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EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY EXCEPTIONS

Equine Activity Liability Laws provide Protection for Equine Professionals, however, there are exceptions you should know:   Most states, including Ohio, have passed Equine Activity Liability Laws. These laws were created to encourage equine-related activities by giving the equine industry strong defenses against liability in litigation and the legal system.  One of the major components of most of these laws is recognizing that equine activities are inherently dangerous. The laws are important to educate the public and make sure before they participate in horse-related activities, they understand there are significant “inherent risks”. These laws were meant to protect an “equine activity...

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What Is Equine Law?

“Equine” means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, zebra, or alpaca. Equine law covers activities dealing with an equine, the equine’s welfare, equestrian sports, and recreational use of equines, riders, and rider safety. People often also ask, “is there a lot of work in that area of law?” The horse industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry. It impacts the American economy more than motion picture services, railroad transportation, and the cigarette industry. As of 2022, there are an estimated 2 million horse owners in the United States and a total of more than 7 million Americans involved in the industry as owners,...

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