The Mane Point: a legal blog for smart horses and their people

Sometimes People Act The Fool: Why You (Yes, You) Need Equine Liability Insurance

By Allison J. Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 10/05/2020

I get asked all the time: why do I need commercial liability insurance for my equine business? Savvy business owners know that Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the majority of all other nearby states have an equine “shield” law that essentially says horseback riders ride at their own risk. But that does not completely protect your equine investment.

Horse Sales Are Strong: Protect Yourself When Buying or Selling a Horse

By Allison J. Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 08/27/2020

Use horse sense—get sound legal advice before buying or selling a horse. Attorney Allison J. Farrell explains.

Equine Liability: Don’t Risk Your Kingdom on a Half-Nailed Shoe

By Allison J. Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC on 07/17/2020

A horseback riding accident can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment, you are happily trotting down a trail. The next moment, you are flying head first into the unforgiving trunk of a tree. What the heck just happened?