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Why Choose an Equine Lawyer?

We've all devoted countless hours and made significant financial investments in pursuing our equestrian goals. Trainers, boarding facilities, veterinarians, breeders, farriers, and haulers earn their income providing services to their clients and caring for their clients' horses. We all know horses are powerful athletes that can be injured, or injure others, at any time.

Professionals and amateurs alike face significant financial risks in equestrian activities, including the risk of injury to both horse and human. Failure to properly identify and manage risk can lead to unwelcome, unnecessary legal and financial consequences. An experienced attorney can help you sort out, and take appropriate steps to manage, risks.

An experienced, horse-knowledgeable attorney can be especially beneficial, providing practical advice on a wide variety of legal issues and disputes, such as:

  1. Horse sales, leases, and breeding
  2. Training and riding instruction
  3. Boarding
  4. Liability releases and waivers
  5. Joint ownership, partnership, and ownership issues
  6. Business advising for profit and non-profit businesses, including entity formation and employment
  7. Insurance coverage
  8. Risk assessment
  9. Veterinary malpractice, negligence, and authorization for treatment
  10. Horse injuries
  11. Debt collection and creditors' rights, including lien enforcement
  12. Claim and delivery or replevin actions

Unfortunately, protecting and pursuing your rights after you, or your horse, are harmed can be costly. Defending yourself in a legal dispute once it has begun is also expensive. Avoiding legal disputes before they happen - through sound planning and risk management - is often the best and cheapest approach.

Kathryn A. Hall PC is a full service law firm handling all horse-related legal matters throughout Oregon and Washington. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.


Kathryn A. Hall, Attorney at Law
Post Office Box 771 Hillsboro, Oregon 97123