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Practical Horse Law: A Guide for Owners and Riders by Brenda Gilligan

By Brenda Gilligan

Functional Horse legislations units out to be an obtainable and readable consultant to the legislations for horse proprietors and riders in events the place they may have to examine their criminal place and the necessity for criminal recommendation. It additionally indicates steps which might be taken to avoid changing into occupied with litigation within the first position. Horseriding is a hazard activity, horses are worthy animals, and proprietors and riders must be conscious of all of the criminal pitfalls.

It comprises picking out a using tuition, using accurately, even if in a college or on roads and tracks, deciding to buy, promoting and loaning horses and kit, injuries and veterinary negligence, easy methods to make a declare and what to assert for, retaining horses at domestic or at livery, animal welfare and more.Content:
Chapter 1 legislation of driving institutions (pages 1–17):
Chapter 2 deciding upon a driving institution ? and scholars (pages 18–31):
Chapter three determining to obtain your individual Horse (pages 32–41):
Chapter four Vetting tactics (pages 42–49):
Chapter five deciding to buy the pony ? the criminal half (pages 50–60):
Chapter 6 Misrepresentations and Warranties (pages 61–66):
Chapter 7 Loaning Horses (pages 67–82):
Chapter eight preserving A Horse at domestic or at Livery (pages 83–100):
Chapter nine Saddlers and Saddle Fitters (pages 101–105):
Chapter 10 using Horses at the highway (pages 106–112):
Chapter eleven Bridleways and Tracks (pages 113–127):
Chapter 12 Trailers and Horseboxes (pages 128–132):
Chapter thirteen security at exhibits and different occasions (pages 133–141):
Chapter 14 injuries ? whilst am i able to declare? (pages 142–158):
Chapter 15 Damages ? What am i able to declare for? (pages 159–169):
Chapter sixteen Paying the price of criminal motion (pages 170–172):
Chapter 17 Vets, Farriers, Dentists and substitute treatments (pages 173–190):
Chapter 18 Animal Welfare (pages 191–201):
Chapter 19 the ultimate Parting With a Horse (pages 202–204):

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Most of us will not be buying and selling at that level; indeed, if a claim was made against the majority of us, it would probably be in the Small Claims Track as a claim for a sum under £5000, and no costs are awarded in this type of claim even if you win. But, for the sake of saying `I'm sorry, I don't think my horse will suit you', is it worth the hassle? Could your bank balance stand the expense? Can your nerves stand the risk? Horses, however much of a character we think them to be, are in the eyes of the law `goods and chattels' and are therefore the same as a washing machine, car, sofa bed or whatever.

The Animals Act is not easy to interpret, but if you know that one (or more) of your horses has a peculiar habit or characteristic which could result in it causing serious injury unless prevented from doing so, then you could be liable under the Act. For instance, all horses could be said to have a tendency to kick. Most won't, but it is a `normal' characteristic of a horse. ' In trying to decide what is a `normal' characteristic for a `species' you would need to compare like with like ± not just whether it was normal for horses, but for that type of horse.

Rights and remedies differ greatly between purchasers from commercial sources and between individuals. Buying from auctions is generally reckoned to Deciding to Acquire Your Own Horse 35 be quite risky, but in some areas of horse buying and selling it is the norm ± racehorse sales for instance, but these will be attended by experienced buyers. At most large auctions there will now be facilities for pre-sale inspection and post-sale vetting, with a time limit in which to return the horse post-sale if it proves unsuitable.

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