In the wake of the recent hurricanes and all the devastation they left behind, it brings to mind that we have to always be prepared for a disaster. But how do we make sure that we are ready?
Below is a non-exhaustive list of considerations when preparing a disaster plan for your horse:
It is important to practice your emergency evacuation plan before an emergency strikes to ensure all responsible parties are prepared and ready. Also remember to share your evacuation plan with your friends and family.
I recently had a chance to sit down with Scott Lombard from Corinthian Insurance and I was pleasantly surprised about what I learned. They are a unique company that is committed to helping horse owners by providing insurance that benefits horses throughout New England.
As any horse owner knows, caring for and maintaining a horse can be very expensive and there are often unexpected things that come up. Whether it is mortality insurance on the horse or a horse owner liability insurance policy in case the horse causes damages, having the appropriate insurance lined up in case something happens makes a lot of sense.
I consider Corinthian Insurance a top notch Insurance agency when it comes to making sure that your horse is properly insured.
For more information feel free to contact Corinthian Insurance at 508-533-5103 and www.corinthianinsurance.com
Often, horses are sold “as is”. The term “as is” refers to giving notice to buyers that they are taking ownership of the horse in its current condition along with all its potential problems and conditions. One purpose for an “as is” sale would be to ensure that once the sale is complete, the buyer will not go back to the seller and complain about an issue with the horse. Any expressed or implied warranties are usually excluded from an “as is” sale. So the take away is “buyer beware”, and that the buyer should know what he or she is getting into before the sale is finalized.
Purchasing a horse can be an expensive and life changing undertaking. A horse is a huge responsibility and in some ways more complicated than acquiring any other pet. Below are some considerations when purchasing a horse:
Massachusetts, like many other states, has enacted an Equine Liability Statute known as Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 128 Section 2D. This Statute is intended to protect equine facilities and other equine professionals from being liable as a result of the inherent risks of equine activities. In addition every equine professional shall post and maintain signs which contain the following warning:
Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.
Peter A. Moustakis is the founder of Moustakis Law LLC
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