Equine law involves the handling of many types of horse-related issues, including (but not limited to):
- Representing stables, competitors, trainers, and associations in the equine industry
- Contract negotiation and drafting for equine-related transactions such as sales, leases, boarding, and training
- Equine-related litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration
- Representation handling cases involving commercial code, breach of contract, and misrepresentation & fraud as well as transactions including partnerships, sale and lease
Equine law is unique due to the legal nature of horses themselves. Depending upon the purpose, a horse can be considered livestock, personal property, a vehicle, or even an athlete.