When it comes to horses each party in a transaction has expectations and objectives that are not always known and are frequently vastly different.  Surprisingly even though great sums of money are being transferred many are done with a handshake, at most.   It is imporant to reduce agreements to writing to address the expectations and objectives in advance to avoid some of the most common disputes which arrise. Examples include:

Boarding Agreements

Sale/Purchase Agreements

Training Agreements

Lease Agreements

Ranch Rules

Reproductive Related Agreements

Equine Related Litigation

Technically horses are property; however, they have some unique features that distinguish them from your refrigerator.  While you can unplug your refrigerator, horses continue to eat and cost money to keep and maintain.  Horses also have an ability to injure themselves at an alarming rate, which makes it important that the lawyer handling your matter understand equine injuries, ailments, maintenantce and the need to move the matter in a typically slow judicial process.  There are also statutes that are unique to equines, stables and care givers that the attorney needs to understand to effectively address your legal needs.  Chris Renne has been handling equine cases for many years and has attended and spoken at the National Equine law Conference in Lexington, KY.  She has also imported, owned and shown horses.   


Consulting services available to answer and address questions and concerns of lawyers representing clients, of boarding facilities, horse owners, and prospective sellers or purchasers.