Equine Litigation

Equine law is the legal practice of all things horse related. It could be anything involving horse businesses, organizations and facilities, 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.
Tainted horse feeds can be a result of cross contamination with other feed types. Other feeds, such as cattle and poultry, typically contain an additive called monensin, which is an antibiotic used for growth.
The problem is: Recent studies have shown monsensin is extremely toxic and deadly for horses. So, a company that creates both horse feed and poultry/cattle bulk feed can easily cross-contaminate the feeds, putting your horse(s) in harm’s way.
This can happen in a variety of ways if appropriate precaution and safeguards are not put in place and strictly adhered to.These incidents are the result of gross neglect and a complete failure to follow simple protocol and procedures at the location where the feed is manufactured.
At The Saade Law Firm, we also represent horse owners that have had their horses injured or killed as a result of the negligence or gross negligence of another, including but not limited to, the following:
  • Failure of the racetrack owners’ to:​​
    • properly maintain the racetracks in suitable racing conditions;
    • properly follow mandated health codes;
    • prevent tainted horse fees;
    • provide adequate emergency services;
    • among many others..
  • Failure of either racetrack owners’, horse owners’, veterinarians’, trainers’ and/or racetrack officials’ to prevent a horse from racing that was known to have an injury prior to the race to race, which effectively caused the injured horse to fall or collapse during the race, creating a stampede of falling horses and jockeys, sum of which were seriously injured or died.
Equine Related Claims include:
  • Horse Owner Liability
  • Premise Liability
  • Professional and Amateur Rider Liability
  • Releases and Waivers
  • Trainer Liability


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