Horse Law

HORSE LAW | Definition

The term "equine law" covers all disputes that have a connection to horses. This is not a classic legal field that can be demarcated. Rather, there are links to a wide variety of legal areas such as the law of obligations (e.g. warranty disputes when buying a horse) or tort law (e.g. claims for damages after accidents with horses, up to and including veterinary liability). In addition, the drafting of contracts, such as purchase, leasing, riding, brokerage or hiring contracts, represents a large area in so-called equine law.

Thanks to our ambitious team, some of whom have been active in equestrian sports for many years, we can offer you experienced advice on all legal problems relating to horses.

Our range of services includes in particular

the consultation of

  • Horse owner, animal keeper and riding participation liability
  • Damage events in connection with horses
  • insurance aspects
  • Review and preparation of contracts
  • Review and preparation of purchase contracts
  • Purchase reversals
  • Extrajudicial / judicial enforcement of claims in the event of defects
  • Veterinary Liability
  • Farrier liability
  • Horse boarding liability
  • Drafting and review of general terms and conditions and horse employment contracts

Contributions to the horse law

Rights and risks when buying a saddle

A saddle belongs to the essential equipment for rider and horse. It should be correctly fitted to the horse's back and the rider's body to prevent hazards and injuries. But what rights can the buyer assert if the purchased saddle is defective? What can be done if a custom-made saddle is

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Outside rider risk

If you have any further questions, we, at RT & Partner, will be happy to assist you at any time. According to § 833 sentence of the German Civil Code (BGB), the liability of the owner of farm animals is presumed to be the result of legal fault. Horses are considered farm animals if their keeping is directly related to the professional activity of the owner.

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The most expensive horse in the world

It is well known that horse riding or keeping horses is an expensive passion. From accommodation, care, riding equipment, veterinary costs to the initial purchase price, all this costs a lot of money.

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