horse

1-June-2015

A new law is now available to tackle the problem of fly-grazing in England (other, recently passed laws apply in Wales). The grazing of horses (which includes mules, asses and hinnies) on private or public land without permission has been…


13-May-2015

Over the past few years there has been a worrying increase in dog attacks on ridden horses. As it stands, the law fails to provide adequate protection for horses who fall victim to dog attacks. Unless the rider is hurt…


10-November-2014

Another claim has been brought by someone injured in a collecting ring collision. This time the accident occurred at a Show jumping Association of Ireland event. An unfortunate lady who was both spectating and helping in the collecting ring was…



18-December-2013

Q: What kind of groom is deemed to accept risk of injury?  A: a self-employed one   The courts deal with a steady trickle of claims by unfortunate riders who have been injured riding someone else’s horse and have sued for…


8-August-2013

Lucy Higginson, editor of Horse & Hound, reports that many horse owners are finding it difficult to pay for their horses’ keep.  She says  “We have come across examples of livery yard dumping, where somebody moves their horse in and…


12-July-2013

The recent outcry from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) about DIY micro-chipping of horses (yes, apparently people really do) has been reported in this week’s Horse & Hound.  According to H&H, Amazon has bowed to pressure and stopped selling…


30-May-2013

Horse & Hound has reported another failed court case against an equestrian employer.  Ms Kublin was employed as a groom at Jane Allison Equestrian Ltd and had been there only 10 days when she took a nasty fall from a…


10-May-2013

A draft bill to amend the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is published today.  www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm86/8601/8601.pdf  But will it help horse riders? Not really. The key change is to section 3 of the 1991 Act which makes the owner/person in charge of a…


19-April-2013

One has to feel for farmer Peter Withecombe.  The Western Morning News has reported this week on yet another attack on his sheep by stray dogs.  According to WMN, this poor farmer has lost 60 sheep and lambs over the…