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Horse Welfare in case of Unexpected Death of Owner

A devoted horse owner might despair at the thought of the horse’s future if he or she should die under any circumstances. Would anyone look after it as dutifully as the owner let alone ever develop its potential recognised and nurtured by the owner?  Unless there is plan in place, from both a practical and…


Employment Classification – Casual or Part-Time?

Horse enthusiasts and businesses, from serious amateur/professional riders to agistment centres, riding schools and horse studs, rely on people to help them with their horses.  Help is seldom free.  Labour rates by the hour are normal. Once agreed, the arrangement is usually a happy one.  But sometimes it is not: There is a lot of…


Defamation – Offer to Make Amends

My article last month on Facebook shaming generated feedback by readers wishing to know what to do if they defamed, or might have defamed, someone on Facebook or online.  They wondered if anything could be done to eliminate or reduce the risk of legal liability. If the aggrieved person raises an objection about the published…