equine law horses law joanne belascoWhen you think of riding your horse or teaching your next lesson, the last thing that enters your mind is an attorney. And that’s how it should be. But everyone has heard of someone with a horrible horse experience that might have gone much better if they had known an equine attorney to talk to about the situation.

Maybe you know someone who sold a horse on payments, with no written sales contract, and never got paid. Maybe you were at a barn that got sued because the liability release it downloaded from the Internet wasn’t valid in its state. Maybe you have have seen a desperate plea online to help a horse that couldn’t be fed or taken care of properly because its owner died without a horse trust, and the will was tied up in probate for months.

As a lifelong horsewoman and a former horse professional, I help my equine law clients use the law as a tool that actually makes their lives with horses more peaceful and enjoyable. I understand your issues in a way that other attorneys simply can’t because they don’t know the world of horses. They don’t know what it’s like to be a horse person and the concerns that come with being around horses. I understand what a pre-purchase exam is and how it is used in the sale of a horse. I understand how hard it is to run a horse business and the need for clear business documents to help your business be successful. I understand why you want your horse trust to list the precise horse treat your horse likes.

massachusetts equine law attorney I help Massachusetts horse people and individuals conducting horse business under Massachusetts law by using preventive equine law to provide low-cost solutions such as effective contracts that can prevent problems, disagreements, and even litigation. I work with you to create wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents that address concerns with your horse, horse property, and horse business, in the event of your incapacitation or death. I draft contracts for horse people and businesses, such as purchase and sales contracts and business incorporation documents for non-profit and for-profit businesses, with an understanding of the details of horse transactions and businesses. My legal services can help address the dreaded “barn drama” situation that so many people struggle with at boarding facilities. I handle litigation matters on a case-by-case basis.

My firm, Windhorse Legal, PLLC, is web-based, which means I meet with you via email, phone, or Skype. I know that you have a busy life, especially with horses, so meeting this way provides convenience and allows you to spend more time with your horse. If your matter involves litigation, I have colleagues throughout Massachusetts with whom I partner to provide you with the courtroom attorney you need in your area of the state. I also offer flat-rate fees for most of my services, which saves you money and lets you budget for necessary legal work.

I am also an experienced workshop and seminar presenter, including presentations at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and clinics in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. I am available to give an interesting and engaging webinar presentation to your group about Equine Law.

Contact me today to see how preventive equine law can help you.