Equine Estate Planning

How will your horse, your horse property, and even your horse business be taken care of if you are ever incapacitated or after your death?

I know that these are not pleasant topics to think about. We all want to think that we will never get badly injured, but we know it happens. We’ve all read about the tragic riding accidents suffered by Christopher Reeves and Courtney King Dye. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an added urgency on having your estate plan in place. You may have seen the various Facebook posts asking for help to care for a horse whose owner was injured in an accident or died because there was no system in place to pay for horse care. These kinds of situations can be addressed before they ever happen. Estate planning documents that take into consideration your equine lifestyle can give you peace of mind that your horse, as well as property and business, will be taken care of in the case of incapacitation or death.

There are many considerations with your estate planning if you are involved with horses. There are also many options that allow you to create a plan that works for your individual needs, as well as the needs of your family, your horse, property, and business. As a horsewoman and an estate planning attorney, I talk with you about these options so that you have an equine estate plan that meets your specific needs and provides you peace of mind about the care of your horse, family, property, and business.

Contact me today so we can discuss the right equine estate plan for you.