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Breeding Your Mare? 5 Legal Issues You Need to Know

September 2015 by Priscilla Blackadder, Barrister Nigel Bowen Chambers

The sharp rise in the number of horse owners breeding their own mares to advertised stallions and the development of new breeding technologies has made it easier than ever to realise the dream of breeding your own foal. 

However, there are a number of highly complex legal issues to consider and, sadly, disputes are increasingly common without the protection and careful consideration of a Stallion Service Agreement. Here are the five most common legal issues you should know ahead of this breeding season to ensure you, your mare and the prospect of a happy, healthy foal are protected...

Issue 1: Stallion Service Agreement