2013 Brings Unexpected Tax Relief For Horse Owners

According to Forbes, “Not everyone was happy on January 2 when President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act, notably those whose first 2013 paychecks were smaller than the ones they’d received in 2012. But the law gave horse owners a reason to raise a glass in a belated New Year’s toast, as it […]

Western Stock Show Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1

According to the Associated Press, “Colorado agriculture officials have confirmed that a horse used during the National Western Stock Show in Denver tested positive for the equine herpesvirus.” Colorado authorities are encouraging everyone who had horses at the National Western Stock Show get their horses tested. Read the article Denver Post Article   Jan. 29 […]

Are Owners Liable When Paid Workers Get Hurt Riding?

February 2013 – According to the Daily Mail newspaper, “A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer.” This article presents a number of questions concerning the liability of horse operations when it comes to the people […]

100 Horses Seized After 96 Found Dead On Ranch

Jan. 2013 – According to the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has taken more than 100 horses into its care after finding 96 dead horses at a ranch north of New Salem over the weekend.” Read the article

How New Tax Law Impacts Horse Owners

Jan. 29, 2013 – American Horse Council:  Congress’ passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in 2012 and the President’s signing it in 2013 broke the Congressional impasse and got the country past the Fiscal Cliff for now.  We now sit on the bench next to the sign indicating a “Scenic Overlook.”  But […]

Obama Pushes Congress On Immigration

Jan. 29, 2013 – According to Reuters, “President Barack Obama pushed Congress on Tuesday (Jan. 29) to overhaul the U.S. immigration system but disagreement with Republicans over securing the border with Mexico has already begun to sour bipartisan efforts. Under the Obama proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, undergo national security and criminal background […]

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High Brow Cat Sells

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High Brow Cat (photo by Cam Essick)
The Western performance sire High Brow Cat has sold. The sale of the 25-year-old industry-leading sire was completed privately for an undisclosed purchase price. Jack Waggoner, Bridgeport, Texas, sold the stallion to Colt Ventures, a Dallas, Texas, investment company owned by Darren and Julie Blanton.