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Graduating students will have one-on-one time with Meredith Hodges and will benefit from the experience of partnering with animals in varying stages of training for hands-on work.

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  • Estate Planning When You Have Equines

    This is a repost of an article at The Horse by Erica Larson. Read the article at their website.

    Estate PlanningMost people don’t like to dwell on their own mortality. But do your horses a favor by planning ahead for what should happen to them once you’re gone.

    For instance, well-meaning, but ultimately not equine-savvy, family members might think they’re doing the right thing when they turn your easy-keeping pony out in a big grass pasture to live out her days, or send your rescued and rehabilitated pasture pets to find new homes at the same auction you pulled them from years before. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure such your horses don’t end up in this predicament.

    At the 31st National Conference on Equine Law, held May 4-5 in Lexington, Kentucky, two attorneys—Shannon Bishop Arvin, JD, and Sarah Sloan Reeves, JD, both of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, also in Lexington—shared tips on how to make sure your equine interests are handled to your specifications after your passing.

    Arvin and Reeves stressed that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning. As such, it’s up to you to decide who will inherit what and when. These are personal decisions you should make after carefully considering the available options, they said. They also suggested working with an estate planner, who can take your wishes and ensure they’re carried out in the most tax-effective way possible.

    Bishop and Reeves offered tips on several important topics to consider when planning your estate.

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