The Right Horse Insurance for a Horse Owner

Horse owners should protect themselves and their horses at every turn. Just as they would steer their horse clear of danger, they should purchase horse insurance to protect the financial obligation that comes with owning a horse. The following are a couple different types of horse insurance options that every horse owner should consider.

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Full Mortality and Theft

This type of horse insurance is comparable to a person’s life insurance policy. It protects the owner against loss if the horse were to pass away. This protection is good in situations that include either natural or accidental deaths. Another part of this coverage is theft. Stolen horses that remain in North America are insured, and some situations allow for the horse insurance to extend beyond and into other countries.

The qualifications for full horse mortality insurance coverage include that the horse is physically sound and that the horse has good health overall. Horses that are valued below $50,000 often do not require a veterinary certificate of health. Short-term Air Transit insurance or European Extension may be added by endorsement to a Full Mortality policy.

Limited Mortality

This type of horse insurance is limited to protection against specific perils. Horses that may not qualify for Full Mortality can often be insured under this type of insurance. Financial compensation is most often achieved with limited mortality when a horse’s death was caused by:

  • An aircraft, or objects falling from one
  • Bridge and culvert collapses
  • Earthquakes, explosions, or floods
  • Fire, lightning, or smoke
  • Loading or unloading accidents
  • Tornadoes, hailstorms, cyclones, and windstorms

Some insurance policies allow the owner of the horse to add in some other perils. They include accidental shooting, wild animal attacks, building collapses, drowning, and more. Short-term coverage for Animal Air & Ground Transit Insurance is available.

Getting Started

Horse owners each have specific needs when it comes to horse mortality insurance. The age of the horse, the amount of work that it does, the amount of travel that it does, and the area where it lives can all play a factor in the type of horse insurance coverage that is needed. Ark Agency has a representative waiting to help any horse owner discover what their policy should entail, how much the premium will cost, and what requirements are needed to get covered. Begin by contacting Ark Agency today to get a quote today!

Where to Begin

Call or e-mail an Ark Agency Representative for an estimated premium, policy and company details, and qualification requirements.  We work with several insurance companies and rates and coverage conditions vary.  We will help you determine which application to use and advise on how to put livestock mortality insurance and horse insurance in force. For more assistance, give us a call today at (320)243-7250 or (800)328-8894.

*General information is provided on this insurance topic.  Acting on our coverage recommendations does not guarantee coverage if you have a loss or claim.

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3 days ago  ·  

We highly recommend teaching regular safety training at your stable. One emergency people don't think enough about is how they would free a horse that got a tied lead, cross tie or other type of rope wrapped about the horse's neck, head or halter. There are other situations like this that can happen to other parts of a horse's body - with horses anything can happen and it is good to be prepared --- kinda like knowing where your fire extinguisher is, if it is functional and how to use it.

With a rope emergency, using a knife with a point in an emergency near the neck or head of a panicking horse is not the best idea, and we've found that neither smooth nor serrated blades work fast enough. We just ordered the product attached to this post. Have a look at the video. Let us know if you have used one. We plan to test it on different thicknesses, plies, and types of webbing, rope and leather as in the video and will report on this again soon.

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