How will the United States Supreme Court Decision on state sports betting impact horse racing in Oklahoma?

Horse racing is a vibrant business in Oklahoma.  Will this new decision by the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which in the absence of federal legislation allows each state to directly regulate sports betting, present new opportunities for expansion? http://www.horsecouncil.org/press-release/supreme-court-opens-state-sports-betting-flood-gates-sen-hatch-offers-federal-framework/

For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite | WTOP Could this practice cross over to mini horses?

While the majority of my practice is equine law, I do have several cases involving dogs so I find this article interesting.  Mini horses are increasingly being recognized as emotional support animals.  Could this practice cross over to minis in the courtroom too? Source: For defenders and judges, comfort dogs in court do opposite |…

Non-Business Related Transportation of Horses | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Published Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidance provides an exception for the transportation of horses when the transportation in question is not business related (neither for compensation, nor where the driver is engaged in an underlying business related to the move). — Read on http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/non-business-related-transportation-horses

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Grants ELD 90-Day Waiver for Transportation of Agricultural Commodities

FMCSA has granted a 90-day waiver in the implementation of ELDs (electronic logging device) for the transportation of agricultural commodities which includes livestock such as horses.  The waiver was given in response to a waiver request by the National Pork Producers Council on behalf of eight other livestock transporters.  The new ELD implementation deadline is…

Oklahoma Celebrates the National Day of the Horse on December 13, 2017

In 2004, the United States Senate Resolution 452 recognized December 13th as “National Day of the Horse.”  The purpose of this resolution was to “encourage the people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States.”  According to the 2004 resolution, the…

Hauling Horses? Understand how the Federal ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Rule could impact you.

In December 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the final rule on ELDs - electronic logging devices.  In general, these new regulations require commercial carriers to install ELDs to monitor hours of hauling.  The American Horse Council published a press release today, November 30, 2017, pushing for a one year delay in implementation…