Module: Equine Law

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Peter Morris
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    75 hours
  • Contact hrs

    20 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 2

Module content

Law relating to the following areas of law set in an equine context where appropriate, the English legal system, horse ownership, buying and selling horses, running and working within a riding establishment, negligence and other related torts, insurance, health and safety, property rights and ownership, stallion agreements, animal welfare and employment.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Identify the relevant law in a given situation and identify situations where they need to seek professional advice and help.
  2. Identify the key areas and apply the appropriate law in establishing, developing and maintaining a successful business.
  3. Develop the knowledge to be able to avoid legal censure in the context of their personal and business lives.


Assessment Description Weighting
Examination In-class test 100%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Cooke, J. (2011). Law of Tort. (10th edition). Pearson Education.
  • De Silva, C. (2004). Equine Law. Harper Adams University College.
  • Elliott, C. and Quinn, F. (2011). English Legal System 2011/2012. (12th edition). Longman.
  • Gilligan, B. (2002). Practical Horse Law. (1st edition). Blackwell Publishing.
  • Keen and Riches (2007). Business Law. (8th edition). Pearson Education.
  • Mackenzie, J. (2001). Horse Law. (Revised edition). J.A. Allen.
  • Marsh and Soullsby (2002). Business Law. (8th edition). Nelson Thornes.
  • Nairns, J. (2008). Employment Law. (6th edition). Pearson Education.
  • Upex, R. and Bennett, G. (2008). Davies on Contract. (10th edition). Sweet and Maxwell.