Resource articles

Electrical surge damage

Claims involving lightning damage can be significant and impact your ability to operate effectively.

Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

Measures you can take to prevent fires or lessen their impact.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.

How prepared are you for severe weather catastrophe

Markel answers common questions about how horse and farm owners should prepare for catastrophic weather events.

Common Q&As about care, custody and control insurance

Markel Specialty answers common questions about care, custody and control insurance coverage.

Facilities and disease control

What trusted-source, best practices should I consider for disease control?

General liability horse insurance Who needs it? Why and when?

I run a training and boarding business from my barn, and also give lessons to non-boarders. What type of coverage is general liability horse insurance and do I need to be fully protected?

Homeowner's vs. commercial equine insurance? What is covered (or not convered)?

Many homeowner policies include exclusions which could affect a horse owner. Review your current policy and have a conversation with your insurance agent to be sure you are adequately covered when owning a horse.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Fire alarm maintenance tips.

Tips to stop slip and falls

Simple and cost effective ways of stopping slip and fall accidents.