Resource articles

Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

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

Tips to stop slip and falls

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

What is equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage?

Markel answers questions about how equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage can be beneficial to horse and farm owners.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.

Doorway hazards

Studies have shown that when a door closes, it can generate around 40 tons of pressure per square inch at the hinge area.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Next time you change the battery in your smoke detectors, be sure to check its age, as well. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms have a life span of 8-10 years.

When to call your insurance company

My horse is lame after competing in a horse show this weekend! Do I need to contact my insurance company? How will my coverage be affected?

Determining the insurance value of your horse

Horses are an investment and establishing the value is important to protect this investment.

Transporting your horse

How can I reduce my risks when transporting my horse?

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?