Resource articles

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.

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 talk 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.

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?

Safety communications

Equestrian facilities present their own unique hazards. With a multitude of equipment and machinery, there are endless ways for injury to occur on the farm.

Common Q&As about care, custody and control insurance

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

Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

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

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.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.