Resource articles

Determining the insurance value of your horse

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

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.

Property insurance: Who needs it? Why and when?

I run training and boarding business from my barn and also give lessons to non-boarders. What type of coverages do I need to be fully protected?

Facilities and disease control

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

How long do smoke detectors last?

Fire alarm maintenance tips.

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?

Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

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

Protecting your farm personal property: A crisis averted

The loss of farm personal property due to disaster or theft can result in significant replacement and lost opportunity costs.

How prepared are you for severe weather catastrophe

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

Farm safety

Over 50 ways to protect people, horses, and property on your farm. Besides saving lives and protecting property, using these guidelines can help you qualify for lower insurance premiums.