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Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

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

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.

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.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.

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?

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.

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?

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.