Resource articles

Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

Adjust to weather and road conditions

As part of your defensive driving program, you must know how to adjust to weather and road conditions.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.