Horses are mammals with hooves that are raised and maintained for several different purposes, and are found all over the world.
There are more than 400 different breeds of horses. Large breeds of horses can be as a big as 175cm from hoof to shoulder and can weigh as much as 1,000kg. The smallest breeds of horses can be as small as 76cm from hoof to shoulder and can weigh only 54kg.
Horses are widely used by humans in a variety of sporting competitions and other non-competitive recreational uses, as well as being involved in activities such as police work, agriculture, entertainment and therapy.
Humans provide domestic horses with food, water and shelter, as well as professional attention from specialists such as veterinarians.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Experts in this field are able to provide opinion in a variety of areas including:
- Rules and regulations that need to be followed by horse trainers and handlers
- Standard of care provided for horses
- Accidents and injuries involving horses
- Horse racing safety and regulations
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Horse related injuries
If you work with horses, be aware of the risks and plan ahead to keep your workers and others safe.
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Goode v Angland  NSWCA 311
The appellant was a professional jockey who suffered serious injuries when his horse fell in a race. He claimed his injuries were caused by the respondent’s negligence or breach of duty by riding in such a manner as to interfere with him and his horse.
Lacy v Queensland Racing Integrity Commission  QCAT 106
A jockey was found guilty of a breach of AR 135(b) of the Australian Rules of Racing for failing to ride her horse with vigour but the day after the race, the horse was found to have a significant injury to its right eye.
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