Equine Law


It’s Easy to Find the Right Coachella Valley Equine Attorney

Whether you’re an owner, breeder, ride horses for pleasure or have a horse business in the California horse community, we can provide you with the services you need to solve any type of equine-related problems you might have. The Law Firm of Sebastian Gibson is dedicated to the horse community to provide you with cost-effective solutions to your legal issues.

Sebastian Gibson has been recognized by Palm Springs Life Magazine as One of the Top Lawyers of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.  He’s been called “Brilliant” and “A Legend.”  If you want a top lawyer on your side, call Sebastian Gibson.  Call us today at (760) 776-1810.

Whether your horses or horse-related business is located in Norco, Hemet, Murrieta, Paso Robles, Temecula, Menifee or San Diego, in Indio, La Quinta, Orange County or Santa Barbara, we can assist you throughout California with equine legal issues, horse matters and contracts such as these:

General Equine and Horse Law

Equine Litigation

Equine Insurance Claims

Buying and Selling Horses

Purchase and Sale Agreements

Installment Sale Agreements

Leasing Agreements

Breeding Horses and Contracts

Boarding Horses and Contracts

Business Entity Formations

Corporations and Partnerships

Training Contracts

Hauling Releases and Waivers

Accidents While Riding Horses

Owning Horses

Training Horses

Horse Litigation

Liability Waivers & Releases

Authorizations to Treat

Lease Agreements


Corporations and LLCs



Oral Agreements

Horse Partnership Ownership Agreements

Liability, Mortality and Loss of Use Insurance

Racing Issues

Faulty Tack or Equipment


Vicious Horses

Horse Related Injuries

Employment and Labor Law




Bill of Sale

Installment Sale


Stallion Syndication & Agreements

Embryo Agreements

Mare Lease and Purchase Agreements

Equine Partnership Agreements

Mortality Issue Disputes

Fertility Insurance Disputes

Administrative Hearings

Racing Infractions

Race Horse Transactions

Show Horse Transactions

Eligibility and Claiming Issues

Horse Show Contracts

Horse Property, Ranches and Farm Purchases

Claim and Delivery Actions

A Uniquely Experienced And Talented Attorney, Sebastian GibsonA Uniquely Experienced And Talented Attorney, Sebastian Gibson

With over 35 years of practice, Sebastian Gibson has been chosen one of the Top Lawyers for the past 8 years by Palm Springs Life Magazine and for good reason.

With law degrees in both the U.S. and the U.K., Sebastian Gibson has over 35 years of experience in California and in England.  He’s been frequently interviewed on radio and TV for his expertise.  The author of thousands of articles on the internet, Sebastian Gibson has also written for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal newspapers and is the author of a book published in 2012.

Now is the time when you need a Coachella Valley equine lawyer most, when trouble is brewing.  Choosing the right lawyer to handle your equine and equestrian matters and one who will explain all your options can make all the difference. Sebastian Gibson is known for his wit and humor, and a determination to make sure his clients receive the compensation they deserve.  He has also been named as a “Superb” Lawyer by Avvo, their highest rating, which rates attorneys throughout the U.S.

With multiple offices in California, our business dispute law firm can represent you in any type of business dispute, anywhere in California, both inland, and up and down the coast, from Newport Beach and throughout Orange County to Palm Springs and Palm Desert, from Indio and Riverside to San Luis Obispo,  from Los Angeles to Chino, and all the cities in between.

Common Equine Issues In California

Some of the most common problems in the horse community arise in circumstances such as these:

A known vicious horse kicks or throws a rider

Faulty tack or equipment causes a rider to fall

No corporation is formed, thus exposing horse owners to personal liability

Inexperienced riders are put on horses for advanced riders

Students are allowed to ride without a helmet

Failing to use an escrow for overseas horse purchases

Failure to obtain proper insurance coverage for equine liability

Utilizing badly drafted and defective liability releases

Making oral agreements and not reducing them to writing

Non-disclosure of horse problems when applying for insurance or prior to their sale

Failing to get horses you’re purchasing checked over by a vet

Failing to read boarding contracts carefully for exclusions of liability

Utilizing outdated and unspecific form contracts

Failing to obtain proper consent forms signed by parents of minors

Failing to document and notify insurance adjusters and brokers immediately of horse mortalitiesWhen It Matters Most, Call Attorney Sebastian Gibson For Your Equine and Equestrian Matters in California

When It Matters Most, Call Attorney Sebastian Gibson For Your Equine and Equestrian Matters in California

Call the number at the top of this page if you have any of these issues or need assistance, and talk directly with Sebastian Gibson.

If you need a Coachella Valley equine lawyer for equine legal advice, a horse-related contract or need to resolve an equestrian-related dispute in California, call Attorney Sebastian Gibson toll free at (760) 776-1810 for a free consultation.