Attorney Ruth E. Kochard, an equine law specialist, has joined the faculty of HorseCoursesOnline.com, the world's leading provider of online equine study curriculum for colleges and universities. Kochard is the instructor for the equine study course Legal Aspects of Horse Management.
A cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the Pace University School of Law, Kochard formed her own law practice in Richmond, VA, where she continues to both train and show hunters for her personal enjoyment. For several years she owned and managed Windan Farm, offering training, sales, riding instruction and boarding.
Her Legal Aspects course includes lessons on the formation of a horse business, the general principles of "negligence" faced by trainers, instructors and boarding facilities, contracts for services and sales, and horse-related legislation. "If you are involved with horses, sooner or later you are going to be involved with legal issues," Kochard says. "It's always better to be informed (close the barn door) before the horse gets out," she advises.
HorseCoursesOnline.com is affiliated with seven colleges and universities, providing the curriculum for the Breyer State University (BSU) Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies degree, as well as Professional Horse Trainer and Riding Instructor certifications from the Equine Studies Institute. Completely online, students can enroll in any course at any time and they work at their own pace without completion deadlines. HorseCoursesOnline.com serves more than 2,500 active students representing 13 countries.
Kochard, who does volunteer legal work for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, will also be a part of the HorseCoursesOnline.com "information team". The Information Team includes a veterinarian, a horse trainer, and an equine nutrition specialist all available to answer questions by e-mail. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Ruth Kochard and her legal aspects of horse management course, visit www.horsecoursesonline.com