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Equine Law and Horsemanship Safety

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It is with deep sadness that the Law School announces the passing of beloved Professor Robert Dawson. At the request of Jan Dawson, we link here to the official statements and photo gallery also hosted on the UT Law School Web site.

This site contains comprehensive resource materials on equine law and horsemanship safety. It is hosted by the Tarlton Law Library of the University of Texas School of Law.  Both the legal and horsemanship materials are suitable for use by law students, lawyers, and the general public. 

The materials are updated each week with new law cases for horsemen within days after they have been decided by the courts and with other materials as they become available. 

The equine law information provided here is not legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is created by its communication.  The horsemanship safety information provided here is not supplied in the capacity as an instructor or trainer and should not be relied upon as such.

The site is maintained in cooperation with the American Association for Horsemanship Safety (AAHS).  AAHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization devoted to promoting safety on and around horses.

You may wish to visit the AAHS web site for information about its riding instructor certification clinics, workshops on horsemanship safety and legal liability, safety helmets, books, videos and other horsemanship safety materials, and referrals to experts and attorneys in horse accident cases.

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Professor Robert O. Dawson
Bryant Smith Chair in Law
University of Texas School of Law