There are several differences between insuring a hobby horse farm and a commercial stable, including:
Purpose: A hobby horse farm is typically used for personal enjoyment and recreation, while a commercial stable is used for business purposes, such as providing boarding, training, and lessons to clients.
Size: A hobby horse farm is typically smaller in scale, with fewer horses and less infrastructure, while a commercial stable may house a larger number of horses and have more facilities, such as indoor arenas, outdoor arenas, and trails.
Liability: Commercial stables have a higher liability risk than hobby horse farms, as they are responsible for the care and safety of horses owned by others. This means that commercial stables need to carry higher limits of liability insurance to protect against claims for injury or damage caused to a client or their horse while on the property.
Income: Commercial stables generate income, while hobby horse farms typically do not. This means that commercial stables require specialized insurance coverage to protect against potential losses related to income interruption or loss of income due to a covered event.
Coverage: Because of the increased risk and liability associated with commercial stables, insurance coverage for commercial stables is typically more comprehensive and specialized than coverage for hobby horse farms. This may include additional coverage for care, custody, and control of horses, as well as business interruption coverage and professional liability coverage.
Overall, it is important to work with an experienced equine insurance agent to determine the appropriate coverage needed for either a hobby horse farm or a commercial stable.