Help your horse and rest insured

By Connie Orcutt • Published: October 1st, 2016
Category: Animal Airwaves

Before getting a horse, it helps to know the costs you’ll incur to keep your steed in tip-top shape. Then you can start budgeting for routine veterinary care—like vaccines, deworming and foot care—and help prevent problems down the road. But planning only for preventive care won’t be enough if your horse faces a health crisis. That’s when insurance can save the day.

Equine health insurance is offered by private carriers as major medical or surgical plans. Neither covers routine care. But major medical covers veterinary treatment—including medication and surgical procedures—due to accidents or illness. And surgical insurance covers nonelective surgery performed in a veterinary hospital. Either plan also requires you to insure your horse against death or theft.

You might want to look into it so that you can rest insured.