Livery Stable Keepers

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Individuals who, as a regular course of business, provide quarters for the boarding of horses and rent them for hire.

Livery stables are ordinarily subject to regulation. A municipal corporation acting subject to the authority delegated by the state legislature can prohibit the maintenance of such stables in particular areas of a town or city. Such regulation must be reasonable and uniform in its effect upon individual keepers as well as the general public at large. A state or a municipal corporation can require that a livery stable keeper obtain a license, or it can impose a tax upon their activities. Generally a livery stable keeper who hires out a horse makes an implied promise or warranty that it is fit for ordinary use. The livery stable keeper will be held liable in the event that the horse is vicious and, as a result, a person suffers injury as a result of the horse's behavior.