This care agreement for a retired or injured horse or pony. Beneficial for both the owner and the carer, it records ownership and responsibilities. This agreement could be put in place by either the owner or the carer. The owner benefits from agreeing how the horse will be looked after and how it will be used, while the carer benefits from warranties (promises) about the condition and heath of the horse.
About this horse care agreement
This agreement has been designed for situations in which a horse or pony is "retired" into the care of someone else. The horse may no longer be able to work owing to old age, or it might have suffered an injury, as a result of which it no longer can compete, but otherwise could be used for lighter work such as hacking or teaching, keeping another horse company or for breeding.
Typically, this agreement would be used when an owner no longer wants to keep a horse, but doesn't want to have it put down. By loaning it for free to someone who can use it, the owner retains ownership but doesn't have to pay care costs, while the carer can enjoy the horse and put it to use, only having to pay for care (and not the horse itself).
Although this is a loan agreement (letting the owner end the agreement and take back the horse when he wants), there is provision for the ownership to pass to the carer after a given period if the owner does not end the agreement before that date. This provision allows the owner to become confidant in the quality of care provided before abandoning the horse to the carer completely.
When to use this document
Using a legal agreement might seem overly formal when giving a horse to someone else to look after. However, the reason to do so is to record the agreement so that neither party can later claim that it was somehow different. Without having the deal in writing, there may be later confusion as to who agreed to pay vet bills, or to whom the horse actually belongs. Arguments can be time consuming, expensive and can cause worry.
There is no specific law relating to loaning your horse to someone else, so you are free to amend or add to the agreement as you want.
Agreement features and contents
suitable for use by the carer or by the owner
the horse may be retired or semi-retired from professional work
the horse may be injured and unable to work in the same way
The contents include:
Ownership, including transfer of ownership after a certain time
Identification of the horse
Owners warranties as to condition, vices etc
Reasons to buy from Net Lawman
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Guidance notes included - prior legal knowledge is not required
Comprehensive guidance notes, written by the author of the document, are included. These notes ensure that you don’t need to be a lawyer or have knowledge of the law to understand which paragraphs you should edit to complete the document.
Minimal editing required
This agreement has been written specifically in such a way that you don’t need to spend hours editing it. It uses an approach where you remove the sections that aren’t applicable to you, so you don’t have to add any back, write your own, or worry about whether you are using correct legal language.
Plain language minimises future disagreements
Your agreement is real law written in plain language that all parties will understand. This will minimise the likelihood of later disputes.
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As soon as you complete the secure checkout process, we will send your care agreement straight to your inbox. We will also keep a copy for you for 60 days in our customer area so you can access it even when you are away from your e-mail.
Still unsure whether this is the right document for you?
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