This horse sharing agreement records how joint ownership of a horse or pony is divided. Not only does it record ownership shares, but also how responsibility for looking after the horse is divided. Horse sharing is a fantastic way of reducing the costs of ownership: both financial and time. However, many informal arrangements turn sour because of disagreements about responsibilities for care, access and use, and who contributed what.
About this horse share agreement
This agreement sets out ownership and responsibilities. It covers a lot of points, and is suitable for both high value and low value transactions. While we recommend recording the deal as fully as possible, because a long agreement may be excessive for an inexpensive horse, you can easily edit it to a much simpler document.
Recording the arrangement in a written agreement like this one may seem overly formal, particularly between friends, but it can prevent and resolve arguments and upsets. This easy to edit horse share agreement is full of practical matters, some of which might have been overlooked without it.
We haven't used any legal jargon, so the document doesn't come across as being overly formal for an agreement between friends. It will however, protect your investment in the horse, and help prevent disagreements much better than an informal arrangement.
Using this co-ownership agreement
This document is suitable for sharing arrangements where the horse will be ridden recreationally. One or other of the owners might enter the occasional competition, but the rationale for ownership should not be to compete. You might be:
buying a new horse with a friend and sharing costs and riding time
selling a share in a horse you already own in order to reduce your financial or time commitment to looking after it
buying with someone else to allow a third party to ride (such as buying with an ex-husband, where the rider will be your daughter)
You should ideally consider the points in this document before you commit to sharing, and then finalise the document soon after. We suggest writing brief notes between you as to what is important to both of you (for example, one person might not want to deal with a farrier, or it may be important that one of you has access on Wednesday afternoons for a club hack).
Consider the areas where something may go wrong with the proposal or your relationship and ask “What would we do if . . .” Those issues must be covered in the way you want.
There are a greater number of issues to consider if the horse is to be ridden in competitions. If this is the case, then Horse sharing agreement: competing may be more suitable.
Document features and contents
The agreement includes the following provisions:
Details of the horse
The passport and other records
Location and terms of stabling
Termination of the agreement
Other miscellaneous legal provisions to protect you
Reasons to buy from Net Lawman
Full money back guarantee – buy with confidence
This horse sharing agreement comes with a no questions asked full money back guarantee. You take no risk that it might not be right. Once you buy it, we’ll give you 30 days to evaluate it in any way you want. If for any reason you’re not happy, just e-mail us and we’ll refund your money in full immediately.
We share a passion for riding and equestrianism
We’ve been riding for longer than we’d like to admit. We’ve been involved in many different aspects of equestrianism, from breeding to competition. We understand the issues that you face as a horse owner because we face the same ones. The Net Lawman equestrianism documents are some of the ones we most commonly use ourselves.
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.
If a dispute does arise and you find yourself in court, the judge will look more favourably on a legal agreement written in plain language over one peppered with complicated legal jargon. Your case will be stronger if it is clear that both sides understood the agreement when it was signed.
Delivered straight to your inbox
As soon as you complete the secure checkout process, we will send your co-ownership 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?
If you are unsure whether this horse share agreement is suitable for your particular circumstances, then you have two options. The first is to buy now, evaluate the template, and use the 30 day, full money back guarantee to obtain a refund if it isn’t suitable. You take no risk in seeing the document. The second option is to contact us and ask. We can’t offer you legal advice on your situation, but we can help you find the document you want. We aim to respond to your question within 24 hours.
This document is drawn and maintained by Net Lawman. It is real law in plain English.