EQUINE LEASE AGREEMENT

Sunday, January 20, 2013

EQUINE LEASE AGREEMENT

Please read and complete this entire document carefully. This agreement must be completed in full.

*** Note - this agreement is for the protection of the equine. ***

 

EQUINE: _____________________

 

This Lease is made and entered into this _____________(date) between _____________________________ (Lessee) residing at _____________________________________________________ and _____________________,(Lessor) residing at _____________________________________________________________________________________.

 

All assignments of this agreement/lease fall to the Lessors heirs, successors, and assignees, should the Lessor not be able or available to uphold the agreement/lease for any reason such as but not limited to mental or physical difficulties or death of the Lessor.  Lessor warrants that they are the owner of the Equine, and agrees to lease said equine to Lessee subject to the following terms and conditions of this agreement;

 

1. Term:

______________________________(Lessor) hereby assigns to ____________________________(Lessee) an equine named _______________________, for a time period of _________________ beginning _________________ (date) and ending no later than _____________________ (date). Lessee has the option to return the equine, in good health, before the ending date.

 

The equine, shall reside at ________________________________________________________________________, unless Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, is notified in writing and approves in writing the moving of said equine to another specified location within 14 days prior to the equine being moved.

 

2. Description:

a)         Name:  ___________________________________________________________________________

b)         Age:     ___________________________________________________________________________

c)         Gender:            ___________________________________________________________________________

d)         Height:  _________________________________ Breed: ____________________________________

e)         Weight: _________________________________ Body Score: _______________________________

f)          Color and Markings: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

g)         Characteristics/Quirks: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

3. Ownership Registration:

Lessor warrants that they have good and clear title to said equine free from any liens or encumbrances. The animal included in this lease shall remain the sole property of Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, and Lessee shall have no right, title, or loan to any other party of equine except as stated in this agreement. Under no circumstances is the equine to be given away, sold, or otherwise disposed of without express written/notarized permission of the owner/Lessor (or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, should the Lessor physically or mentally not be able to do so).

 

4.  Use of Equine:

Equine can be used for riding/driving/showing purposes, is to be treated in a humane and professional manner at all times and Lessee is responsible for all fees and debts incurred for any of these events or training and all care.  Equine cannot be relocated, except as is usual for riding events and show purposes, without the written consent of equines owner/Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees.

 

There can be NO sublease or sale of this equine.

 

5. Instructions for Care:

Lessee will follow all practices consistent with quality care at Lessee's expense. Lessee shall provide all necessary food (equine quality hay & grain) , clean water, shelter (minimum of 24 hour access to a 3 sided roofed run-in shed or placed in a clean stall during inclement weather for a period of no more than 12 hours at a time), deworming, vaccinations, mineral & salt supplements, exercise, veterinarian and farrier needs, all at Lessee's expense.

 

If at any time Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, finds that the equine is receiving inadequate care or otherwise being treated inhumanely, being neglected or abused, Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, can and will remove equine immediately from Lessee’s care without notification. If at any time Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, cannot contact Lessee and is concerned about well being of the equine, the lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, shall have the authorization to enter any property that the equine is being kept/housed at without fear of prosecution.

 

It is the responsibility of the Lessee to let all agreements and arraignments within this agreement/lease be known to any owner of any property that the equine may be kept or housed at.

 

Description of basic care given to all equine by Lessor (informational purposes for Lessee):

Deworming: January – Oxibendazole, March – Pyrantel Pamoate, May – Oxibendazole, July – Ivermectin, September – Pyrantel Pamoate, November - Ivermectin

Farrier: Ever 6 to 12 weeks depending on growth rate.

Vaccinations: Every Spring: Rhino/Flu, East/West/Tetanus, West Nile, Strangles, Potomac, Rabies

Feeding: All equine on Lessors property, if having a correct body weight, have a feeding regimen if not on pasture of 1 to 2 flakes of grass/mix hay (appropriate to each individual equines needs) every morning, afternoon and evening, and the appropriate amount of grain for each individual equine with the evening hay feeding. Salt and mineral blocks and fresh/clean water are always offered free choice at all times.

 

6. Options:

a) Lessee agrees to return the equine to Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, at the end of the lease or when they can no longer maintain equine as herein stated.

c) Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, has the right to visit/check-in on said equine during any reasonable hours without notification.

d) In the event of the death of equine, Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, must be immediately notified and will have the right to view the body or pick up the body prior to burial.

e) In the event of life-threatening illness of equine, Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, must be immediately notified to decide if equine should be saved or euthanized. If life-threatening illness is caused by Lessee, they will be responsible for expenses related to treatment or euthanasia.

 

7. Covenant Not to Encumber:

Lessee assumes risk of loss or injury to said equine, except to the extent caused by an act of Lessors agent, contractors, or employees. The Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, shall not be held responsible for loss, damage, injury, claim, demand, cost and expense (legal or otherwise) arising out of or connected with the use, of the lessee or not. The Lessor and any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, will not be responsible for any accident or injury to any person or animal that comes in contact with the said equine, during the term of this lease.

Warning:

Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, Indiana Code 34-31-5

Under Indiana law, there is no liability for an injury to or the death of a participant in domestic animal activities resulting from the inherent risks of domestic animal activities, pursuant IND STAT. S290 1-4 _____.

 

8. Default:

Upon material breach of this agreement, Lessor or any of their heirs, successors, and assignees, reserves the right to remove equine without notice and without incurring any responsibility to Lessee. This Agreement is terminated upon a breach of any material term.  In the case of a default by one party, the other party shall have the right to recover mediation, arbitration, attorney fees, and costs incurred as a result of said default.

 

9. Assignment or Transfer:

This Agreement shall not be assigned or transferred by either party hereto without the prior written consent of the other party. Any such assignment or transfer shall be set forth in writing, dated, and signed by the parties hereto and attached.

 

10. Entire Agreement:

This constitutes the entire agreement between the parties.  Any modifications or additions must be in writing and signed by all parties to this Agreement.  No oral modifications or additions will be considered to be part of this Agreement unless reduced to writing and signed by all parties.

 

11. Law:

The laws of the state of Indiana shall govern this Agreement.

 

12. ADDENDUM:

See any signed attached information.

 

Signed this _________ day of ________________(month) _________(year)

 

This agreement is entered into by:

 

Lessee:                                                                         Lessor:    

Name:  __________________________________                Name: ______________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________               Phone: ______________________________________

E-Mail: __________________________________    E-Mail: ______________________________________

 

_________________________________________ _____________________________________________

Lessees’ signature                                                         Lessors signature         

 

 

_________________________________________

Witness signature

 

 

Equines most current/up-to-date photos (if available):




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