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If you`re thinking of loaning or borrowing a horse, having a written agreement can help protect all parties involved. A horse loan agreement outlines the terms and conditions of the loan, including the responsibilities of the borrower and lender.

To help you get started, we`ve put together a sample horse loan agreement that you can adapt to your specific situation:

Horse Loan Agreement

This Horse Loan Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into on the ______ day of ____________, 20___ (the “Effective Date”), by and between [Borrower`s Name], residing at [Borrower`s Address] (the “Borrower”), and [Lender`s Name], residing at [Lender`s Address] (the “Lender”).

1. Horse Description

The Lender agrees to loan the following horse (the “Horse”) to the Borrower:

Horse Name: _________________

Breed: _____________________

Age: _______________________

Color/Markings: ______________

Registration Number (if applicable): _______________

2. Loan Period

The loan period shall commence on the Effective Date and continue until _____________ (the “End Date”). The Borrower agrees to return the Horse to the Lender no later than the End Date.

3. Borrower’s Responsibilities

The Borrower agrees to the following responsibilities:

– To provide a safe and secure environment for the Horse, including sufficient food, water, and shelter.

– To provide veterinary care for the Horse as needed and to keep up with all necessary vaccinations, worming, and other healthcare needs.

– To maintain appropriate shoeing and trimming schedules for the Horse.

– To use the Horse only for its intended purposes, as agreed upon by the parties.

– To not sell, lease, or otherwise transfer the Horse to a third party without the express written consent of the Lender.

– To notify the Lender immediately of any illness, injury, or other issues that may arise with the Horse.

4. Lender’s Responsibilities

The Lender agrees to the following responsibilities:

– To provide the Horse to the Borrower in good health and in sound condition.

– To maintain ownership of the Horse and to provide proof of ownership to the Borrower.

– To provide any necessary information about the Horse, including its health history, training, and temperament.

– To inspect the premises where the Horse will be kept prior to the commencement of the loan period.

– To have the right to inspect the Horse at any time during the loan period.

5. Termination of Agreement

This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon written notice to the other party. However, the Borrower agrees to give the Lender at least _______ days’ notice in advance of the intended date of termination.

6. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of [State], and any legal action arising from or related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the courts of [County], [State].

7. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior negotiations, understandings, and agreements between the parties.

In witness whereof, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.

[Borrower`s Name]: [Borrower`s Signature and Date]

[Lender`s Name]: [Lender`s Signature and Date]

Adapting this sample agreement to your specific situation can help ensure that all parties involved are on the same page and can help prevent misunderstandings down the line. Remember to consult with an attorney if you have any questions or concerns about your specific situation.