Horse Boarding Contract

Horse Boarding Contract

    Are you looking for an appropriate spot to board your horse? Is there a need to come up to a settlement with the stable owner for boarding your horses? To save yourself from tedious paperwork and speed up processes, we have designed a simple and efficient horse boarding contract template for you.

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Lions might be the lord of all animals, but horses are the noblest of them all. Whether they be skewbald, sorrel, palomino, or Iberian breeds, you cannot but marvel at what amazing creatures they are. The wind wisps their manes into the air like flames, and they neigh like the mighty pets you never had. If this is the case with you, and you are considering boarding, it is high time you drafted a horse boarding contract.

Sealing horse boarding deals has gone past handshakes. More and more boarding houses are beginning to draw up legal contracts to seal boarding agreements by law.

What is a horse boarding contract?

A horse boarding contract is a legally binding service agreement between the stable owner and the client wishing to board a horse/horses. Also known as the horse boarding agreement, it clearly states the responsibilities of both parties, addresses potential liability issues and emergencies that might arise during the relationship.

Without a contract to specifically profile the rights and obligations of both parties, the general property law (bailment arrangement) shall preside. The stable owner would only be liable for the loss if the horse owner can prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the former didn't provide equitable care. In this kind of arrangement, the horse owner is called the 'bailor' and the stable owner, the 'bailee.'

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As you own horses, having an appropriate platform where you can ensure their well-being is important. Since stables are an answer to it, you should set up the terms clearly with the stable owner. We have got one proper horse boarding contract template for you to utilize instantly!

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What is included in a horse boarding contract?

It will take a couple of pages to exhaust the list of clauses in an equine boarding contract. However, we will be taking a look at the most important of them all.

Identification of horses:

This introductory paragraph is included to describe the horse using metrics like name, breed, age, sex, markings, tattoo number, and color. 


Here, the prices paid for boarding are clearly noted. It should also state whether the fees are to be paid on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis, etc.

Facilities and feed: 

This section highlights general information about the stable, including size, available pasture area, and the volume of feed provided each day.

Coggins test:

Here, the horse owner will indicate that he/she owns the horse and will put forth proof of a negative Coggins test on request or before boarding.

Risk of loss: 

This clause states that insurance is the owner's responsibility, and the stable is not liable for the loss of the horse.

Notice of termination:

This clause explains the parties' rights to terminate the boarding relationship when they deem fit. It is usually stated that the one who chooses to trigger this clause should give 30 or 90 days' prior notice.

Why is a horse boarding contract important?

The importance of curating a horse boarding contract cannot be overemphasized. This is the case regardless of the number of horses. Let us take a look at some of the reasons why they are necessary.

To begin with, they help to manage misunderstandings between the client and the horse boarding service provider. More than that, they also limit liability and set clear responsibilities for both parties to fulfill.

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As you own horses, having an appropriate platform where you can ensure their well-being is important. Since stables are an answer to it, you should set up the terms clearly with the stable owner. We have got one proper horse boarding contract template for you to utilize instantly!

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Horse Boarding Contract


THIS HORSE BOARDING CONTRACT (“this agreement”) is made this

_____ day of ________, 20___ by and between __________________________(“Stable”) and ____________________________ (“Owner”)


In consideration of $ _____ per horse per month paid in advance on the first day of each month, STABLE agrees to board the horse(s) described below.  Partial months shall be paid on a pro-rated basis based on the number of days boarded in a standard thirty (30) day month.


























Insurance Carrier/No.









STABLE agrees to provide the following, in addition to normal and reasonable care and handling to maintain the horse(s).


Feed:  Mold & dust free forage daily and free choice fresh water, salt & minerals.


Additional feed provided at the horse OWNER’S expense.  Specify feed type and frequency: _______________________________________________________


Board Type:  _______________________________________________________


Boarders will be charged for any medications, drugs or supplements required to be administered by the STABLE.  Boarders will be charged a $10.00 fee for handling of a horse by the STABLE during farrier or vet visits.  Handling fees will be added to the monthly board rate.  Boarder is responsible to pay farrier, veterinarian or other professional service fees directly.








Upon arrival of horse to STABLE, OWNER shall provide proof of current ____________________________ vaccinations.  A current negative Coggins test is required for all horses arriving from out of Province.




During the time that horse(s) is/are in the custody of STABLE, STABLE shall not be liable for any SICKNESS, DISEASE, THEFT; DEATH OR INJURY WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY THE HORSE.  This includes, but is not limited to, any personal injury or disability the horse may receive while on the STABLE premises.  OWNER acknowledges and agrees that STABLE does not carry any insurance on any horse(s) not owned by STABLE, including but not limited to, such insurance for boarding or any other purposes for which the horse(s) is/are covered under any public liability, accidental injury, theft or equine mortality insurance.  THAT ALL RISKS RELATING TO BOARDING THE HORSE(S), OR ANY OTHER REASON FOR WHICH THE HORSE(S) IS IN THE POSSESSION OF STABLE SHALL BE BORNED BY OWNER.




OWNER agrees to hold STABLE harmless from any and all claims resulting from any damage or injury caused by said horse(s), OWNER, or OWNER’S guest and invitees, or in any way arising out of the STABLE’S duties under this Agreement, including but not limited to, legal fees and expenses incurred by STABLE in defense of such claims.




OWNER warrants that he/she presently carries in full force and effect, and throughout the period of this AGREEMENT shall continue to carry and maintain in full force and effect, liability insurance protecting OWNER and STABLE from any and all claim(s) arising out of or relating to this AGREEMENT.




STABLE aggress to attempt to contact OWNER, at the following emergency telephone number _____________________, should STABLE feel that medical treatment is needed for said horse(s), provided however, that in the event the STABLE is unable to contact OWNER within a reasonable time, which time shall be judged and determined solely by STABLE, STABLE is hereby authorized to secure emergency veterinary care and/or blacksmith care, and by any licensed providers for the health and well being of said horse(s).  The cost of such care secured shall be due and payable to OWNER within fifteen days from the date OWNER receives notice thereof, provided however, that STABLE is authorized to arrange direct billing by said care provider to the OWNER.







SPECIFY ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES OR BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN:  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Owner’s Name (print) __________________________ Signature: ____________________


Owner’s Address:  __________________________________________________________


Home Phone:  ____________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________


Emergency Contact Person: _________________________ Ph.  _____________________


Signed this ____ day of _______, 20___ in the City of _____________, Province _______



Witness Name:  _______________________________ Signature:  ___________________



Stable Manager (print) __________________________ Signature:  ___________________

Stable ____________________________

Address and Phone Number ____________________________


Signed this ____ day of ______, 20___ in the City of ______________, Province _______


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