"Horse Lease Agreement Template"

What Is a Horse Lease Agreement?

A Horse Lease Agreement is a legal document that lists the obligations and responsibilities of the two participating parties (the lessor and the lessee) when renting out a horse. If you need a Horse Lease Agreement template, you may download one below or draft a more personalized document using our online form builder.

Alternate Name:

  • Horse Lease Contract.

Horse Leases are widely used in the horseback riding and racing business. It is also useful for individuals who for some reason are not ready to buy a horse - a temporary arrangement may be the best option for you to develop a one-on-one relationship with the animal without the responsibilities that come with actually buying it.

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What Does a Horse Lease Include?

Any agreement to lease a horse should record the duration of the contract, the price of the lease, negotiated veterinary care for the animal, description of forbidden activities, insurance details, permitted riders, frequency of shows and rides, transportation and return of the animal, and a cancellation clause. Decide whether the lease will be on-site or off-site - the horse will be housed at the location specified by the owner or at the place of the lessee's own choosing.

The lessor must state the ownership of the horse in the document, preferably by referencing the documentation that proves the ownership, and provide all the horse's details - name, breed, registration number, color, age, and sex. When you decide to lease a horse, you must compose a document that works for the benefit of both parties and for the horse as well.


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Horse Lease Agreement
This ​ H orse Lease Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of _____________________ by and between __________________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lessor”)
and __________________________, with a mailing address of __________________
____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lessee”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
1. Horse Being Leased.​ The Lessor agrees to lease the following horse to the Lessee:
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
N ame
Breed
Sex
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
A ge
Color
Registration Number
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Description
hereinafter referred to as the “Horse”.
2. Lease Amount. The amount of the Horse Lease is is $____________________ per
______________________________.
P eriod
3. Horse Cost Disclosure. The full retail value of the Horse as of
_ _____________ is
$____________________.
4.
Down
Payment.
The
Lessee
will
provide
a
down
payment
of
$____________________, which will be deducted from the amount to be paid over
the term of the Lease.
5. Lease Duration. This Agreement will begin on _____________________ and
remain in full force and effect until the Horse is returned to the Lessor. It is agreed
that the Lessee will return the Horse on _____________________ unless the
Agreement is terminated earlier.
Horse Lease Agreement
This ​ H orse Lease Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is entered
into as of _____________________ by and between __________________________,
with a mailing address of ________________________________________________
_____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lessor”)
and __________________________, with a mailing address of __________________
____________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Lessee”),
collectively referred to as the “Parties,” both of whom agree to be bound by this
Agreement.
1. Horse Being Leased.​ The Lessor agrees to lease the following horse to the Lessee:
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
N ame
Breed
Sex
_____________________
_____________________
_____________________
A ge
Color
Registration Number
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Description
hereinafter referred to as the “Horse”.
2. Lease Amount. The amount of the Horse Lease is is $____________________ per
______________________________.
P eriod
3. Horse Cost Disclosure. The full retail value of the Horse as of
_ _____________ is
$____________________.
4.
Down
Payment.
The
Lessee
will
provide
a
down
payment
of
$____________________, which will be deducted from the amount to be paid over
the term of the Lease.
5. Lease Duration. This Agreement will begin on _____________________ and
remain in full force and effect until the Horse is returned to the Lessor. It is agreed
that the Lessee will return the Horse on _____________________ unless the
Agreement is terminated earlier.
6. Injury or Loss​ . As permitted given the extent of the law, the Lessee will be
responsible for risk of theft, damage, or loss of the Horse from any and every cause. If
while in the Lessee's possession the Horse becomes injured, the Lessee agrees to pay
for any and all veterinary costs. If while in the Lessee's possession, the Horse becomes
lost, the Lessee agrees to pay the Lessor its current value.
7. Horse Stable.​ The Lessee agrees to keep the horse at a stable located at:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
hereinafter referred to as the “Stable Location”.
The Horse will not spend any nights away from the Stable Location listed above,
unless prior written consent has been given by the Lessor. The Lessee agrees to follow
the Lessor’s advice on how to care and train the horse and the Lessee further agrees to
follow any and all of the Stable’s posted regulations.
8. Late Return. If the Horse is returned to the Lessor after the date and time that the
Lease period ends, the Lessee agrees to pay the Lessor a charge of
$____________________ per day for each day beyond the end of the lease period,
until the Horse is returned. The Lessor is also allowed to subtract these charges from
the security deposit (if applicable).
9. Security Deposit. In addition to the fees listed in the Lease Amount and Late
Return, The Lessee agrees to pay a deposit of $____________________ at the time
this Agreement is signed. The Lessor may use this deposit to cover any amounts due
under this Agreement.
10. Insurance.​ No Insurance coverage is required for the Horse under this Agreement.
11. ​ H orse Care and Responsibility. It is agreed that the Horse must only be used in a
proper and careful manner consistent with the Lessor's instructions and/or for the
purpose the Horse was originally leased. The Lessee agrees that they will give the
utmost care to the Horse over the term of the Lease. The Lessee will be responsible for
keeping the Horse in good health and assures the Lesser that they will treat the Horse
humanely. If any injury to the horse occurs under the Lessee’s care or supervision, the
Lessee is responsible for any and all veterinary expenses. Shots and checkups are the
sole responsibility of Lessor.
12. Legal Fees. ​ I n the event of a dispute resulting in legal action, the successful party
will be entitled to its legal fees, including, but not limited to its attorneys’ fees,
collection fees and the like.
13. Legal and Binding Agreement. This Agreement is legal and binding between the
Parties as stated above. The Parties each represent that they have the authority to enter
into this Agreement.
14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. ​ T he Parties agree that this Agreement shall be
governed by ____________________ law​ .
S tate
15. Entire Agreement. The Parties acknowledge and agree that this Agreement
represents the entire agreement between the Parties. In the event that the Parties desire
to change, add, or otherwise modify any terms, they shall do so in writing to be signed
by both parties.
The Parties agree to the terms and conditions set forth above as demonstrated by their
signatures as follows:
LESSOR
LESSEE
Name: ​ _ _____________________
Name: ​ _ _____________________
Signed: ​ _ ____________________
Signed: ​ _ ____________________
Date: _______________________
Date: _______________________
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