new horse and bringing it home to your barn is very exciting,
but it can also involve a certain level of confusion and risk.
While we can use all of our knowledge and experience to protect
our horses from harm, sometimes it is simply not enough. In the
past I have often felt that I have not thoroughly voiced my expectations
and concerns and that I have not been able to completely answer
my customers' questions. In order to clarify the terms of our
agreement, provide in writing what is clearly written as law or industry
standard, and make everything available to potential buyers I
offer my pre-purchase and sale contracts. I feel that these may
be of most use to first-time buyers as it is often difficult for
them to realize all the concerns that may arise when trying and
eventually purchasing a new horse.
My contracts elaborate on the industry standards and are compiled
from examples that I have found through careful research. I consider
them to be quite extensive; they protect the horse to ensure
that it receives proper daily and emergency care, they protect
me by making my expectations clear as well as any known deficiencies in the horse. They protect you and
your potential investment with warranties and rights. Buying
a horse is a serious endeavor and you should feel free to have
all of your concerns included in the contracts you will sign.
Prior to coming to meet or pick up your horse please feel free to request a contract; our final contract will be altered to suit our verbal agreement
and your needs. I want you to feel confident that you are making
the safest, most researched purchase that you possibly can.
You will be asked to sign a release of liability prior to riding my horses,
acknowledging that you will be participating voluntarily and that
riding horses is inherently dangerous.