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Horse Barn Lease
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DHunter n NOLa    Posted 12-02-2002 at 03:31:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have six horse barns that I lease out and a 24 stall barn where I just rent stalls. I've been using a lease that was designed for rental houses for the barn leases. Problem is, it just doesn't lend itself to the peculiar situations related to horses. Does anyone have a lease designed for horse barns or know where I might find one?
I've posted my email address hoping someone may have one they can send as an attachment.

JoeK    Posted 12-02-2002 at 06:25:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heres one online from a boarding stable,would be easy to modify/alter for you,I would think.

screaminghollow    Posted 12-03-2002 at 03:34:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The contract isn't bad, however something to consider. Most stables around here require a negative coggins before any horse is brought to the farm and many include the cost of wormer in the board price and do it every two months. An owner who doesn't worm their horse just allows the other pasture mate horses to be re-infected immediately. The other thing is innoculations against contagious diseases. Some horses get taken out to shows and fairs and potentially come back with all kinds of diseases. (A stable up the road had several show horses being taken out to shows regularly. One horse came back with strangles and it spread through the whole stable. They lost two foals.) You may want to require vet receipts proving shots each year. Especially if you have brood mares around.
Also, the contract has no provision for attorney's fees if a suit ha to be filed against the boarder. This is allowed in a few states but most require an attorney's fees provision, before they will be allowed.
You also need to check to see if you have laws regulating liveries in your state or municipality. Those provisions can overrride your contract provisions. Hint, in some states any consumer contract provision which is contrary to statute gives rise to a consumer fraud case and the boarder ends up suing you for treble damages and attorney's fees. Check with you state horse council or interest group.

bob    Posted 12-02-2002 at 05:06:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Western Horseman ran an article a while back about leasing Covered everything even to including vet bills if needed Might check them out

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