Once the contract is signed and the horse paid for, the horse belongs to you.
As a result, you are responsible for everything from that moment.
- HIS PENSION/WORK EXPENSES
- EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO THE HORSE (ACCIDENT, ILLNESS…)
- OF EVERYTHING THE HORSE CAN DO TO A THIRD PARTY.
I will explain in more detail...
PENSION / WORK – The seller is no longer obliged to continue to maintain or work a horse that is not his own.
However, under the terms of purchase, I would have negotiated with him to give you the maximum time so that you would have to pay nothing (or very little) for his service, between the time you buy him and the time he is collected by the transport you have contracted.
ANYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO THE HORSE – We know that animals are alive and therefore susceptible to accidents or illnesses.
But rest assured, all the sellers that I present to you will do their best to keep the horse in the best possible condition until he leaves.
However, we recommend that you take out insurance to cover the horse during transport as well.
EVERYTHING THE HORSE CAN DO TO A THIRD PARTY – The truth is that nothing has ever happened to us in this regard… but you have to think of everything, just in case.
We all know that a horse can get spooked and react suddenly to a loud noise, unexpected movement, etc..... In this reaction, he could damage something nearby, or even worse, a person.
That is why I advise you to take out liability insurance.
If you already have insurance for something else (house, car, horse…), you can ask for this insurance to be included for your new horse, since adding it to an existing policy is generally not very expensive.