TRAINING AGREEMENT FOR HORSES
When the owner entrusts his horse to a trainer, he or she (understandably) expects a positive result. Ideally, in the (written) horse training agreement between the owner of the horse and the trainer, the achievement of a very specific training goal is explicitly agreed upon. Often the following questions arise in practice:
- How precisely must the horse’s training goal be specified?
- Does the owner of the horse have to continue to pay the training fee in the event that the horse is absent from training (for example, due to a shows or illness and/or injury)?
- Does the trainer have to train the horse personally or may he also use assistants?
- Is the trainer liable to the owner of the horse if damage occurs to the horse during training?
- What if the horse causes damage to other people or property during training?
- Can the owner and/or trainer terminate the training contract at any time?
The above questions can be discussed together in the course of a comprehensive and individual legal consultation and possible solutions can be identified. Ideally, details on the aforementioned topics are specified in the contract in order to avoid ambiguities and/or surprises later on.