Marquis Farrier Service

Mike Marquis
Horse Training Contract

WITNESS THIS AGREEMENT this ______ day of __________, 20____, by and between ____________________, hereinafter referred to as
“Trainer” and ____________________, hereinafter

referred to as “Owner,” and if Owner is a minor, Owner's parent or guardian. Trainer agrees to accept Owner's horse _________________, Registration Number ______________for training, and it is the plan and intention of the Owner to place this horse into training.
It is understood and agreed that 
or purpose for which the horse as above-described is accepted for training are as follows:

1. Fees, Term, and Location.

Owner shall pay the Trainer for professional services and board
as described below, the fee of $__________ per month for a minimum of _____ days.
All fees for
training and other incidental services are due each month, prior to training. Changes in monthly rates or other charges are subject to alteration upon thirty (30) days notice to Owner.
All expenses incurred
for veterinarians, shoeing, or other out-of-pocket cost shall be billed after the occurrence there of upon the next billing by Trainer.


2. Payment of Invoices.

Invoices are payable upon receipt. Upon completion of this
agreement, the remainder of any and all expenses shall be due and payable immediately and the animal will not be released from Trainer's possession until all expenses are paid in full.

In the event payment is

overdue by fifteen (15) days, Trainer shall be entitled to a lien against the horse and/or equipment
stored upon Trainer's premises in the full amount due.

Enforcement of said lien shall be at the
discretion of Trainer who may sell the horse and/or equipment for amounts outstanding in accordance to the appropriate laws of the State of Michigan.


3. Veterinarian, Shoeing, and Related Services.

Trainer assumes responsibility for arranging
veterinarian and farrier services as necessary.

Trainer will use a veterinarian and farrier of his choice to
provide ordinary
and necessary care unless Owner has requested Owner's veterinarian and farrier be
However, if they are unavailable. Trainer will engage his choice.
All veterinarian, farrier, and
medicine expenses shall be paid by Owner, as further described herein.

Owner agrees to provide
Trainer with all health records with regard to the horse(s).

Owner agrees to have the horse(s) worm
and vaccinated on a regular schedule, and in the event same is not accomplished and proof of same presented to Trainer within (30) days from the date of such services or veterinary treatment.

Trainer is
authorized to arrange for such treatment, but not obligated to do so; such expense for same shall be the obligation of Owner, and upon presentation by Trainer of the bill for such services rendered, including service charges, such bill shall be paid within fifteen (15) days from the date the bill is submitted to the Owner.

Trainer reserves the right to refuse any horse upon the premises if same does not appear to
Trainer to be in good health, or is deemed dangerous or undesirable.

 4. Training of Horse

The Trainer shall train horse and perform all services in accordance with
generally accepted professional standards.

Trainer cannot and does not guarantee the effect of the
training program or that any particular results will be achieved, since this depends a great deal on the individual physical and mental ability of each horse.

Trainer shall furnish all labor, provide suitable
facilities and care for horse in an adequate manner with feed being determined by the Trainer.

Trainer has complete control over the manner of training and shall take all precautions for the proper performance there of.

 Owner shall submit a fully completed Horse Information Sheet for each horse on the premises belonging to Owner at the time of delivery.

This Information Sheet may include but
is not limited to listing of vices, bad habits, medical conditions, personality, and physical conditions of the horse and how well the horse gets along with others.


5. Showing of Horse.

Unless specifically advised by the Owner not to exhibit said horse.

Trainer shall, at Trainer's discretion, have the horse shown at the horse shows
of his/her choice.

Trainer shall provide any necessary transportation to and from said show at the rate of _____ cents per mile, plus $_________ per show with the minimum charge per show
being $_________. In the even
professional horse transportation services are utilized,
Owner agrees to pay all said applicable charges.

Owner shall pay for any and all entry fees, ground fees, stall and bedding fees, or other related charges incurred while horse is being shown or transported, including
any and all lay-up charges in transit.

This consists of $_________ per night and/or an allocation of the horse
Owner's prorated expenses for
all horses being shown by Trainer at the time
said expenses were incurred in order to reimburse Trainer
for Trainer's and Trainer's employee's expenses, cost of grooms, and related expenditures incurred
while away from the Farm.

Owner shall receive all trophies and ribbons. Owner shall
receive ______% of all money earnings. Prior to the disbursement of any winnings, the party paying said entry fees shall be entitled to be reimbursed to the extent of ______% of said advances prior to all other such disbursements.


6. Death of Horse.

It is hereby agreed that in the event of the death of the horse, sale of the
horse, or if the horse becomes unfit to train.

Trainer has the option of accepting another horse, in
accordance with this condition set forth herein within seven (7) days; or, in the alternative, terminating this agreement upon payment of all expenses and fees.


7. Feed, Facilities, and Services.

Trainer agrees to provide adequate feed and facilities for
normal and reasonable care required to maintain the health and well-being of the animals in training.

Owner acknowledges Owner has inspected the facilities and finds same in safe and acceptable order.


8. Risk of Loss and Standard of Care.

During the time that the horse(s) is/are in custody of
Trainer, Trainer shall not be liable for any sickness, disease, theft, death, or injury which may be suffered by the horse(s) or any other cause of action whatsoever, arising out of or being connected in any way with the boarding of said horse(s), except in the event of negligence on the part of the Trainer,its agents, and/or employees. This includes, but is not limited to, any personal injury or disability the horse Owner, or Owner's guest, may receive on Trainer's premises.


The Owner fully understands that Trainer does not carry any insurance on any horses not owned by it for boarding or for any other purposes, whether public liability, accidental injury, theft, or equine mortality insurance and that all risks connected with boarding or for any other reason for which the horse(s) in the possession of, and on the premises of Trainer are to be borne by the Owner.


The standard of care applicable to Trainer is that of ordinary care of a prudent horse owner and not as a compensated Bailie. In no event shall Trainer be held liable to
Owner for equine death or

Owner agrees to obtain equine insurance for any animals, at Owner's expense, or fore go any
claim for any amount.

Owner agrees to disclose this entire agreement to Owner's insurance company
and provide Trainer with the company's name, address, and policy number. Failure to disclose insurance information shall be at the Owner's risk.


9. Inherent Risks and Assumption of Risk.

The undersigned acknowledges there are inherent
risks associated with equine activities such as described below, and hereby expressly assumes all risk associated with participating in such activities.

The inherent risks include, but are not limited to the
propensity of equines to behave in ways such as running, bucking, biting, kicking, shying, stumbling,rearing, falling, or stepping on, that may result in an injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; the unpredictability of an equines reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions,collisions with other animals; the limited availability of emergency medical care; and the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within such participants ability.

Owner expressly releases Stable from any and all claims for personal injury or property damage, even if caused by negligence (if allowed by the laws of this State) by Stable or its representatives, agents, or employees.


Under Michigan law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities.


10. Hold Harmless.

Owner agrees to hold Trainer harmless from any and all claims arising
from damage or injury caused by said horse(s) to anyone, and defend Trainer from any such claims.

Owner agrees to disclose any and all hazardous or dangerous propensities of horse(s) boarded with Trainer. Trainer reserves the right to notify owner within seven (7) days of the horse's arrival if said horse, in Trainer's opinion, is dangerous, un trainable, unhealthy, handicapped, or otherwise unfit for training. Upon such notification, Owner shall remove said horse within seven (7) days, and all expenses incurred for the horse's stay shall be paid prior to departure. Upon payment of all fees, this contract shall be deemed terminated.


11. Emergency Care.

Trainer agrees to attempt to contact Owner should Trainer determine
veterinary treatment is needed for said horse(s), but, if Trainer is unable to contact Owner, Trainer is then authorized to secure emergency veterinary, and farrier care required for the health and well-being of said horse(s). All costs of such care secured shall be paid by Owner within fifteen (15) days from the date Owner receives notice thereof, or Trainer is authorized, as Owner's agent, to arrange direct billing to Owner.

Trainer shall assume that Owner desires surgical care if recommended by a veterinarian in the event of colic, or other life-threatening illnesses, unless Trainer is instructed herein by Owner or on Owner's Information Sheets, that the horse(s) is/are not surgical candidates.


Owner agrees to notify Trainer of any and all changes of address, emergency telephone numbers, itineraries, or other information reasonably necessary to contact Owner in the event of an emergency. In the event Owner departs for vacation or is otherwise unavailable, prior to departure

Owner shall notify Trainer as to what party is authorized to make decisions in the Owner's place with regard to the health, well-being,
and/or medical treatment of the horse(s).


12. Limitations of Actions.

Any action or claim brought by Owner against Trainer for breach
of this contract or for loss due to negligence must be brought
within one (1) year of the date such claim
or loss occurs.

13. Ownership-Coggins Test.

Owner warrants that he owns the horse(s) and will provide proof
satisfactory to
Trainer of the negative Coggins test upon request.


14. Changes or Termination of This Agreement.

It is agreed by the parties that this agreement
may be changed or terminated by Trainer upon thirty (30) days notice, regardless of the rental or training period. All notices must be issued in writing unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties.


15. Rules and Regulations.

The Owner agrees to abide by all the rules and regulations of the
Trainer. In the event someone other than the owner shall call for the horse(s), such person shall have written authority signed by the Owner to obtain said horse(s).

16. Right of Lien.

The Owner is given notice that the Trainer has a right of lien as set forth in
the laws of the State of Michigan, for the amount due for the board and keep of such horse(s), and also for storage and services, and shall have the right, without process of law, to retain said horse(s) and other property until the amount of said indebtedness is discharged.

However, Trainer will not be
obligated to retain and/or maintain the horse(s) in question in the event amount of the bill exceeds the anticipated unregistered value of the horse(s).

In the event Trainer exercises Trainer's lien rights as
above described for non-payment, this agreement shall constitute a Bill of Sale and authorization to process transfer applications from any breed registration as may be applicable to said horse(s) upon affidavit by Trainer's representatives setting forth the material facts of the default and foreclosure as well as Trainer's compliance with foreclosure procedures as required by law. In the event collection of this account is turned over to an attorney,

Owner agrees to pay all attorneys' fees, costs, and other
related expenses .


17. Property in Storage on Trainer's Premises.

Owner may store certain tack and equipment on
the premises of Trainer at no additional charge to Owner, however, Trainer shall not be responsible for the theft, loss, damage, or disappearance of any tack or equipment or other property stored at the facility as same is stored at the Owner's risk. Trainer shall not be liable for the theft, loss, damage, or disappearance of any tack or equipment taken to horse shows or clinics.

18. Entire Agreement.

This contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. No
other agreements, promises, or representations, verbal or implied, are included herein unless specifically stated in this written agreement. This contract is made and
entered into in the State of Michigan.

Trainers stable, and shall be enforced and interpreted in accordance
with the laws of said State.


19. Enforceability of Contract and Severability.

In the event one or more parts of this contract
are found to be unenforceable or illegal,
the other portions here of shall be deemed in full force and





SIGNATURE OF OWNER #1: _______________________________
DATE: _________________

SIGNATURE OF OWNER #2: _______________________________
DATE: _________________

SIGNATURE OF TRAINER: _______________________________
DATE: _________________




Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

Daytime Phone: ________________

Evening Phone: ________________

Cell Phone: ___________________

 E-mail: _______________________

Please list name, address, and phone numbers of Veterinarian, Farrier, and other important people you would like me to contact for non-emergency visits.




Tack and equipment inventory that is stored on the premises of Trainer:






Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

Daytime Phone: ________________

Evening Phone: ________________

 Cell Phone: ___________________

 E-mail: _______________________





Barn Name of Horse _____________________________________________

Age ______________

Registered Name ______________________________ Association/Number:

Breed __________________________________ Color: ______________


Current Insurer ____________________________

Policy # ________________________________

Insurer Emergency Phone #


Disclose Horse's Vices, Unique Habits, Etc.




Extent of emergency care desired:




Type of Training Desired:







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