Question regarding horse adoption contract - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Horse Law

Question regarding horse adoption contract

This is a discussion on Question regarding horse adoption contract within the Horse Law forums, part of the Horse Resources category

Like Tree51Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-25-2014, 02:13 AM
Green Broke
Not to mention the horse in question ( if it is the one you posted) I don't see being worth that price not being worked in 2 years and being lame id avoid this rescue.
Sponsored Links
    04-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Many rescues have horses priced under $1000 but above slaughter value. Some are even more interested that the horse get a half decent home without a lot of strings attached. Don't let the idea of rescuing a horse tug at your heart strings. You wouldn't be rescuing if from anything. It's already been rescued so you'd be just a lease. You'd be far better off to get one that includes a bill of sale.
    04-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Many laws in the US depend on what state you live in. Contracts would normally fall under state law, not federal law. Where I live, the county bar association has a lawyer referral program. Give them a call, describe the problem, and they refer you to a lawyer who specializes in that area. The $35 fee for the referral includes 30 minutes with the about 1/4th of what most lawyers charge. It is a reasonably cheap way to get one time legal advice.

Personally, I'd throw the application in the trash and tell the 'rescue' that when I buy a horse, I own a horse. If they are more interested in the horse than in their power, they'll understand.
    04-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Where did they rescue the horse from?

I see so many rescues that say "Rescued from sale, was going to slaughter"
Almost always they "rescued" it for $200 and are "Adopting it" for $2000
I always google registration names. Before I bought my current horse I found out he went through at least two auctions.

IMHO if they purchased the horse from a sale, they did not rescue it... they bought it, just like anyone else.
    04-25-2014, 12:31 PM
I wanted to adopt a rescue, too, but I refuse to allow the rescue to retain ownership of a horse. So many things can happen if your life that could make it so that you are unable to care for the horse and unable to return to rescue (eg you moved 1000 miles away, and at some later point became unable to afford the horse). I just think those contracts are unreasonable. Some of them don't even allow you to make your own veterinary decisions. Many state the rescue can take the horse for ANY reason. I ended up buying privately. However, if you do want to adopt, there are a few TB adoption assns that give you ownership. New Vocations contract only lasts a year, for example. After the year is up, the horse is yours to sell or do with as you please.
Chasin Ponies likes this.
    04-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Out of a dozen Rescues in NE, this is the only one that I could find that published their rules on adopting....

Epona Rescue
After the initial review is completed, an inspector will be assigned to conduct the on-site inspection of the applicant’s property. The inspector will verify that all the animals on the property are properly cared for, and the property is safe for the equine to be adopted. If the equine will be boarded elsewhere, the inspector will interview the owner of the boarding facility and notify them that the equine will be continue to be owned by the Shelter for the initial 2 years of the Adoption Agreement. If the adopter fails to pay boarding fees, abandons the animal, or otherwise neglects his/her responsibilities with respect to the equine, the Shelter is to be notified immediately.
I will note that almost all of the others I found charged from 50.00 to 250.00 for adopting a rescue, while a few charged more than that is was because they out the Horse thru an extensive training program for riding and ground manners.

Me thinks this Epona Rescue place is wacko with all their rules

Sure I agree an Initial visit and maybe a follow up visit 3 months later to make sure the new home is good for the Horse, but 2 years of not owning the Horse and the harassment for 2 years????? Sorry, that is a bit much....

Speed Racer likes this.
    04-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Plus, is the rescue expecting the BO to just eat the cost of caring for the animal and give it back if the adoptee abandons it? They want it back, they need to pay the board owed.
SouthernTrails likes this.
    04-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Green Broke
After sleeping on it I've decided that I will NOT sign a contract that says that, espcially after paying 3K for a horse that needs ton of work.

I'm going to keep looking, and meanwhile Cinny has a bit of recovery and rehab to do and at the end, may stay. We actually had a new diagnosis today, Lyme Disease. If this is the culprit, he will be a completely different horse after treatment so I will wait about 6 months or so and the reassess putting him to pasture and getting a different horse.
    04-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Green Broke
You can rescue horses without going to a rescue. Browse craigslist, look at auction houses, Internet forums and local adds. You'll find PLENTY of horses is desperate need of an upgrade!!
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-25-2014, 03:06 PM
Good on you for deciding against it. Contracts like that are the major reason why I'm squirrelly about adopting from a rescue. The fact that I can care for an animal and spend all the money I like on it while someone else dictates what I can and can't do with MY property just chaps my hide.

SouthernTrails, I know that situation well! I remember trying to adopt a dog through rescue organizations, but it's almost as difficult as adopting a CHILD in some ways. I got turned away because I "wasn't old enough" for the dog I wanted - I was 28 and married!
doubleopi and Chasin Ponies like this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
foal contract question cowgirllinda1952 Horse Law 15 01-09-2014 03:54 AM
Lease Contract Question DriftingShadow Horse Law 4 09-15-2013 01:25 AM
Question re. boarding contract artemis72 Horse Boarding 3 07-02-2012 05:01 PM
Need help with a contract... not sure what type of contract it would fall under thoug mpleasance Horse Law 12 03-02-2012 08:52 PM
Adoption (horse of course) Advice trailgurl Horse Breeds 11 05-12-2009 03:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0