I wish I could copy and scan it in, but here is the important stuff. Terms of Lease: The Lessee (me) is responsible for 1/2 board, 1/2 routine vet care, 1/2 regular farrier services ($350). I was allowed to ride 6 days a week, but 1/2 leases are usually only 3 days a week. Monthly half lease and could be terminated at any time with a 30 day notice by either party. I also had first right of refusal to buy him ( basically they couldn't sell him without my knowledge and had to entertain my offer first). Subleasing horse was not permitted.
"Legal" description of the animal was included.
Our barn, Saddleback Equestrian, was the primary residence of the horse, but I did have permission to take him to shows, clinics, extra training, etc. I did need to notify head trainer if I wanted to do something and she had to approve it.
If the horse had any MINOR lameness issues or illness, I was solely responsible for paying for it. If he threw a shoe or had any farrier work outside of routine, I was responsible, barn would cover expenses and then bill me instead of owner.
They had a hold harmless section which basically said they were not responsible in any way if I got hurt while on their horse. I signed 2 contracts stating that, one with the owners and one with the barn.
Transportation: I was responsible for all hauling costs on this horse. Obviously if they took him somewhere, they would pay for it, but I had to be notified.
Feed and Facilities: Saddleback was completely responsible for his stall, turnout and feed. I was not to change any of it, and outside of a few treats, I was not allowed to feed him. This seems really important, especially if you rough board, who is feeding your horse and when? Obvious problems could arise is lessee fed on certain days and lessor on certain days. Would he get enough or too much food, colic...etc
Any MAJOR, life altering vet expenses were covered by owners. They made all major decisions. If he needed any thing directly related to show performance, like hock injections or something, they would also make the decision on that, not me.
I had to give the horse a minimum of 1 day off a week, I had to report any lameness or illness signs to head trainer immediately. No one else could ride horse without written consent from head trainer or owner.
He used to be a high performance sport horse, but had a pretty significant injury and he needed to be treated a certain way, so I had to agree to that as well.
They basically retired him from showing, she was at a pretty high level. But the family couldn't bear to part with him, so they kept him and got another jumper. I used him for dressage and learning the basics. Per vet orders he couldn't jump more than 2 feet or go beyond wtc. I hope this helps. Good luck!