I am selling a horse. The prospective buyer has already been out to see her, they are coming back tomorrow to take her for a pre-purchase vet exam, and if all goes well, they will purchase her. However, the buyer still wants a 30-day soundness guarantee on her. The mare is not broke to ride, but to the best of my knowledge, she is perfectly sound, and we will be doing the vet exam at a vet of her choice, so if the horse passes, she should be in the clear for the 30 days, so I'm not all too concerned that the horse isn't sound. My worry is that she will just decide that she doesn't want the horse and want to return her. She could have a good friend as a vet that would be willing to find something, anything wrong to say she had a pre-existing condition, and return her. Right now, I've got 5 people interested in the mare, and I don't want to turn them all away and then have her back again, and possibly in worse condition (if the buyer were to mis-handle her, the mare can be finicky and sensitive, all of which I have told the buyer). I'd really rather not put the clause in there, but I had told her that I would, and I'm not sure if there is a smooth way to retract that. So I am just wanting a fool-proof clause in my bill of sale. She is an unbroke horse that they are only wanting for trail riding and I am only selling for $850.
This is my current clause:
Buyer may return Equine to seller within 30 days of sale if equine is found to be unsound for general riding purposes by a licensed veterinarian due to a pre-existing condition. In such case, Equine must be returned in same condition as sold. All veterinary and transportation costs are at Buyer’s expense. Seller has the right, at own expense, to get a second opinion.
Any ideas, suggestions, and opinions will be appreciated.