Why use Right Horse Right Home to loan your horse?
The staff behind Right Horse Right Home are not only very experienced in supporting owners to find the right loan homes but the website facilitates a very effective, robust and safe process.
The key to successfully loaning your horse is finding the right person and home. A person who has the same standards of horse husbandry as yourself, someone who has the right riding ability, time, facilities, environment and resources to look after and enjoy your horse. Ideally the loaner should not be too far away from home in order that you can easily check on their welfare from time to time.
With Right Horse Right Home you receive online applications with full details about the home offered, the experience of the rider and what they are looking for in the horse. Enabling you, as an owner, to compare and consider each application prior to making contact with the individuals themselves. Furthermore, the application process weeds out timewasters and unscrupulous people allowing you to spend your time assessing genuine, serious applicants thus making the process easier and less stressful.
Top tips for owners
- Always thoroughly check out the person and home where your horse will be going. Ask for references and follow them up.
- Never allow your horse out on loan without a written agreement, which states that you retain the ownership of the horse at all times.
- If you don’t want the horse to take part in particular activities, such as hunting or polo, make this clear and include it in the written agreement.
- If the horse requires specific, individual care for any condition be sure to include details in the agreement.
- Discuss what will happen if the horse becomes badly injured or ill and needs to be put down on humane grounds.
- The loan agreement should include terms under which the horse can be returned to you by the loaner, or under which you can ask for the horse to be given back.
- Regularly check on your horse once it is in its new home and keep in regular contact with the loaner.
- Consider the reasons why you are loaning the horse out. If the horse is old or infirm humane destruction might be the better option, so discuss your plans with your vet
Horse Loan Agreements
Before entering in to an equine loan partnership or horse loan it is highly advisable to draw up a loan horse contract, or loan horse agreement. The majority of loan arrangements that fail are due to not having a clear agreement in place which outlines, cost, care and responsibility of the horse and its potential return and termination of the arrangement.
Loan agreements should offer terms on the length of the loan, what is expected in term of care, termination of the agreement, and issues relating to illness or injury. As well as this it is important to cover liability and insurance of the horse. Both parties must sign the horse loan agreement and agree to all terms before the horse moves yards.
“This website is fantastic, Rebecca was there offering support and advice all the way through the process. We found a wonderful loan home within a matter of weeks and received over 30 applications. The system is so easy allowing you to see the information provided by the applicants making the whole process so much easier.”