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The Case of the Month for December 2016...
Sales and leasing agreements are critical in horse sales and because the actual document you and your lawyer draw up can and must take into account even the smallest item.
What this means is that you especially since you wish to purchase a specific animal, must list, or at least think about the minutia and trivia relating to the deal. Always remember: If it’s not specifically listed or referred to, it will be tough to make a claim after your money and the seller’s bill of sale have changed hands.
Here’s a list of possible items to refer to in your sales or leasing agreement:
If you are the buyer:
1. Spell out the specific things the seller must provide before you’ll take possession of the horse.
A. If applicable, specify the exact name of the veterinarian to perform the pre-purchase physical exam.
B. If applicable, the horse’s show record must be verified and agreed upon by all parties. If you retain the services of a qualified equine appraiser, this person can aid in making sure the list is correct.
C. The appraiser or your attorney can make sure that no penalties have been assessed by any relative breed or associations.
D. A verified list of vaccinations and date of administration. The examining veterinarian can verify this list as well.
E. You can even specify which horse hauler you wish to ship your horse.
As a purchaser, I think you can see the myriad of things you may wish to take into account when buying your next horse.
If you’re the seller:
A. You can specify your horse not be removed from your place until all monies have been received. (I recommend that a wire transfer be used wherever possible just to make sure there is some recording of the sale and monies exchanged).
B. As the seller you can demand the horse not be removed from your farm. I know that it is common to let the sale horse be sent to the prospective buyer’s facility but I always prefer to have my horse remain at my farm since the old saying “out of sight, out of mind” has been a problem if the horse is injured while being tried. However, if you do agree to let the buyer try your horse away from you, then a very specific agreement must be signed stating the specifics you demand.
C. If your horse is removed by the prospective buyer to try at their place, make sure the buyer purchases insurance for mortality, loss of use and major medical in a specified amount. Always verify the insurance has been bought by actually seeing the insurance of items agreement and a receipt for the cost.
Again, as in the case of the buyer, you can see the huge number of items you may wish to include in your various agreements.
Anyway, I wish you good luck in buying and selling your horse
David D. Johnson Senior Equine Appraiser
from the American Society of Equine Appraisers, number 1050)
What is a "Certified Appraisal?", or
CMEA, (Certified Master Equine Appraiser)
As a potential purchaser of horse appraisal services, its
important that you have a clear idea as to items that go into
making an appraisal "CMEA" designated by NAES.
1). The potential appraiser should be able to show that he or
she has gone out of the way to learn and use common standard
appraisal practices. Even though the term "Certified"
is used frequently it needs to apply to the individual themselves,
not just the fact that they "passed" a course examination.
Since the acquisition of comparative sale prices is so difficult,
the client must make sure that the appraiser has a more than
significant background in the horse business; (IE, its
not enough to have merely owned and loved horses).
When any other horse appraiser states they are "Certified,"
it only means they have taken the courses offered by an institution.
The level of requirements which apply to our appraisers is significantly
above anyone elses, and only after rigorous testing will
appraisers be able to use the term "Certified Master Equine
The primary goal of the appraiser at the outset is to convince
the client that he or she really knows the specific business.
The potential client must feel that the appraiser can realistically
provide a totally unbiased evaluation of their animal.
2). Taking the Preliminary and Advanced appraisal courses offered
by the ASEA from Twin Falls, ID often gives the appraiser a
systematic method in the actual appraisal preparation, which
is good; (The ASEA "Certifies" that the individual
has taken the courses. See paragraph 2 above in section 1).
Please note that David D. Johnson has taken both the beginning
and advanced schools offered by the ASEA and is one of the very
few Senior Equine Appraisal Specialists in North America.
3). In addition, the good appraiser should have been active
in many facets of the horse world; IE, showing, judging, show
management, auctioneering, sales, etc. Participation in national
associations can also give the "Current" appraiser
the broad perspective necessary to give an accurate portrayal
of a horses worth.
A client must feel that the appraiser can professionally withstand
the vigorous questioning of an opposing attorney since all documents
are open to hard-nosed legal review.
At NAES we take great pride in awarding the CMEA designation,
stamping and thus guaranteeing the accuracy of the dollar amount
placed on your horse.
If you or your farm belongs to any of the following
associations, call us and see if you can qualify for a substantial
discount on your next horse appraisal.
Some of many associations
that are included are:
AHA – (Arabian Horse Association)
American Connemara Pony Society
American Hanoverian Society
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Trakehner Association
American Warmblood Association
APHA – (American Paint Horse Association)
ApHC – (Appaloosa Horse Club)
AQHA – (American Quarter Horse Association)
Equestrian Programs Operated Under NCAA Collegiate Rules
IHSA – (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association)
International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association
NRHA – (National Reining Horse Association)
Paso Fino Horse Association
PCHA – (Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association)
PHA – (Professional Horsemen’s Association)
The English Warmblood Association
The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society
US Eventing Association
USDF – (United States Dressage Federation)
USEF – United States Equestrian Federation (formerly the AHSA)
USET – (United States Equestrian Team)
USTA – The United States Trotting Association
Welsh Pony/Cob Association
Please call us and see if your association qualifies.
The Following is a Recent
List of Breeds Appraised:
American Hackney Horse
American Paint Horses
American Quarter Horses
American Saddlebred show horses
American Standardbred Race Horses
Belgian Cleveland Bay
British Riding Pony
Frozen Semen Straws used in AI, (artificial insemination for
German Riding Ponies
National Show Horses
Tennessee Walking Horse
Thoroughbred Paint Horses
Thoroughbred race horses
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