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Mar. 31, 2011, 10:57 AM
Quick question - when setting up your boarding contracts, did you get them done by an attorney or did you modify one of the generic boarding contracts found in books or online?
If you used a lawyer, how did you find one familiar with the equine industry?
Mar. 31, 2011, 12:56 PM
I modified the one used by the boarding stable I was at prior to buying our place. She had a family member who's an attorney draw it up for her, I think. I can e-mail you a copy of the contract if it helps as a basic template. I would think that having an attorney glance over it would be well worth it to make sure all of your bases are covered. Because, as you know, I don't have a professional setup like you guys are setting up. And my boarding contract (and liability release) weren't related to lessons and training.
Mar. 31, 2011, 01:08 PM
Check with your Bar association for a lawyer with an Equine specialty.
You should have a relationship with a lawyer anyway if you are setting up a business.
It is getting to be more and more common to see them with Equine expertise. The one my barn uses even has it on her letterhead and all marketing materials.
Don't forget you will also be needing releases for liability and to set up care custody and control provisions. Not to mention, sooner or later, there will be some sort of dispute.
Smart to go ahead and get that set up...before you are in dire need with no idea who to go to.