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What is a Horse Bill of Sale?

If you're buying or selling a horse, it may be helpful to put the purchase agreement in writing. A Horse Bill of Sale will take into consideration the different options when buying or selling a horse, such as registry papers, vet bills, price, and transfer of ownership.

When to use a Horse Bill of Sale:

  • You're buying or selling a horse and want to put the contract in writing.
  • You're planning to buy or sell a horse and want to see what kind of preparations need to be considered.
  • You're giving a horse away or receiving a horse as a gift.

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Horse Bill of Sale


. Parties


(the "Seller"), who resides at , , , for valuable consideration, hereby sells, assigns, and transfers to (the "Purchaser"), who resides at , , , the following horse (the "Horse"):


. Horse


Horse's Name: ____________

Horse's Sex: ____________

Horse's Breed: ____________

Horse's Color and Markings: ____________

Horse's Birth Date: ____________


______________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________ ____________ ________________________
transfers to Purchaser property right to same upon sale of the Horse.who practices at ,

. Purchase & Payment


The total purchase price for the Horse described above is , payable


Upon payment in full as set forth above, Seller, at no additional cost to Purchaser, shall promptly take all legal actions necessary to officially transfer ownership and registration, if applicable, of the Horse to Purchaser. Seller agrees to provide Purchaser with all Ownership and Registration Certificates upon completion of final payment.


. Warranties


  Seller warrants to Purchaser that Seller is the legal and true owner of the Horse and that Seller has the unqualified right to sell the Horse.

  Seller warrants that the Horse is sold free and clear of any lien, security interest, mortgage or other encumbrance.

  Seller warrants that the pedigree of the Horse as detailed above is true and correct.

  Seller will defend Purchaser's claim to the Horse against any and all competing claims.

  The Horse is sold as is, with no express or implied warranties or representations having been made by Seller to Purchaser other than those expressly included in this Bill of Sale.


. Delivery & Risk of Loss


Purchaser accepts the Horse by signing this Bill of Sale, and risk of loss passes immediately. Purchaser is immediately responsible for all board, veterinary and transportation expenses after the date hereof. Purchaser is immediately liable for any damage or injury caused by Horse to Seller or any third party.


. Governing Law


This Bill of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the . Any disputes arising under this Bill of Sale shall be adjudicated in the courts of or, if appropriate, the federal district courts of .


. Costs of Dispute


In the event a dispute arises under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by it in connection with such dispute (including, without limitation, all reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred before and at any trial, arbitration or other proceeding), as well as all other relief granted in any suit or other proceeding.


. Entire Agreement, Severability and Modification


This Bill of Sale constitutes the entire and complete agreement between Purchaser and Seller with respect to the sale of the above Horse. If any part or parts of this Bill of Sale shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Bill of Sale shall continue in full force and effect. This Bill of Sale may be modified only in writing executed by both Purchaser and Seller.


. Signatures



By: Date:



By: Date:



Horse Bill of Sale FAQs

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  • When should I use the Horse Bill of Sale?

    You should use the Horse Bill of Sale if:

    • You're buying or selling a horse and want to put the contract in writing.
    • You're planning to buy or sell a horse and want to see what kind of preparations need to be considered.
    • You're giving a horse away or receiving a horse as a gift.
  • How do you write a bill of sale for a horse?

    Making a Horse Bill of Sale online is simple. Just answer a few questions and Rocket Lawyer will build your document for you. Consider these questions beforehand to make the process speedier:

    • When was the horse born?
    • Was the horse's Sire registered with a breeder association?
    • Was the horse's Dam registered with a breeder association?
    • Will the horse be examined by a veterinarian prior to the sale? If so, what is the name and address of the vet that will perform the horse's examination?

    If you don't have all of the details you need, you can skip questions and save your document for later.

  • Do you need a bill of sale for a horse?

    Depending on your state, a Horse Bill of Sale may be required. For example, California, Florida, and Kentucky require a Horse Bill of Sale every time a horse is sold, bought, or transferred.

    Even if your state does not require a Horse Bill of Sale, it is recommended that you have one so that you have a written, defined understanding of your rights and responsibilities.

  • How do I get ownership papers for my horse?

    The process for obtaining ownership papers for your horse may vary depending on the organization your horse is registered with. It is recommended that you contact that organization for more information.

  • How do you change ownership of a horse?

    The process for transferring ownership of a horse depends on the organization that you are registering with (e.g. United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)). For more information regarding a change of ownership, refer to the particular organization's website.

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