This agreement is suitable for high value transactions where the buyer needs strong legal protection.
It could be used to buy any equine, including those for general recreational use, sport horses, racehorses, stallions and brood mares. It is suitable for international sales.
It might be that:
the value of the horse is high
the consequences of having an unsound horse are costly (for example, the buyer lives far away)
the performance of the horse is critical to enjoyment or use (for example, it is being bought in order to event, so it needs to be able to jump reliably)
It is impossible to test everything that might be wrong at a viewing - your new equine might behave perfectly in the seller's arena, but might be impossible to handle at events.
Up to a point, you can rely on a vet for checking medical health, but a vet can easily get it wrong, since he can only assess the equine at a single point in time with limited information. Of course, a vet cannot tell you anything about the horse's temperament, ability or suitability to you.
The only way of protect your interests as a buyer is to insist that the seller makes promises regarding the condition of the equine. If subsequently it turns out that a warranty is false then you can seek damages. This document gives you those warranties.
You can easily remove provisions that you think are unnecessary in your circumstances, or add additional ones that you might require.
As far as possible, we have drawn the agreement so that both sides will be happy to use it.