Rehoming Terms and Conditions

Many thanks for your interest in re-homing an animal in need.

Please carefully read the following terms and conditions of our loan agreements. They are legally binding and therefore we urge you to take some time to read them before progressing your interest.

HorseWorld is referred to as ‘the Owner’ and Loaners are referred to as ‘the Loaner’ in the following:


a) That the Owner or their representative shall have the access and the right to inspect the loaned equine at any time.

b) That the Loaner will give the Owner at least 2 weeks’ notice, should the Loaner intend to move or relocate the loaned equine from the location as defined on the Initial Home Check Form. The Owner must inspect and approve the new premises, prior to the relocation of the loaned equine.

c) That should the contact details of the Loaner change from those defined in the agreement, they will notify the Owner with immediate effect.

d) That the equine’s passport must be made available for inspection at any time. The Loaner must inform the Owner immediately if the passport is misplaced or lost. The Loaner will be responsible for any costs associated with the loss of the passport.

e) That the Loaner will be responsible for all costs relating to the equine for the duration of the loan.

f) That donations and placement fees are non-refundable.

g) That the Loaner shall not use the equine for any purpose other than the purpose for which the equine is loaned, as specified in the agreement, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Owner.

h) That the Loaner is not to breed from the equine under any circumstances.

i) That the equine must not be transferred or sold to a thirty party by the Loaner.

Equine Welfare

j) That the Loaner will provide and maintain a safe and suitable environment for the equine.

k) That the Loaner will provide the equine with proper food, stabling and attendance and do all that is necessary to keep it in sound health and condition.

l) That the Loaner will implement a proper grazing plan to ensure that suitable grazing and turnout areas are available and free from dangerous and/or diseased livestock or vegetation e.g., Ragwort.

m) That the Loaner will ensure that adequate shelter is available for the equine throughout the year, when out at pasture.

n) That the Loaner will ensure that the equine is kept with an equine companion that it can freely interact with in the same paddock on a daily basis.

o) That the Loaner will notify the Owner immediately should the Loaner be unable to continue to provide such a required environment or care as described from j) to n) above.

Equine Health

p) That the Loaner will ensure that a programme of proper foot treatment is available from an approved professional to maintain healthy and balanced feet and that records are kept.

q) That the Loaner will ensure that a proper health plan is implemented for the equine to include worming and vaccinations (against equine flu and tetanus) and that records are kept.

r) That the Loaner will ensure that a proper dental care programme is implemented for the equine and that records are kept.

s) That the Loaner will ensure that adequate stabling is available for the equine in case of injury or sickness.

t) That a qualified Veterinary Surgeon shall be consulted by the Loaner in every case of sickness, accident, disability or disease and that their advice is followed. All veterinary fees so incurred will be the responsibility of the Loaner.

u) That the Owner has the right to access all veterinary records and other treatment records relating to the loaned equine.

v) That in the event of the equine suffering a serious illness or accident and a Veterinary Surgeon, or the Owner upon an inspection, advising that it is necessary for the equine to be destroyed to avoid further suffering, the Loaner will have the equine humanely destroyed. The Loaner will immediately inform the Owner and supply full details of the situation and date of destruction. All costs will be incurred by the Loaner.

Risk and Liability

w) That no warranty is given by the Owner as to the fitness or suitability of the equine for any purpose and that the Loaner shall indemnify the Owner against any claim for injury or damage caused by the equine.

x) That the equine will be kept at the Loaners risk and the Loaner will take out adequate insurance cover that at minimum must cover 3rd party insurance. The Owner does not accept any liability for any damages to persons or property which might be caused by the equine while it is in the Loaners care.


y) That the Owner shall be entitled to terminate this agreement without warning and to take back into its care the equine described in this agreement should any of the above points be breached or if in the opinion of the Owner the health or happiness of the equine is compromised.

z) That this agreement can be terminated by either the Loaner or Owner at any time by giving not less than one month’s notice in writing to the other party.