Training Contract and Fee Schedule
HORSE TRAINING AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY RELEASE

Common Sense Horse Training \ Michelle Gilles Horsemanship Kingsburg, California 559-575-5027

ALL TRAINING FEES ARE DUE UPON ARRIVAL  

TRAINER NAME: Michelle Gilles

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING THIS TRAINER DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SAFETY OR
THAT OF YOUR HORSES.  HORSES ARE LIVE ANIMALS AND CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE AT ANYTIME.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED TO AS FOLLOWS:

WARNING: By your presence on these grounds you have indicated that you have accepted the limits of liability resulting from
Inherent risks Of equine activities. THIS IS NOT A SPECTATOR AREA. All persons in this area will be regarded as
participants and acknowledges the risks and accepts full responsibility for any and all actions they take. Including accepting full
responsibility for any and all injuries, loss of life, or accidents to self, personal property, or animal.  


A. DEFINITIONS -

The term “TRAINER” shall herein refer to any of Common Sense Horse Training trainers, managers, owners, agents,  
employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, premises owners, and others acting on Common Sense Horse  
Trainings behalf.
The term "OWNER" shall herein refer to the Owner, part owner, or lessee of the animals which are contracted to be trained  
under this agreement.
The terms "Horse(S)" and "ANIMAL(S)" shall herein refer to all equine species, and also to the specific animal or animals to  
which this agreement refers.
The terms "TRAIN" and "TRAINING" shall herein refer to the schooling, conditioning and education of horses.
The term "HORSEBACK RIDING" shall herein refer to riding or otherwise handling of horses, whether from the ground or  
mounted.
The term “BOARD” shall herein refer to the basic keeping of the horse that will reside at the facility.
The term “RIDER" shall herein refer to the OWNER and the parents or legal guardians thereof if a minor.
The term “CONTROL” shall herein refer to any and all actions being done to the ANIMAL(S) be it tied, untied, confined, or  
unconfined.

B. AGREEMENT PURPOSE and CONSIDERATION -

HORSE TRAINING AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY RELEASE At the commencement of this agreement, the OWNER
either intends for the TRAINER to undertake the training and boarding of the animal(s) listed below under Clause C or have the
TRAINER educate the OWNER on how to train the animal(s).

The TRAINER will provide other incidental services according to terms and conditions set forth herein. OWNER must select
on option below and agrees to pay the TRAINER the sum as indicated by the option chosen for each  animal in advance of
training All Horses will enter under Basic Training unless Owner specifies otherwise.  

Monthly charges for training/board and other incidental services are the 1st of each month prior to training/boarding
Initials:                                                                                                                                                           OWNER _________

Late Fees will apply 5 days after bill is due, late fees are $5.00 per day per animal until bill is paid.  After 5 days late the Horse
will be moved to board status but at training rate and will not be worked with until bill is settled.  After 30 days of non-
payment the Horse will be confiscated and sold to recoup lost fees.                                                           OWNER _________    

All Horses in current training are to be paid in full at the start of each month, if training is to be concluded horse is to be
removed by the last date of the month.                                                                                                         OWNER____________


C. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT HORSES TO BE TRAINED/BOARDED

1. Barn Name of Horse _______________________________________ Age ___________
Registered Name ___________________________________________________________
Breed ________________________________ Color _________ Sex __________________
Current Insurer_________________________ Policy # _____________________________
Insurer Emergency Phone # ___________________________________________________
Disclose Horse's Vices, Unique Habits ___________________________________________
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Other Pertinent Information ____________________________________________________
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2. Barn Name of Horse _______________________________________ Age ___________
Registered Name ___________________________________________________________
Breed ________________________________ Color _________ Sex __________________
Current Insurer _________________________ Policy # _____________________________
Insurer Emergency Phone # ___________________________________________________
Disclose Horse's Vices, Unique Habits ___________________________________________
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WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO YOU DESIRE FOR YOUR HORSE.
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WHAT VICES DO YOU FEEL YOUR Horse HAS, AND WOULD LIKE CORRECTED.
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D. FEE SCHEDULE FOR TRAINING SERVICES -

There will be no monies refunded or guarantees if OWNER pulls Horse from training early without a 30 day notice.

Note: Due to the innate nature of stallions and Mustangs being harder on equipment and Fencing along with the additional  
attention they require and deserve an additional cost of $250 Per month is required


_____  $500.00 – 1 Month Maintenance Training – Full Service board for 30 days with 1 one hour training sessions per week.

______$850.00 -  1 Month Full Service Training – Full Service board for 30 days with 5 sessions of training per
week.                       
BASIC HORSE TRAINING – Training time varies from day to day depending on the Horse’s learning curve, temperament, and
athletic ability. The Horse will be exposed to ground work, desensitization, and time under saddle with a rider if it is physically
safe for the Horse to do so. Other activities the Horse may be exposed to are picking up feet, clipping, desensitizing to
environment, washing, trailer loading and other activities that are a part of a typical life interacting with humans

_____$45.00 Riding Lessons/Training lessons. One hour private sessions with you and your
horse.                                                            
Lessons are to be scheduled a week in advance. Lesson will include Trainer instruction with you and your horse. If Trainer must
mount or handle your horse it becomes a training session and will be and additional $10.00
Lesson times are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 4PM
Last minute Lesson Sessions will be considered on a case by case basis depending on availability and an additional $25 fee added

_____$45.00 Farrier Fees. We use a highly qualified farrier that is scheduled every 8 weeks, Fee includes basic farrier services
and horse handling while farrier is working on your horse. Other services are available such as full and half shoes for an
additional charge. Payment for services provided by outside parties will need to be paid in advance or a fee for of $20 will be
charged for the Training having to cover you bill and charge you.  You are welcome to setup your own appointment with your
farrier to come out and preform work on your horse.

_____$45.00 Daily Temporary board horses. If you choose to board on a day by day basis it is self-board. Meaning you must
provide and feed your horse and clean your stall.

_____ $150.00 Per Month Trailer Storage


If horse requires more than 2 flakes of hay Per day there is an additional $75 charge Per Month. (If Horse cannot maintain a
healthy weight then this option becomes mandatory) Any Supplements, Grains, de-wormers, or specialty feeds will be
provided and charged to OWNER.                                                                                                             OWNER:____________


E.   HORSE HEALTH WARRANTY-

Each Horse shall enter the Trainer’s premises free from transmissible diseases, and must be effectively wormed, and  current on
immunizations for this area at least 7 days prior to arriving at the training facility. TRAINER will make an effort to keep each
Horse in good health but cannot guarantee each Horse’s health. OWNER must present the following up-to-date documents to
TRAINER prior to the entry of Horse onto Trainer’s  premises.
___ Worming and Immunization Record.
___ Negative Coggins Test (if Horse is coming from out of state)
                                                                                                                                                                     OWNER _________

The following is highly recommended but is not required. Vaccination against Strangles and Veterinarian Health  Certificate

F. TRAINER'S RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICES -

TRAINER reserves the right to refuse the continuation of training services of any horses for any reason, to include  but not
limited to: animal's poor health or unsoundness; dangerous propensities, habits and/ or vices; and/or non- trainable condition
which TRAINER may not be equipped or capable to handle; OWNERS refusal to obey stable rules  or to cooperate with
TRAINER on reasonable requests relative to the management, training, welfare and safety of  animals and people on premises;
and, also in such event TRAINER shall give OWNER 7 (SEVEN) days written notice  to remove horses from premises and no
refund will be given. After all fees have been paid in full this agreement is concluded. Failure to pay training and other fees as
due shall  also entitle TRAINER to act upon Clause Q.

G. ROUTINE HORSE CARE REQUIREMENT -  

Horses in training/boarding must participate in a worming, immunization, hoof trimming/shoeing, and dental  programs, the cost
of which shall be borne by OWNER. All expenses for the Horse by other professionals (i.e.:  veterinarians, farriers, dentist,
trainers, etc) is the responsibility of the OWNER and the OWNER shall pay that Professional for their service according to
their billing practice. The OWNER shall schedule their own appointments  with the professional for their Horse if a service is to
be provided outside of Trainer’s scheduled times for such a  professional service. The owner must be present for dental, vet, or
farrier work or pay an additional fee to TRAINER to handle the Horse and/or set up for the scheduled professional. If for some
reason the OWNER is unavailable during the service then all expenses incurred for the service, or other out-of-pocket Cost shall
be billed after the occurrence thereof upon the next billing by TRAINER.  The cost for Trainer covering services and then billing
them to Owner are as follows, $25 per 100 dollars covered - (example - covering a $55 farrier bill,  owner will be billed $80)

H. EMERGENCY CARE -  

TRAINER agrees to attempt to contact OWNER should TRAINER determine veterinary treatment is needed for said  Horse
(s), but, if TRAINER is unable to contact OWNER, TRAINER is then authorized to secure emergency Veterinary  and farrier
care required for the health and well-being of said Horse(s). All costs of such care incurred shall be paid  by OWNER within
fifteen (10) days from the date OWNER receives notice thereof, or TRAINER is authorized, as  Owner’s Agent, to arrange
direct billing to OWNER. TRAINER shall assume that OWNER desires surgical care if  recommended by a veterinarian in the
event of colic, or other life threatening Illness, unless TRAINER is instructed herein by OWNER or on Owner’s Information
Sheets, that the Horse(s) is/are  not surgical candidates. OWNER agrees to notify TRAINER of any and all change of addresses,
emergency telephone numbers, itineraries or  other information reasonably necessary to contact OWNER in the event of an
emergency. In the event OWNER  departs for vacation or is otherwise unavailable, prior to departure OWNER shall notify
TRAINER as to what party is  authorized to make decisions in The Owner’s place with regard to the health, well-being, and/or
medical treatment of  the Horse(s).

I.  INHERENT RISKS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK -  

The undersigned acknowledges there are inherent risks associated with equine activities such as described below, and  hereby
expressly assumes all risks associated with participating in such activities. The inherent risks include, but are not limited to the
propensity of equines to behave in ways such as, running,  bucking, biting, stopping short, changing direction or speed at will,
shifting its weight from side to side, kicking,  shying, stumbling, rearing, falling or stepping on, that may result in an injury,
harm or death to persons on or around  them or to ANIMAL itself or to other animals around them; the unpredictability of
equines reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; certain hazards
such as surface and  subsurface conditions; collisions with other animals; the limited availability of emergency medical care; and
the  potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such  as
failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within such participant's ability.

J.  RISK OF LOSS AND STANDARD OF CARE -  

During the time that the animal(s) is/are in custody of TRAINER, TRAINER shall not be liable for any sickness,  disease,
strays, theft, death or injury which may be suffered by the animal(s) or any other cause of action whatsoever,  arising out of or
being connected in any way with the boarding of said animal(s), except in the event of willful  negligence on the part of
TRAINER, its agents, and/or employees. This includes, but is not limited to, any personal  injury or disability the OWNER,
may receive on Trainer’s premises. The OWNER fully understands that TRAINER does not carry any insurance on any
animals not owned by it for  boarding or for any other purposes, whether public liability, accidental injury, theft or equine
mortality insurance  and that all risks connected with boarding or for any other reason for which the animal(s) in the possession
of, and on  the premises of TRAINER are to be borne by the OWNER. The standard of care applicable to TRAINER is that of
ordinary care of a prudent animal owner and not as a  compensated bailee. In no event shall TRAINER be held liable to
OWNER for injury, sickness, or equine death.
Initials:                                                                                                                                                         OWNER _________

OWNER agrees to obtain equine insurance for any animals valued in excess of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000), at Owner’s
expense

OWNER agrees to disclose this entire agreement to Owner’s insurance company and provide TRAINER with the  company's
name, address and policy number. Failure to disclose insurance information shall be at Owner’s risk.

K. DIRECT LOSS TO PERSONAL PROPERTY WARNING -  

OWNER is hereby warned that direct loss or damage, theft, injury or disappearance of Owner’s horses, tack,  equipment or
other property is not covered by Trainer’s insurance and TRAINER shall not be liable for the Owner’s  horses, tack, equipment
or other property.

L. OWNER ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY -  

During the time that the Horse(s) are being trained/boarded the Horse(s) shall be in the custody of the TRAINER. OWNER has
inspected the Trainer’s premises and/or has in some other way satisfied himself that the conditions of the  premises and the
facilities will provide an adequate and reasonable level of safety for Owner’s Horse(s). OWNER  further understands that the
training of a Horse involves the placing of above normal stresses on the Horse both  physically and mentally and that the
TRAINER is in no way responsible for the results of the reasonable levels of  stress which could potentially cause injury,
illness and/or loss of Horse(s) by death. OWNER further agrees to be  responsible for any and all damages, injuries, loss of life
caused by or to the ANIMALS while in the CONTROL of  the OWNER, Owner’s family members, invitees or other handlers
or agents appointed by them, and also for any acts  of the Horse(s) caused by vices or dangerous behavior not disclosed to the
TRAINER by OWNER. OWNER is also  responsible for accidents, injuries, and loss of Life sustained by OWNER, Owner’s
family members, invitees and  agents caused by or in Relation to the Owner’s Horse(s).

M.  RELEASE OF LIABILITY -  

In consideration of TRAINER undertaking the training and incidental services under the terms set forth herein. I, the  
undersigned OWNER, do agree to hold harmless and release the TRAINER, Trainer’s owners, agents, employees,  officers,
directors, representatives, assigns, members, premises owners, affiliated organizations, and Insurers, and  others acting on
Trainer’s behalf, (hereinafter, collectively referred to as "Associates"), of all claims, demands,  causes of action, and legal
liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, due to  Trainer’s and/or Trainer’s
ASSOCIATES ordinary negligence; and I do further agree that except in the event of the  Trainer’s gross negligence and willful
and wanton misconduct, I shall not bring any claims, demands, legal actions  and causes of action, against the TRAINER and
Trainer’s ASSOCIATES as stated above in this clause, for any  economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death,
property damage, and injury to the animals, and/or by  me and/or my minor child or legal ward, in relation to the premises and
operations of the TRAINER.

N.  RIGHT OF LIEN -  

The OWNER is given notice that TRAINER has a right of lien as set forth in the laws of this state, for the amount due  for the
board and keep of such Horse(s), and also for storage and services, and shall have the right, without process of  law, to retain
said Horse(s) and other property until the amount of said indebtedness is discharged. However,  TRAINER will not Be
obligated to retain and/or maintain the Horse(s) in question in the event the amount of the bill  exceeds the amount of 550.00. In
the event TRAINER exercises Trainer’s lien rights as above-described for non-payment, this Agreement shall constitute a Bill
of Sale and authorization to process transfer applications from any  breed registration as may be applicable to said Horse(s)
upon affidavit by Trainer’s representatives setting forth the  material facts of the default and Foreclosure as well as Trainer’s
compliance with foreclosure procedures as required  by law. In the event collection of this account is turned over to an attorney,
OWNER agrees to pay all attorneys’ fees,  costs, and other related expenses for which a minimum charge of $1000.00 will be
assessed.

O.  OWNER RIGHT OF TERMINATION -   

Upon 7 (seven) days written notice to the TRAINER and after a minimum training period of one month, the OWNER   may
terminate this agreement for any reason. If OWNER is unable to give 7 (seven) days  Written notice, 7 (seven) days of fees will
still be applied. TRAINER shall be paid for all fees incurred up to the   termination date. After all fees have been paid in full
this agreement is concluded.

P. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS-  

Any action or claim brought by OWNER against TRAINER for breach of this Contract or for loss due to negligence  must be
brought within one month of the date such claim or loss occurs.

Q.  ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS -  

Additional agreements should be listed here, and be individually initialed by each party.  __________________________________________________________________________________________  
__________________________________________________________________________________________  
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If none, check here __

R. AGREEMENT SCOPE AND TERRITORY -  

This agreement shall be legally binding upon the TRAINER and the OWNER and Owner’s parents or legal  guardians, should
OWNER be a minor, when signed by both parties. This agreement is entered into in the state and  county of domicile of the
TRAINER and will be interpreted and enforced under the laws of THIS STATE. Any disputes by the OWNER shall be
litigated in and venue shall be the county in which THIS STABLE is physically  located.         Initials: OWNER _________

If any clause, phrases or word is in conflict with State Law then that single part is null and void and the other portions  hereof
shall be deemed in full force and effect.

S. AGREEMENT CHANGES/UPDATES –  

The fee schedule, services, and or sections within this agreement may change at any time without notice. It is the  OWNERS
responsibility to review all changes and to request a copy from the TRAINER at the end of each monthly  service if the
OWNER is to continue using Trainer’s services. If the OWNER is only using an hourly service that the  TRAINER provides
then TRAINER shall notify OWNER prior to conducting the service.

T. ENTIRE AGREEMENT -  

This contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. No other agreements, promises, or  representations, verbal or
implied, are included herein unless specifically stated in this written agreement. This  contract is made and entered into in the
state of Trainer’s stable, and shall be enforced and interpreted in accordance  with the laws of said State.

ALL OWNERS AND PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS, OR AUTHORIZED AGENT FOR SUCH PARTIES, MUST
SIGN AFTER READING THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT. IF THERE ARE SECTIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT  WHERE
AN OWNER IS SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE AN OPTION AND IT IS NOT CHECKED THEN IT IS  ASSUMED THAT
THE MOST EXPENSIVE OPTION IS DESIRED.
_________________________________________________________________________ SIGNER STATEMENT OF
AWARENESS I/WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVE READ AND DO UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING AGREEMENT,
WARNINGS,  ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE AGREEMENT. I/WE FURTHER ATTEST THAT ALL
STATED FACTS ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE.
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SIGNATURE OF OWNER #1 ________________________________ DATE:___________________

SIGNATURE OF OWNER #2 ________________________________ DATE:___________________

Owner’s NAME(S) _____________________________________________

Owner’s ADDRESS
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Owner’s CELL PHONE
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Owner’s EMAIL
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Please list name, address and phone number of Veterinarian, Farrier, and other important people I can contact for  information
regarding your Horse.
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