Agistment – Contracts & Livestock Act
Horse agistment is when a horse owner keeps their horse on land owned by someone else, for a fee.
The terms, facilities and services of horse agistments vary widely.
Whether you are agisting someone's horses on your land or agisting your own horse on someone else's land, there are some important things you should consider. These include the responsibilities of each party in the agistment agreement, terms and amount of fee payment and contingency plans for disease, illness or injury of the horse, and for emergencies such as fire or flood.
The Impounding of Livestock Act 1994 was amended in 2004 to provide the owner / manager of a property on which horses are agisted with the ability to apply a lien over an agisted horse to recover fees when fees are not paid.
Please select from the following subjects listed below and download PDF files
» Factsheet Horse Agistment Liens
» Sample Default Notice
» Sample Basic Horse Agistment Agreement
» Sample Newspaper Notice
» How to use a Horse Agistment Lien