Stallion Service Contract, Messler Paint Horses, Roper Rocks

This STALLION BREEDING CONTRACT for the breeding season of _____, made and entered into on this________day of ________, 20___, is by and between Sandra Messler, hereinafter designated Stallion Owner, and____________________________________________, hereinafter designated Mare Owner. Mare Owner agrees to breed the Mare___________________________________________, Reg No._______________, to the Stallion Roper Rocks APHA# 789,428, for the Stud Fee of $750, for a live foal, subject to the following conditions:

  1. A booking fee of $250 of the above fee is payable with this contract and the balance of $500 will be paid upon the mare being pronounced "safe in foal" and/or when mare leaves the farm. The booking fee is non-refundable.
  2. Mare, and foal, if applicable, will be periodically vaccinated and wormed as deemed necessary by our veterinarian at Mare Owner's expense. It is recommended mares be wormed and vaccinated within 60 days of entering the farm.
  3. The State of Colorado requires a current negative Coggins test on mares coming from outside Colorado.
  4. Mares will absolutely not be accepted for breeding that are rated less than a "4" using the Henneke Body Condition Scoring System.
  5. Mares must be between the ages of 3 and 16. If older than 16 they must arrive with a current breeding soundess exam from a licensed veterinarian.
  6. The Mare Owner shall agree that each mare offered for breeding shall be in sound breeding condition and free from infection or disease. Any mare certified by the attending Veterinarian not to be, in his opinion, in sound breeding condition shall not be bred. A Mare Owner may substitute another mare within that breeding season.
  7. The Stallion Owner agrees to diligently try and settle the above named mare and shall have sole discretion of determining the best method of breeding such mare. If, however, the mare does not settle, the Stallion Owner shall be held harmless.
  8. Live Foal Guarantee. Live foal means the foal shall stand and nurse. It is understood if the mare proves barren, aborts her foal or if the foal is stillborn, a return season will be guaranteed for the ______ breeding season only, providing notification is given. Proper notification shall be defined as follows: written certification by a licensed veterinarian within seven days that the mare has slipped or produced a non-viable foal. Mare Owner certifies that such abortion or death did not result from any act or omission of the Mare Owner subsequent to the mare's departure from Messler Paint Horses.
  9. It is further agreed that should the above named Stallion die, be sold by owner, or become unfit for service prior to settling the mare, that the Stud Fee less the Booking Fee and expenses owed will be refunded, if it has been paid in full, thereby cancelling this entire contract. If the mare dies before producing a live foal or becomes unfit to breed before being pronounced safe in foal, the Mare Owner may breed a substitute mare for the current breeding season or the following season only. No stud fees will be refunded.
  10. A breeder's certificate will be issued to Mare Owner after ALL expenses have been paid in full and upon notification of the birth of the foal.
  11. Waiver of Liability. It is understood that Messler Paint Horses, its owners, employees, veterinarians, and guests shall not be liable for any injury, escape, disability, or death of any horse on its premises. The above named Mare Owner, whose horse(s) are under the care of Messler Paint Horses will not be liable or responsible for any damage, injury, or death to the breeding farm stallions, employees, veterinarians, or other animals In the care of Messler Paint Horses, whether or not caused by his horse.
  12. This contract is non-assignable and non-transferable.
  13. This contract is entered into the State of Colorado, and will be interpreted and enforced under the laws of Colorado. If any clause in the contract is against Colorado law, then that clause shall be null and void.
  14. The following rider is attached hereto and made a part hereof. Attachment 1 dated 07/14/11.
  15. This contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. No other agreements, promises, verbal or implied, are included unless specifically stated in this written Contract. The original contract will be kept on file at Messler Paint Horses and a copy provided for Mare Owner. When Mare Owner and Stallion Owner have signed this Contract, it will then be binding on both parties, subject to the above terms and conditions.
Mare Owner's (or authorized agent's) Signature__________________________________ Stallion Owner's (or authorized agent's) Signature__________________________________
Name:_____________________________________ Phone (+ area code):__________________________
City, State, Zip:___________________________________________________________________

Attachment 1 of 2 (dated 07/14/11 - Online revisions 07/14/11)

A. The Stud Fee for Roper Rocks is $750. The Booking Fee of $250 is due with the signed STALLION SERVICE CONTRACT.

B. A Copy of the MARE'S REGISTRATION PAPERS (both sides) must also be included with the signed Contract along with a completed REPRODUCTIVE HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE contained in Enclosure 1.

C. Balance of Stud Fee, $500, is due when the mare leaves the ranch.

D. All other fees and expenses will be billed on a monthly basis. A finance charge of 1.5% of the unpaid balance will be charged on all balances remaining due past thirty (30) days.

E. Live Foal Guarantee: If the Mare does not produce a live foal in ______, a rebreed will be allowed for the same mare or a substitute mare for the ______ season only.

F. Mare (and foal, if applicable) will be periodically vaccinated and wormed as deemed necessary by our Veterinarian at Mare Owner's expense. Every effort will be made to insure that your mare (and foal) receive the best care possible.

Board dry mare $10 per day
Board wet mare $12 per day

Attachment 2 of 2
Section 1
1. Mare Name and Registration number _____________________________________________
2. Year of Birth __________________________________________
3. Reproductive status _____________Maiden (never been bred)
_____________Foal at side
_____________In foal
_____________If in foal, last breeding date
If this mare is maiden, or if this mare has been bred at Messler Paint Horses in the last two (2) years, you do not need to complete Section 2 and should go on to Section 3.
Section 2
4. How many foals has this mare had? _____
5. If the mare is open, when was she last bred? _____
6. Has this mare ever been treated for a uterine infection?_____
If so what type? _____________Streptococcus
_____________E. Coli
7. Has she had a uterine biopsy? _____ If so please provide copies of biopsy reports.
8. Has the mare ever conceived twin? _____
9. Has the mare ever aborted a pregnancy? _____ If so in what month of gestation? _____
10. Has this mare ever been diagnosed as or treated as progesterone deficient? _____
11. Does this mare readily show signs of estrus (tease) when she is "in heat" ______
12. As far as you know, does this mare display normal 21 day estrous cycles? ______
13. Where was she last bred? __________________________________________
Contact person _____________________________
Phone number _____________________________
14. Please advise us of any other pertinent information regarding your mare's reproductive history:
Section 3
18. Expected arrival date at Messler's: __________________________________________
Please complete this form as soon as possible and return it with your signed Stallion Service Contract. If you have questions or concerns please call:  Sandy Messler, Stallion Owner/Manager, Ph: 719-495-4730