Making an oral promise is like not checking the teeth to check the age of the horse. Other provisions that may be wise are that the potential buyer agrees to be financially responsible for all transportation costs to/from the stable and reasonable veterinary and tidal fees incurred during the trial period. If you do not intend to consult a lawyer on a contract when buying or selling a horse, protect yourself by writing a simple and enforceable contract covering the essential points of the sales contract. b. Who transports the horse to the test place and returns to the seller in case of failure of the test and who covers the costs. d. The barn/sweeping arrangements for the horse during the test. The preamble to the contract should list the full names of the seller and buyer (if they are business entities such as a company or LLC, their names must also be mentioned) as well as the current addresses. . .