Trainer Application – Online Form Step 1 of 425%Use this document to apply to accept one or more Appaloosa horse(s) owned by Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. into training in your program, for the purpose of preparing it (them) for adoption. Please read the attached answers to Frequently Asked Questions carefully; they include important information about what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. If your application is approved, you will be expected to sign a Trainer’s Contract. A copy is attached for your review. Please don’t sign or return the contract now but DO read it carefully and contact us if you have any questions.Your Name: First Last Home Address: Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Cell Phone:Other Phone:E-mail:Name of your training business:Address of your training business (if different from above): Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Will the horse(s) placed in your care be housed at the above address?YesNoIf no, specify where the horses will be housed (farm name and address, manager name):Farm Name:Manager Name:Farm Address: Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Please check the types of insurance you carry in your name, if any:LiabilityCare, Custody & ControlIf you are covered by another entity’s insurance, please describe below:Number of years in business as a horse trainer:Briefly describe your experience with starting and training un-trained horses.Provide at least (3) references selected from the following categories (check those that you can provide) : an established 501(c)(3) equine rescue a licensed equine veterinarian a recognized certification program such as Certified Horsemanship Association a Maryland equine facility licensed by the MD Horse Industry Board a customer whose horses have been started/trained by you within the past two yearsReference #1Type of Reference:Reference Name: First Last Reference Address: Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address: Cell:Landline:Reference #2Type of Reference:Reference Name: First Last Reference Address: Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address: Cell:Landline:Reference #3Type of Reference:Reference Name: First Last Reference Address: Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address: Cell:Landline:I certify that the above information is true and complete I understand I am voluntarily accepting an untrained/feral horse and will be held responsible for the care and training of the animal while it is in my temporary custody. I accept all risk and liability associated with managing and training a feral horse. If selected. I understand that I will be required to provide photo and video evidence of the horse(s) training progress bi-weekly through October 1, 2018. I understand it is my responsibility to return the horse to the farm of Last Chance Animal Rescue no later than October 5, but may return the horse earlier. I hereby apply to participate in the Last Chance Animal Rescue Trainers’ Challenge and ‘Appy Fest 2018. I voluntarily and willingly agree to participate in the ‘Appy Festshow and adoption event with the horse(s) entrusted to me, but may withdraw from participation without penalty. Signature (Applicant's Full Name):Date: You are making application to accept one or more Appaloosa horse(s) rescued and owned by Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. for the express purpose to train and prepare the animal(s) for adoption. You understand LCAR retains all ownership interest in the horse(s) and you are obligated to return the horses upon demand, but no later than October 5, 2018.Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:1. What are the “Wicomico Appaloosas?” On March 30, 2018 a herd of 109 horses was seized on a farm in Wicomico County, MD. The horses were dispersed to numerous rescue organizations in a four-state area. Since that time, most of the horses survived, have received comprehensive care and nutrition and are recovering well. Virtually all of the horses are untrained and are now ready to begin training so that they can become adoptable. The largest single herd of over 30 horses resides in Southern Maryland and is owned and managed by Last Chance Animal Rescue of Waldorf, MD. LCAR is organizing a Trainers’ Challenge to help their herd prepare for adoption this fall. Trainers participating in this challenge will participate in a show and adoption event in October.2. Who is eligible to participate in the Trainers’ Challenge? Trainers in the 6-state area (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia) may participate if they meet certain requirements. • Trainers who do business in the vicinity of the horse farm where the horses reside may train the horses on-site where they currently live. • Trainers located outside the vicinity may transport the horses they train to an approved remote facility. If trained in Maryland, horses will be required to reside at a licensed facility during the challenge. • Trainers must agree to provide photographic and video documentation of the horses’ progress bi-weekly. • Trainers must agree to attend the Trainers’ Challenge competition as part of the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event on October 6-7, 2018. • Trainers must carry liability insurance and provide a certificate of insurance naming “Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc.” as a named insured before removing horses from the property. • Trainers will provide their own horse transportation from and returning to the farm where the horses are currently housed. Last Chance Animal Rescue may be able to assist with transport over a reasonable distance if given sufficient advance notice, but such assistance is not guaranteed. All Trainers are required to make an appointment in advance to schedule the date and time of horse selection and pick-up.3. What compensation can a Trainer receive? Trainers participating in the Trainers’ Challenge will receive a $500 stipend and possible additional support for feed costs from our feed sponsor. In addition, if the horse receives an approved adoption contract during the challenge period or during ‘Appy Fest, the trainer will receive an additional payment of $600 from the proceeds of the adoption fee. Trainers will also have the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes at the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event on October 6-7, 2018. All horses will have a current negative Coggins, up-to-date vaccinations and recent farrier and dental care prior to leaving Last Chance Animal Rescue farm. Last Chance Animal Rescue will provide health certificates for horses crossing state lines.4. What amount of training is a Trainer expected to provide? a. Trainers must meet or exceed Maryland’s Minimum Standards of Care for Equines for each horse in their care during the Challenge (copy attached) b. Trainers will be financially responsible for providing hay, feed, turnout and farrier care to their Challenge horses. If additional veterinary or dental care is required, Trainer will advise Last Chance Animal Rescue or its designated representative as specified in the contract promptly so that arrangements for additional care may be negotiated and approved. c. Trainers will be expected to gentle their Challenge horses and provide a reasonable amount of training over approximately a 90-day period. Expected accomplishments for all horses, regardless of age include:haltering and leading quietly,allowing all four feet to be lifted and handled,allowing inspection of mouth and teeth,standing quietly, allowing currying, brushing, bathing, mane and tail grooming;allowing Trainer to run hands over all body surfaces, including ears and tail;loading and unloading quietly from a trailer (either step-up or ramp is allowed). d. Horses aged 4 years or more will be expected to have accomplished the following in addition to the above:Standing in cross-ties or tiedAccept a blanket or saddle pad and saddle, with girth or cinch tightenedAccept a rider mounting and in the saddle – an assistant at the head is permittedWalk obediently under saddle with mounted riderTrot quietly under saddle with mounted rider It is anticipated that it will require working with these horses a minimum of five days a week (minimally an hour a day) to accomplish these goals.5. How many horses can I apply to train? A maximum of 3 horses may be trained by a single trainer. Businesses with multiple trainers may apply to train up to 5 horses.6. What skills are Trainers expected to exhibit for the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Show? a. All horses will be expected to exhibit the skills in Item 4 above, according to age group. b. Horses with the following skills will be eligible to compete at a higher level for additional prizes:Navigate obstacles with rider on the ground (any age)Navigate obstacles including poles (age 3 or over) unmountedNavigate obstacles with mounted rider (age 3 and over)Canter/lope under saddle (age 4 and over)Trot or canter over poles or cross rails under saddle with mounted rider (age 4 and over) Guide to Minimum Standards of Care of EquinesMaryland State Law, Title 10, Subtitle 604 requires that any person having the charge or custody of an animal must provide:The Maryland Horse Council provides the definitions of these legal terms as the terms apply to the care of equines in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Horse Council considers these guidelines to be the minimum base of care necessary for equines as defined by the equestrian community in Maryland.Nutritious Food in Sufficient Quantity: • Food shall be provided in sufficient quantity and be of adequate and appropriate nutritive value. • Nutritious food of sufficient quality, i.e., wholesome, palatable and free from contamination, such as feces, mold, mildew, insects, etc. • Diet shall be prepared with consideration for the age, breed/type, condition, size, work level, and quantity of equine(s). • Equines should score, by veterinarian, no less than a body condition score of 3 on the Henneke Condition Scoring Chart to be considered of adequate weight. • Equines shall have access to adequate natural forage or be fed daily or as recommended by a veterinarian. • All storage and feeding receptacles shall be kept clean and free from contaminants, such as feces, mold, mildew, insects, etc. • If more than one animal is fed at one time or in one place, it shall be the responsibility of the owner/custodian to ensure that each animal receives nutrition in sufficient quantity.Proper Drink: • Proper drink shall mean clean, potable water available at all times for all equines. Exceptions shall be determined by veterinary consultation or professionally accepted practices for the safety and well-being of the equine. • Equines that are being worked or are in transport shall be provided water as often as necessary for the health and comfort of the equine. Frequency of watering shall consider age, breed/type, condition, size and quantity of equine(s). Activity levels and climatic conditions must be considered. • Equines that do not have free access to water must be offered water at least twice daily. • All water receptacles shall be kept clean and free of contaminants and be positioned or affixed to minimize spillage.Air: Enclosed areas should be constructed or modified to allow free flow of air to control temperature and humidity, and to prevent air stagnation.Shelter: Shelter for equines shall have at least a roof and three sides and be kept in good repair and free of standing water, accumulated waste, sharp objects and debris. Proper shelter provides protection from inclement weather conditions (i.e., prevailing wind, sleet, rain, and temperature extremes). It is the responsibility of the owner/ custodian to ensure that each equine, taking into consideration age, breed/type, and health, has access to proper shelter or protection from the weather (i.e., relief from more dominant equines that may exclude him/her from the shelter). … OR ...All equines should have access to proper/appropriate shelter from weather extremes. Trees and natural weather barriers providing shelter may be considered adequate shelter.Necessary Veterinary Care: An equine shall be afforded immediate veterinary care if known or suspected to have an injury, accidental or deliberate, or exhibiting such signs as shock, colic, founder, tremors, swelling, broken bones, open wounds, inability to eat or drink, blistering as a result of fire, acid, etc., irregular or abnormal breathing, partial or total paralysis, abnormal discharge or bleeding, signs of disease, severe parasitic infestation or infection, loss of appetite, weight loss, abnormal skin condition or hair loss, temperature fluctuation, persistent diarrhea, inability to bear weight on a limb or lameness, or other such signs.The following are recognized as standard veterinary care guidelines for equines: • Hoof care maintenance and trimming every six (6) to eight (8) weeks, or as directed by a veterinarian or a farrier. • Parasites kept under control through worming every six (6) to eight (8) weeks or as directed by your veterinarian. • Annual dental check-up and necessary treatment to ensure proper and adequate food digestion. • Vaccinations as recommended by your veterinarian. • Proof of testing for Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins Test) is mandated by law in the following cases: • When equines are being transported across state lines When equines are bought or sold • When equines are at shows or gatheringsSpace: Space available to the equine must be usable and safe (i.e., must be provided an area free of standing water, accumulated waste, sharp objects and debris, and maintained in a safe and healthful manner). Fencing shall be well maintained and in good repair at all times.Equines shall be allowed to exercise and have freedom of movement as necessary to reduce stress and maintain good physical condition. Space and provisions for exercise must be appropriate and sufficient for the age, breed/type, quantity, condition, and size of the equine(s). EQUINE TRAINING AGREEMENTDate Name First Last This Equine Training Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between the “Trainer” and Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (“LCAR”), owner of certain rescued horses. “Equine” is described as a horse or pony for purposes of this Agreement. The purpose of this Agreement is to permit temporary transfer of custody from LCAR to Trainer for training of said equines. The parties voluntarily agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions described below. THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, it is agreed:1. Acceptance of Equines for Training. Trainer has made application and attests his/her ability to train and/or gentle horses and agrees to accept the temporary care, custody, and control of the equines described below on behalf of LCAR. Trainer understands the purpose of the training is to gentle the animals to an acceptable level of safety for its adoption to a permanent owner. In accepting the equines, Trainer also agrees to participate in LCAR’s ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event, to be held in October, 2018 to demonstrate the equine’s acquired skill level and handling.2. Description of Equine(s). No more than three (3) equines will be placed with any single Trainer. This Agreement pertains to the equine(s) described below (a photo may be attached to this Agreement):Name & NumberGenderBreedApprox. AgeApprox. SizeColor/Markings 3. Term and Termination.a) Duration: The term of this Agreement shall begin on the date this contract is made and shall automatically terminate upon conclusion of the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event, but in any event no later than October 14, 2018.b) Early Termination: Termination by either party prior to the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event shall constitute early termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement with seven (7) days written notice to the other party for any reason whatsoever.4. Compensation, Bonuses, Payment Method. LCAR agrees to compensate Trainer as follows:(a) Stipend: LCAR shall pay Trainer a stipend of Five Hundred dollars ($500.00). Payment to be due and payable within seven (7) days of termination of this Agreement. Payment will be pro-rated for a partial training period if early termination is exercised by either party.(b) Feed Vouchers: LCAR shall endeavor to obtain feed vouchers or coupons to defray the cost of equine(s) feed. Any vouchers obtained will be mailed to Trainer promptly. Trainer warrants that feed vouchers will be used exclusively for the Equine(s) named above.(c) Bonus Fee: If an Equine named herein is successfully adopted during the term of this Agreement or within thirty (30) days after the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event, LCAR will pay Trainer an additional $600 as a bonus fee. A successful adoption is defined as a fully executed Equine Adoption Contract between LCAR and an approved adopter.(d) Contest Prizes: Trainer’s participation in the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event constitutes eligibility to win cash and/or prizes during the event.(e) Payment Reporting: Trainer agrees to complete a Form W-9 and all stipends, vouchers and awards/prizes will be reported on a Form 1099.(f) Adoption of Equine by Trainer. In the event Trainer decides to apply to LCAR for adoption of the equine(s) and is approved, Trainer shall not receive the $500 Stipend for training. However, the $500 Stipend would be applied to applicable adoption fees. No Bonus Fee would be paid to Trainer.5. Additional Expenses. LCAR must approve all costs incurred by Trainer which are directly related to this Agreement, including but not limited to veterinarian and vaccination invoices. Proof of expenses (invoice and receipt) paid by Trainer are required for payment. LCAR will not be responsible for additional expenses exceeding Two Hundred dollars ($200.00) in total during the term of this Agreement without prior written approval. Any approved additional expenses will be due and payable upon termination of this Agreement. Trainer is responsible for costs associated with deworming and hoof trimming (minimum once) during term of Agreement.6. Emergency Care. LCAR agrees to notify Trainer of any and all change of addresses, emergency telephone numbers, itineraries or other information reasonably necessary to contact LCAR in the event of an emergency. In the event LCAR is otherwise unavailable, LCAR shall provide Trainer with contact information of a party who is authorized to make decisions as LCAR’s agent with regard to the health, ell-being, and/or medical treatment of the equine(s).If Trainer is unable to contact LCAR or LCAR’s agent within a reasonable and prudent time, Trainer is then authorized to secure emergency veterinary care required for the health and well-being of said equine. Owner hereby authorizes Trainer to contact a veterinarian of Trainer’s choosing to attend to and treat said equine. If the emergency care requires surgery (due to colic or injury) or other extraordinary measures to prevent death, Trainer’s veterinarian is authorized by LCAR to euthanize said equine to alleviate further pain and suffering. If Trainer decides contrary to LCAR’s directive, Trainer shall accept full financial responsibility of the treatment and care provided to the equine, including any transportation, veterinarian and hospital services, diagnostics, necropsy, and disposal services.7. LCAR’s Acknowledgments, Warranties, Rights, and Responsibilities. a) LCAR warrants that it is the rightful owner of the equine(s) described above; b) Said equine(s) are on a regular de-worming and vaccination schedule and LCAR will provide evidence of health care provided; c) LCAR will provide satisfactory proof to Trainer of a negative Coggins test within the past 12 months, along with a copy of same; d) LCAR agrees to provide evidence of vaccinations administered within 90 days of the start of this Agreement; e) LCAR warrants the equine has been seen by a farrier and its hooves are trimmed; f) LCAR retains the right to elect to foster or adopt any equine during its training and Trainer will assist with said transfer of the equine to foster/adopter’s facility. Trainer shall be entitled to the full Training stipend defined in section 3(a) without pro-ration in the event a foster/adoption occurs during the term of this Agreement. g) LCAR acknowledges that Trainer cannot guarantee the outcome of training, nor the equine’s ability to perform at any particular skill level. Further, LCAR acknowledges that Trainer is not responsible for the equine’s ability to satisfactorily pass a pre-adoption veterinarian examination.8. Trainer’s Acknowledgments, Warranties, Rights, and Responsibilities a) Trainer reserves the right to refuse to accept any equine if same does not appear to be in good health, or is deemed too dangerous or undesirable for Trainer’s ability to train. b) Trainer shall furnish all labor, provide suitable facilities, and care for the equine(s) per acceptable animal husbandry standards as described herein, except the specific feed shall be determined by LCAR. c) If the equine(s) are housed in Maryland at a facility other than Trai d) Trainer will provide and perform all services in accordance with generally accepted standards, and will meet or exceed Maryland Minimum Standards of Care for Equine, which are hereby included by reference in this Agreement. Trainer agrees to be subject to Maryland Minimum Standards of Care regardless of the jurisdiction where the equine(s) are housed; e) Trainer agrees to maintain a de-worming schedule every 45 days and to provide farrier services for trimming every 4 to 6 weeks, at the Trainer's discretion. Any extraordinary care beyond normal and regular maintenance, including the decision to shoe, requires prior written approval by LCAR unless involving the most immediate emergency treatment; f) Trainer agrees to transport the equine(s) from LCAR to the agreed-upon facility where the equines will be housed at Trainer’s own expense. g) Trainer agrees to return the equine(s) to LCAR upon demand, but no later than October 5, 2018. h) Trainer agrees to participate with the equine(s) in the ‘Appy Fest Adoption Event in October, 2018. LCAR will provide Trainer with specific information and instructions about ‘Appy Fest no later than mid-September, 2018; i) Trainer agrees to house the equines at the location specified in the Trainer Application which is incorporated by reference. Trainer may request a change of location with ten (10) days’ written notice to LCAR. Equine(s) may not be moved to a location other than that specified in the Trainer Application or other location previously approved by LCAR in writing without prior written approval from LCAR; j) Trainer cannot and does not guarantee the effect of the training program or that any particular results will be achieved, since this depends a great deal on the individual physical and mental ability of each equine; k) The Trainer has complete control over the manner of training and shall take all precautions for the proper performance thereof; l) Trainer agrees to provide bi-weekly photographs and time/date-stamped video of each equine(s) progress to LCAR. Each photo and video must be identified with the equines’ name(s) and/or ID number(s). Photos and videos will be delivered electronically via e-mail to email@example.com; m) Trainer acknowledges that it will take consistent, regular handling and training of said equine to enable it to be safely handled and placed for fostering or adoption. Trainer understands it may take a minimum of an hour a day, at least five (5) days per week, to provide the equine with the training LCAR has indicated in the Trainer Application as acceptable.1a) Trainer acknowledges that the behavior of any animal (particularly untrained or feral horses) is contingent to some extent upon the ability of the handler or trainer. Further, Trainer understands and accepts that “inherent risks of equine activities” shall mean those dangers or conditions which are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to: -- the propensity of any equine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them and/or damage to property in their vicinity; -- the unpredictability of an equine’s reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movements and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; -- certain hazards such as surface and subsurface objects; -- collisions with other equines, animals, people and objects (fixed or otherwise); -- limited availability of emergency medical care; and -- the potential of a handler or spectator to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to an injury to the handler or others, such as failing to maintain control over the equine or to act within his/her ability. n) Trainer warrants that all statements made in the Trainer Application are true and correct and are incorporated by reference. Any changes to information in the Trainer Application must be timely communicated to LCAR in writing.9. Lay-ups. If said equine(s) is out of training for more than five (5) days consecutively due to illness or injury, LCAR, at its sole discretion may opt to pro-rate the training stipend defined in Section 3a. LCAR must be notified within three (3) days if any equine is taken out of training for any reason whatsoever.10. Insurance, Inherent Risks and Assumption of Riskb) LCAR shall bear all risk of loss from the death of or any harm to said equine(s) unless such loss is caused by the negligence of Trainer, its agents, contractors, or employees. The standard of care applicable to Trainer is that of ordinary care of a prudent horse owner and not as a compensated bailee.c) During the time that the equine(s) is/are in the care, custody, and control of Trainer, Trainer shall not be liable for any sickness, disease, astray, theft or injury, which may be suffered by the equine(s) or any other cause of action whatsoever, arising out of or being connected in any way with the boarding of said equine(s), except in the event of negligence on the part of Trainer, its agents, contractors and/or employees.d) Trainer agrees to maintain liability insurance and to provide LCAR a certificate of insurance naming “Last Chance Animal Rescue, Inc.” as an additional insured. In no event shall Trainer be held liable to LCAR for equine death or injury in an amount in excess of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) per animal.e) Trainer understands and assumes the inherent risks, as noted herein, involved in activities involving equines, which risks include, but are not limited to, bodily injury, physical harm and even death to another animal, rider, handler, and spectator from using, riding, handling or being in close proximity to equines which may occur in normal use.11. Indemnification. LCAR agrees to indemnify Trainer from third party claims, unless otherwise provided by insurance, against all liabilities, claims, demands, or costs for or arising out of Trainer’s care, custody, and control of said equine(s), unless such liabilities are caused by the negligence of Trainer, its agents, contractors, or employees.Trainer agrees to indemnify LCAR from third party claims, unless otherwise provided by insurance, against all liabilities, claims, demands, or costs for or arising out of Trainer’s care, custody, and control of said equine(s), unless such liabilities are directly attributable to the negligence of LCAR, its agents, contractors, or employees.12. Default. Failure of either party to abide by and perform any and all other terms, covenants, conditions, and obligations of this Agreement shall constitute a default and shall, in addition to any other remedies provided by law or in equity, entitle the wronged party to reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs related to such breach.13. Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction. The Agreement shall be governed by and in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. The parties agree to personal jurisdiction. All legal disputes and actions must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Charles County, Maryland.14. Entire Agreement. This document, along with the Trainer Application, constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties. Any modifications or additions MUST be in writing and signed by all parties to this Agreement. No oral modifications or additions will be considered to be part of this Agreement unless reduced to writing and signed by all parties15. Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute but one and the same instrument. Facsimile and electronic signatures shall be deemed original.IN WITNESS THEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement on the day and year first written above.