The most simple option is stating in your will that the horse be given to a specific friend or relative.
You may want to consider leaving a bequest of cash, or other property, to the person taking the animal to help cover the care of the horse. If your will names specific horses to various individuals, you will need to continuously revise your will, as most people have a succession of horses during their lives.
You can also create a trust for your horse. An increasing number of horse owners are opting for a pet (horse) trust. A pet (horse trust) is a written declaration of how the horse owner wishes their horse to be cared for after the owner’s death. A horse trust ensures care for the horse if the owner dies. A trust can be created whilst you are preparing a will to protect your horses, after your death.
By making a Will you are also able to protect all of your assets.
In a horse trust, you will name a trustee who will carry out your wishes for the horse(s). You can provide detailed instructions for the distribution of trust funds for the horse’s care. The trust can describe in detail how the funds will be administered and where the remaining assets should go following the horse’s death. This could be to the person you nominate in your Will to look after your horses, an equine charity, or to a local pet (horse) sanctuary.
The trust can contain information about your horse’s conditioning, health issues and food preferences.