A few days ago Lucas' owner (my friend) came with me to the barn where I work and take lessons. While we were there she was looking at a paper that had boarding prices and whatnot on it and she commented on the fact that boarding there was much cheaper than where Lucas is. I told her it wasn't really that much cheaper because boarders have to take 2 lessons a week and do one show series (I guess this is per year, the paper isn't to clear about that). She also mention that she didn't like the field the geldings go out in.
I figured that was the end of it, but I started really thinking about it the other day when I went to feed that horses. I would love to have Lucas there with me. It would be a lot easier for me to only have one barn to go to and I would already be there 3 days a week to work so it would be a lot easier to ride him if he were there. I could also take lessons on him then, which would be helpful, and I think we might work better together if I were feeding him 3 times a week. I know I had a better bond with some of the horses there simply because I feed them. I also like the atmosphere better at my barn. I used to board my horse where Lucas is and I never really liked being there. I thought it had to do with some other things that were going on when I had my horse, but going there now to ride Lucas I feel the same way. So. All in all I would much prefer having Lucas where I work/ride.
I talked to my friend about it today, just asking if she would seriously consider moving him. She said her only concern was the field he would be in so I told her I could ask about having him turned out in the outdoor ring. They have used the outdoor ring before for turning out horses that get beat up a lot by the others so I'm not sure if this is something my BO would consider for a boarder horse. But I thought I would ask since it can't hurt. I would also have to see if my taking 2 lessons a week and showing would work since I'm leasing him. I don't think that will be a problem, the turn out situation is the only ting I'm worried about.
Anyway we discused all of this and she seemed to like the idea and be excited about it. She just mentioned that it would be up to her mom in the end because she pays the bills and he is technically her horse. I had wanted to talk to my BO first, to see if it would even be possible to move him there, before asking her mom about it, but now I'm wondering if that is a good idea. I don't want anyone to think I'm doing soemthing I shouldn't. He's not my horse so it's not up to me where he lives. I don't want my BO or my friend's mom to get mad at me for asking about moving him when he's not mine. What do you guys think? My friend thinks it is fine for me to ask my BO before talking to her mom about it. Is this a bad idea? Am I doing something I shouldn't?