Originally Posted by natisha
What you are describing is much like a lease, you own the horse but someone else has the use of it, full or part time. It's pretty common in the States.
Part time leases over here don't tend to cover all your horses costs... if any! I come from quite a horsy area, and horses here tend to go on loan either full time so that everything is covered by the leaser but there is no change of ownership and exchange of money, or else you end up having to pay someone to ride your horse. I don't know anyone here who part-loans, and haven't heard of any elsewhere that cover all the costs the way working livery does. It's definitely a different thing over here - when looking at types of board, (full, half, grass, DIY) working livery is on the list...