Hi. My sister has been riding at a particular barn for close to 10 years, she's been working with one horse in particular. About 4 years ago when she started college the owner of the horse (also the owner of the stable) offered to give the horse to my sister. She was just starting college so she couldn't afford to pay the board. Over the past two summers she's been doing a full lease on the horse and that's worked out ok for her.
Now that she's done with college she asked about taking over the horse (gifting it to my sister). The owner was hesitant but said that she could, however she also said that that horse would need to be boarded at her property for the rest of it's life. Is this something the owner can work into the sale, or once my sister owns it can she do as she wishes with the horse?
She doesn't want to take the horse and run, but she'd like to know that if she wants to move she can take the horse with her. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!