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post #1 of 6 Old 02-09-2012, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Leasing for the first time!

Last week I moved from nebraska to Arizona. My mom and me decided its time to lease a horse. I was planning on doing a half lease, but I got a reply to my ad that said I could ride every day for $100 a month if I helped out with chores. I still have to go out and see the barn, but I am getting very excited! I'm hoping they are not weirdo horse people like some can be lol.
What are some things I can look for in a good facility and horse? Any tips are appreciated

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-09-2012, 09:37 PM
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Well consider your riding level when looking for the right lease horse. Write down things you'd like NOT to see, like spooky, aggressive, pushy, etc. and things you would like to see.

For the facility.. so long as there is good designated place to ride. And indoor is a huge plus though!

Have fun!

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-10-2012, 01:06 PM
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Make sure the horse matches your skill level. Make sure you test-ride the horse before committing, and ask a lot of questions about the horse and the facility.

Some ideas:

How does the horse react inside vs. outside?
How does the horse react when riding alone vs. with others?
Can I take the horse to a show if I'm ever interested in showing?
Does the horse spook easily?
How fit is the horse? Is he/she capable of [insert discipline here, I.e. Jumping 2'6'' or running barrels]?
What kind of tack should I use on the horse?
Does the horse have any quirks, such as kicking or bucking or bolting?
Has the horse had any previous injuries? Would these injuries impair his/her soundness or ability to be ridden on a regular basis?
What types of riders have ridden this horse in the past?
What happens if the horse gets injured? Will I be able to lease another horse in his/her place until he/she is better?

Will you please show me everywhere on the facility I will be allowed to ride?
What is your helmet policy?
Do you require any other safety measures?
Do you require I use my own brushes and tack, or will you provide those for me? Is there any other equipment I need to provide?
What are the hours I am allowed to come and ride?
Anything else I should know?
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-10-2012, 01:44 PM
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Make sure the horse matches your skill level. Make sure you test-ride the horse before committing, and ask a lot of questions about the horse and the facility.

Some ideas:

How does the horse react inside vs. outside?
How does the horse react when riding alone vs. with others?
Can I take the horse to a show if I'm ever interested in showing?
Does the horse spook easily?
How fit is the horse? Is he/she capable of [insert discipline here, I.e. Jumping 2'6'' or running barrels]?
What kind of tack should I use on the horse?
Does the horse have any quirks, such as kicking or bucking or bolting?
Has the horse had any previous injuries? Would these injuries impair his/her soundness or ability to be ridden on a regular basis?
What types of riders have ridden this horse in the past?
What happens if the horse gets injured? Will I be able to lease another horse in his/her place until he/she is better?

Will you please show me everywhere on the facility I will be allowed to ride?
What is your helmet policy?
Do you require any other safety measures?
Do you require I use my own brushes and tack, or will you provide those for me? Is there any other equipment I need to provide?
What are the hours I am allowed to come and ride?
Anything else I should know?
all very good questions

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-15-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-15-2012, 11:20 PM
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more than welcome

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