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post #1 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions please...what all should purchase for my new lease horse?

I have nothing for the horse, and although my RI who is also the horse owner allows me to keep using the school tack, i do need my own as other leasers borrow and dont put back borrowed tack, I'm ocd about taking care of things and cant handle that boots get left out in the rain and theres only one dressage saddle at the barn.

Soooo, what all shall I purchase? I plan on showing, so know I need a decent saddle and bridle, but what else do you think Ill need? Is it odd of me to want to buy dressage boots for her so that i dont always hqve to go searching for a clean dry pair?

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 07:45 AM
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Since it is only a lease, keep using the school saddle. The saddle you buy for the lease may not fit a future lease or purchase.

If you could find a used saddle, for a good price that fit well, it *might* be ok, but you chance having to resell it after the lease is done.

Bridles are not as expensive, and can be used on most other horses in the future, and the same with stuff like boots.


I do not own my own horse, and I have a bridle, 2 bits, multiple saddle pads, full size cooler, half sheet cooler, fleece stable sheet, reg stable sheet, light weight blanket, rain sheet, all my own grooming gear, and two different pairs of boots. Of course, this has been slowly gathered over the last 4 years of riding....

All depends on what you are willing to spend....
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post #3 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Velvet! I do plan on buying a used Dressage saddle, as the barn I ride at has only one dressage saddle that fits her, and apparently it fits most of the horses there since its always missing or being used, so the chances of it being avail when I test will be slim to none. i dont mind reselling it later on.

I hadnt even thought of buying her blankets or sheets, was thinking the ones shes uses would be avail to me but I should probably double check on that...
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post #4 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 03:17 PM
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If you want to buy a saddle for the lease, it is up to you. But as velvet said it might not fit future horses or be hard to resell. But also if someone is always using that saddle then you might as well buy your own, it will be yours and will always be available to you as well as how the up keep of the saddle (Proper cleaning and care)

I would say buy small inexpensive things for the horse. Like boots and polos, a bridle and whatever bit she prefers, your own saddle pad (even if you end up not buying your own saddle) fly mask if she doesn't have one and fly spray. Tail bags.

As with the blankets and sheets, make sure you are 100% sure she has them available to her. They can get kinda pricey!

Your own grooming tools, and keep them to yourself! If you let others use them they will just end up taking them and probable loose them. As well as the risk of spreading rain rot! It spreads easily and quickly.

You might need to buy your own dewormer, some barns do it and some don't.

Good luck! Do you have any pics?

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post #5 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 03:25 PM
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Hello .. to Lease or not to Lease...

All depends on what your goals are. Love to discuss it with you. Get back with me when you have some time to chat.

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post #6 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ray....my own groomng tools I will add to my list, most are left in the rain which i always feel bad about. Ill double check on the blanket, and im thinking two saddle pads. One to school with and a clean white for shows.

Sniper...im already leasing so its a non issue...
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post #7 of 18 Old 10-22-2011, 10:14 PM
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I would buy some very general items that can be used on other horses you might own or lease in the future. I would (personally) stay away from the saddle as others have mentioned. that being said, if you do choose to buy a saddle, you might look into a nice ( lower priced ) used saddle that you can either re-sell, or just hang-on-to. Also, make sure the saddle you buy is fitted properly & approved by the owner of the horse.

Items that you could buy, that aren't TOO expensive ( and a bit easier to use on multiple horses) include bridles, bits, rugs, saddle pads, shampoos, first-aid items, sprays, fly masks & other accessories, grooming supplies, halters & leads, leather cleaner, stall signs ( in-expensive, but more custom). You can also think about buying some carrying cases, such as grooming bags, saddle covers, bridle or helmet bags, etc.

As for blankets, you could buy a few fun coolers or show sheets. some blankets can be quite expensive, so if she has her own, i would just use those.

hope that helps!

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post #8 of 18 Old 10-23-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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I completely agree with buying items that can be used on other horses...a saddle is a must buy though otherwise I wont be able to show/ test nor would I have a dressage saddle to use while I ride other than during my lesson since it is always being used on other horses.
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-23-2011, 09:04 PM
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That sucks :/

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post #10 of 18 Old 10-23-2011, 10:02 PM
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If she has blankets, and she is an inbarn lease, I would expect the blankets come with her.

Again, stuff like boots, saddle pads, coolers, wraps etc can be used for another horse.
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