Thanks again guys.
Sorry about the confusion on the BO.
Current leasers are brushing him, loving him, and riding him every once in awhile, but not as often as was planned. They are free leasing him so get no money from me.
The BO that wants to sell I previously boarded with but moved him. Diesel for this girl was her idea. She would receive the 10% profit, as well as the board from the future owners, lessons, etc. Diesel would be back to being boarded with her per their plans.
I also agree that he doesn't seem to fit well with a 7 year old. The current horse she is riding is a handicapped riding horse. I have explained this in full to the owner and to all parties. He would never blow up, but he will stand in the middle of the arena bleary eyed as you kick and pull trying to make him do what you want him to do. I have had children in that age ride him successfully, but they were confident riders who had been taking quite a few lessons (for a 7-8 year old).
I was told they would be interested in a week trial but I told her I would rather they come ride him at his current situation first. She then told the prospective buyers he would be coming for a week and relayed this information back to me.
I should have stood my ground and told her that is not what I said, but I'm kind of in it now already.
I will be telling them that I would be willing to do a long term free lease, but will not sell him. Either way he will be at the very least UTD on all care, as well as given cookies, scratches, and baths. The riding part we will have to wait and see.
ETA: I will put up a flyer at my other barn looking for a free lease to a college rider or for him to be used as a project horse in one of the riding lessons at the college -- Like suggestion a comparable level of riding. If I find someone awesome I'll have my instructor check them out, If not, he'll stay in the current situation.
Last edited by Spastic_Dove; 11-03-2010 at 07:42 PM.