Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Oh boy Sarah, I am so sorry :(
You should of had a written contract stating the guidelines and rules of the lease and how it works.
My opinoin is, if you were paying for his board, care, feed, shoes and etc, etc - no one has the right to take him out from under you.
Too bad you don't live closer. There are some amazing horses at Lou Don that are for lease and you'd have sole use of them. I'd be quite upset too, you're more than welcome to call me if you want.
When I was back at the Hunt Club, when my Hubby quit riding, I had to put his horse up for a Free Lease because I couldn't afford to pay board for 2 horses. I found a great Pony Clubber who leased him for 2 years and the contract that was written up was very precise and strict.
They paid for his board, his shoes, his vet bills, his everything - and they had complete use of him. They put insurance on him as well because that was part of my lease contract I had written up for the Pony Clubber and her Father and it worked out great for 2 years.
If you didn't have a contract written up, there's not much you can do. But the owners of this horse should have morals, especially if you were paying for all his care up till now.
I would demand my money back.