I currently have an on-site lease...
The owner is leasing her horse because she says she has no time to ride, and wants her horse to get regular exercise. OK - fair enough. The owner does get out to ride occassionally, and so I give her a "heads up" each time I am heading out to ride just in case she was also trying to squeeze in a quick ride that day.
The last several times I have asked her if it was alright for me to ride - she assured me there was no problem...
But then when I arrive on the scene, there is the owner offering to "help" by jumping up for a quick ride to "demonstrate" a few things with her horse or stepping in when I wanted to work with the horse on the ground.
Frankly, I find this a little annoying.
It is her horse. Fine.
If she wants to ride him - fine.
But then why enter into a lease agreement in which *I* am supposed to get to ride?
I have better things to do than drive out to the barn to watch her "demonstrate" her riding skills...
Has anyone else run into this?