I've just about had it with not having a horse of my own to ride. I sold my last horse because he wasn't the right fit for me. I take lessons a few times a week for 4hr sessions. I'd say I'm a beginner still though with being fairly comfortable at the trot.
Anyways, I decided I wanted a horse again but don't like the winters we have here and keeping a horse through winter is not only expensive but dangerous and I don't want to do it. So my idea was leasing for the Summer/Fall months and give the horse back in October or November.
Now I have found a gelding, 22yrs old, trail horse his whole life and his owner has 2 colts to train and she is looking for a semi-retirement home for her gelding over the summer and fall months to let her focus on the colts. She wants a contract, as do I and am awful with laws and regulations so I'm nervous about screwing up the contract.
I'm wondering if anyone who does leasing, and/or leased a horse knows what needs to be discussed, what is written in black and white and what is my responsibility and hers for the most part. I put in my ad when I was searching for a horse to lease that I'd do all the farrier fees, hay, you know, the normal routine care. Now my Fiance wants to know about if he gets injured, who pays vet bills, stuff like that. So what do you guys usually do with your leasing? I think the girl leasing him to me is most worried about me not giving him back in October, Which is not a problem because I know supporting a horse through the winter is not what I want to do right now. Plus I'm a recent college graduate from accounting and most accounting jobs open in the fall, hence another reason to give the horse back in the fall, less responsibility and I don't have something tying me down because I plan to leave the area.
Okay I'm going off topic lol SO! Tips? Ideas? Suggestions?