My daughter rode a borrowed horse for a while. She didn't want to and refused to at first as he was a big money earner. One day the friend that owned the horse handed her the horses papers and said "there, now he's yours". She started riding him that day after a lil more persuasion and some tears. But anytime we took him to a show, when someone asked her about the horse, she'd tell em that no he wasn't hers, she's just borrowing him.
I honestly don't care who a horses owner is, except mine obviously, but there could be situations where the simple innocent act of saying "he's mine" could cause a fuss. I know horse people aren't real dead set in their ways or have strong opinions, HA!, but ownership can be very touchy. Almost as much as color, omg!
Wouldn't it be just as easy to say "my lease" or " that's the horse I ride" or even "yep that's Ed, I ride him". There's fanatics out there who freak about the lil things. Best to stay safe. Well unless you're me, a guy I know only owns bays and sorrels, I call em brown horses. It drives him insane! Haha.
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