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        05-02-2013, 08:42 AM
    I would say "the horse I ride..." I wouldn't use the term "mine" because he isn't. I wouldnt attach yourself like that.
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        05-02-2013, 09:18 AM
    The girl who leases Annie tells all her friends Annie is hers. If they ask her further, she tells them she leases, but for her lease days, Annie is all hers. Which is true. When she's here, I tell her "go get your horse" "go feed your beast". I see no problem with it, as she's not attempting to break the rules of the lease, and she understands Annie is really hers.
        05-02-2013, 09:37 AM
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    I'm not sure what you mean by 'mine' really. In the sense that he's reliant on you for what care he gets then he is 'yours' in that sense but please be careful how much of your heart you pour into him because you have no control over what happens to him should the owner ever decide to sell
    In a horse job that I had for 10 years (where I was very happy) I was pretty much allowed to believe that a foal born there the year I started was 'mine' as part of the working arrangement - I also got a weekly wage and commission on sales - I held on to him for 8 years but as offers on him kept going higher my boss eventually sold him - it was a business after all and to a certain extent I think I'd been kidding myself that it was a 'forever' thing. I did get enough out of it to buy myself a young horse but losing a horse I'd put my soul into for so long was terribly painful
        05-02-2013, 11:08 AM
    Green Broke
    There is a user on here that everyone jumped all over for calling some horses she cared for and what not hers and now every post she refers to as 'hers'. I'm confused that people jumped on her but this is different?

    I always made it clear when I was leasing a horse just because its easier that way.
        05-02-2013, 11:20 AM
    I think its better there aren't people jumping all over her for it? What would that solve?
        05-02-2013, 11:23 AM
    Green Broke
    I'm not familiar with this other user you refer to, but I wasn't trying to be ugly. I simply gave my opinion like the OP asked for. I'm not saying they should follow my opinion as it is just that, my opinion. This country and world, for that matter, is full of people who are believing they are entitled to ownership of things they did not earn or purchase( I am not saying this is the case with the OP as it is an in general comment). I would not want to intentionally make such a statement as to lead one to think such a thing of me.

    It doesn't matter what crowd I am around as to whether they knew the meaning behind it or not. The fact remains that you are laying claim to something that is, infact, not yours. That is a very bad habit to get yourself into. What ever happened to just being honest and upfront about even the little things that created our character as people. What ever happened to giving the persona of one's self as trustworthy just by the words we spoke and the way we treated other's belongings? You may be the most trustworthy person in your area, but to speak of another's property as to be yours is not creating that reflection.

    I do my very best to treat each and every person I come in contact with as if I have known them for years. I shake their hand and strike up conversation about themselves to get to know them better. My family and friends always say " I have never met a stranger before". I also treat them and their property with the same respect.

    If it bothers you to the point of wondering whether it is right or wrong should be your first clue that it is not right. That desire to know right from wrong in even this type of situation means you have a good head about you and just need to exercise it more. I hope this message comes across to you in a mild manner and not a demeaning way as it was not meant to be belittling.
        05-02-2013, 11:45 AM
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    Oh I wasn't talking about you roady just a general observation. I never said people should I simply don't understand how it wa so bad for the other user to do it but but not this one.
        05-02-2013, 12:02 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
    Oh I wasn't talking about you roady just a general observation. I never said people should I simply don't understand how it wa so bad for the other user to do it but but not this one.
    No worries,darlin.
        05-02-2013, 12:24 PM
    When I was leasing my mare, I would tell people that she is mine, on a lease, and explained to them what it meant.
    Always good for business, you never know who might think "hey, that's a cool idea"

    For the people at my barn, we'd all refer to her as mine, because we all knew the situation.
        05-02-2013, 12:56 PM
    Roadyy, I recognize my place with this horse, and that I don't own him. I believe my colloquial usage of the word has confused people. Perhaps my own understanding of the word is wrong.
    I lease my car, but I call it mine. I never tell someone that in 3 years I'll give it back.
    I call an apartment I rent mine.
    Sometimes people even call other people theirs. "whose girlfriend is that"? "she's mine"

    I'm a big believer that words are not arbitrary. But I believe in this case that using "mine" in regards to tj is understandable. It isn't meant to portray ownership as much as a relationship.

    I started this thread to see who else thinks of their leased horse in that manner and who was against it. I appreciate open discourse and opinions and was not offended by any opinion given.
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