Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I Can't Make This Desicion on My Own...
Hello HorseForum :)
You guys have been such great help before, and I need it now more than ever. This is such a hard desicion, and one I really don't want to make. But I don't know ...
First of all, I've probabbly got hopeless dreams running around, and please don't be afraid to tell me if I am. We'll start with the actual question, then why I'm wondering about this myself.
I'm thinking about leasing out Diamond.
Diamond is my 14hh Arab mare that I do love. She is spunky, full of personality, and sweet. She loves to jump, and has amazing form to do it. I am currently using her for Jumpers, because she turns on a dime, but she also has some bare bone Dressage in her, and has done Hunters before, but she is a little quick. Plus, I'm 5'6, and I look a little big on her, so Hunter judges don't like the picture.
I believe that with an intermediate/advanced rider, she could be slowed down, and taught whatever anybody would want to do. She'd be perfect for Eventing. Good Dressage, braver than any horse I've met, and quick about it. She's 14 going on 5, and is ready to do anything.
She is currently half pasture puff. She only gets worked a few times a month, because I am currently working with Cowboy, and am too big for the pretty girl. I hate seeing her like this. She loves the work, but we just aren't clicking. She wants to go one way, I want to go another. And I feel it's not fair to her. Plus, after I get her to the point to where she is where I want, she's too little for me. I can't show her anyway.
I want her to be worked, and I want her to be shown. Neither of which is happening. This makes me think she might just be happier leased to a little girl who will love her, and love to ride her. A more petite girl. Now this means I have a stall open. Here's what I want to do with it -
I want to take in small, unbroke ponies (as in a max of 12h) and train them to resell. I just think that it would be a wonderful experiance, and yes, I have help. I would break them to ride, and ground driving. I don't have a cart, can't afford it. I figured I would take ponies in for about 600 bucks, (I have found them) and sell them for around 1k. Make money? Not much. Maybe a hundred bucks after food. But plus what we bring in with Diamond, I think we could afford it. The point is, I think I could benefit from it. Greatly.
So ... am I being logical? Could I do it? If yes, I need some help learning about leasing. But we'll cross that bridge when and if we get there.
Thank You all so much for your help :) You guys are great!!
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