I have my horse up for lease and on the ads it says "needs a strong and confident rider, because he will test the waters!" and I get a call and this is pretty much how it went. I REALLY hate stupid people!!
Q: I am looking for a horse to lease, although I don't have much experience.
A: well how much experience do you have? (if any)
Q: I've had 2 lessons from a friend.
A: what kind of riding are you looking to do?
Q: i'm looking for a horse I can take out on trail. Walk/trot/run. (exactly what she said)
A: okay well my horse is good on trail but, he does need a(n) experienced and confident rider. One who can kick his butt when he needs it and be able to control him. He will test the waters.
Q: okay but, is he good on trail?
A: yes but, once again he needs an experienced and confident rider.
A: because he's for advanced riders.
Q: what does that mean? (although didn't I explain that like 2 mins ago to her?)
A: means I need someone who can get on him and control him
Q: do you have tack or should I bring my own?
A: no, I have tack but, if you would like you can bring your stuff from home.
Q: do I need a helmet?
A: yes! I require a helmet for everyone!
Q: would I have to tack up or will you?
(you wanna lease the horse but, don't know how to tack up a horse?)
A: you will have to tack up, I will not always be there to guide you!
Q: can I come to see him? Is there anything I will have to sign?
A: you will have to sign a lease agreement before any money is exchanged or anything. I do also require that if you are under the age of 18 you need a parent to be with you AT ALL TIMES
Q: okay I have to go. Thanks. I'll get back to you.
There are so many things wrong with that picture.
#1- how come when I say I need a lease agreement signed you IMMEDIATELY have to run?
#2- why do you expect me to tack the horse?
#3- you're not experienced but, want to ride a horse that NEEDS an experienced rider
And the list goes on and on and on!!!!!
Sorry but, keep moving!!!! I'm not going to let an inexperienced rider take my horse on trail and god forbid she can't handle him, he runs off, she gets thrown into a tree, ends up in a hospital and I get sued? Nope, Nu uh, not going to happen!!! Keep moving!!!