I will eventually get the details from my trainer, but in the mean time... What are generally the terms for half leases (more specifically for the riding schedules).
My logic makes me suppose that an agreement is made between the horse owner and lessee about when they can come and ride. That way the owner knows when they can come ride their horse, or for a school horse, what day they can be used for in lessons.
My problem is, my work schedule in the summer can be super inconsistent at times! My days off change, and I never get the same evening shifts (which are 12pm to 8pm), and being a "senior" this summer, I will probably get a lot of those shifts until the newbies learn the ropes and can be trusted.
Finishing at 8, it would be too late to go ride after, and starting at 12pm, it's not late enough to ride in the morning! Not unless I went to ride at 7am, but then I'd be scared that if something happened, I'd be late for work (my barn is off the island of montreal, and generally rush hour (and almost every other hour for that matter) on the bridge is hell because lanes are always closed for maintenance purposes... our bridges are all crumbling). -.- And there is no way I can ask my boss to give me a consistent schedule... long story short, he isn't exactly easy to please and last summer he got reeeally mad because people kept asking for days off and restricting him to when they can and cannot work, so his grumpy self became extra exra touchy... and I'd rather not vex the dragon and loose my job.
But anywho, what have been your agreements with leases in the past? How flexible can they be, or how inflexible? Again, when I have my lesson in 2 weeks I will ask my trainer, but I'd like to get a general idea for now. So please, pour out your knowledge!