Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Like others have said it is an arrangement between you and tge owner where you pay an agreed amount, or cover the costs, of a horse and in return you can ride it however much you agree on.
There are, in my mind, two sides to leasing. On one hand, you are covering the costs of a horse, and keeping it in work and possibly training it and raising its value yet inevitably you get nothing from this time and quite likely spend possibly thousands on upkeep. Even if you end up with a well trained horse it can be taken away from you whenever. Yes, you could cintest a contract but who would go that trouble for an extra couple of months. For this I don't really like leasing.
The other side is that horses are expensive to purchase especially, depending on location, those suitable for inexperienced riders. To lease a schoolmaster can be extremely benificial as ut can teach the rider and handler so much. When youi outgrow the horse, in height or ability you don't need to go through the long process of selling. Leasing can a also be a great.trial run to ownership prior to forking out loads of money. Just decide what you want and what its worth to you, and always have a contract.
Last edited by Saskia; 01-03-2012 at 04:00 AM.