Originally Posted by Country Woman
but still she has to pay for the food and bedding
like I said, it's only "free" in reference to paying the OWNER anything. The person leasing the horse is responsible for ALL expenses but doesn't have to pay any additional fee to the owner for using the horse.
Example - I "free" leased my pony to a friend a few years ago. She didn't pay ME any money for the pony but she was responsible for the pony's maintenance (board, feed, farrier, vet, training, etc.) if she was to have been paying ME for the pony as well it would not have been "free". Does that make more sense for you?