I think that since it looks like I'll have to take a full load for college next year to be covered by my parents insurance, I'll more than likely have to lease Sonny out so he'd get some excersize and some attention if I don't have time to give it to him.
I HAVE to take 12 credits a semister...I have to work at LEAST 17 hours a week to afford Sonny...so with that I may or may not be able to get up to see Sonny more than once a week. I'll definitely be able to up at least once a week...but not sure if I could do more.
I know I am ONLY leasing Sonny out to a friend...I don't trust him with a stranger I hardly know....I already have 3 girls that I ride with for lessons that said they'd like to...and I have one in particular that I'd like to lease him...hopefully she'd be able to.
My questions are
1) I am going to insure Sonny...that way any thing major that happens to him will not charge me too much...what type of insurance should I get? What company is the best for insuring horses for a reasonable rate?
2) It's only going to be a half lease...I don't want her coming up every single day to ride Sonny...nor do I want her riding him more than 3 hours a day (or until he's sweaty)...how much do you think is "reasonable" to ask. I was thinking of $100 a month...not including if anything happens to him that SHE caused
3) I will be making up a contract for everything and make sure both the girl and her parents sign saying they agree with the terms and conditions...anything I should add besides what days she can ride and for how long....price,....but what else?
Do you think I should lease him out? I've put So much work into Sonny and I'd hate to have someone ruin him because they let him get away with something.
For those who have leased out a horse before...any parts that you regret?