leasing while in school - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-28-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,431
• Horses: 1
leasing while in school

I have finally gotten all of my college arranged for September! Which is very exciting, I'm taking three Philosophy classes (by fluke, because they were the only ones with lots of seats available, but I'm excited anyway) and will be transiting to school. Basically it's between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours on the bus and would have me home between 6:30 and 7:00 Monday - Thursday which is clearly not ideal for riding, especially without an indoor. SO I'm thinking about leasing Jackson out, half lease, a couple days a week, but I'm very... nervous.

I still want to be able to ride him, and I still want to be able to jump so I'm thinking about putting him on a joint supplement and permitting whoever leases him to jump once a week maximum, they must be working with a trainer or an absolutely INCREDIBLE rider unless by some chance I find somebody who just wants to plod around. I just... don't know what to do, and am stressing out about it. Thankfully I keep him at home so selling is not an option, I'm not paying board, but it's still an issue. I'm not sure what the point of this thread is, perhaps for advice?
alexischristina is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 06-28-2012, 10:57 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 332
• Horses: 3
I will just tell you my experience with leasing my horse, which was a great one. I was in college and working a full time job. I boarded my horse and I barely had the time to run out and feed him/clean his stall with my schedule. I rarely got to ride. I hated it for myself and him. There was a girl there that loved him, she didn't have a horse of her but was a family friend of the BO and was there almost daily. Her mother and I spoke and this is what we worked out:

I paid for everything. I covered board and feed and any other normal horse related thing that would come up in doings with him. She was allowed to treat him as her own, could ride him, take him to shows (as long as I was told beforehand), whatever, as long as the BO or another guardian was there (she was 14). I could come anytime I wanted to visit and check things out, but if I were to ride I would call first so that I didn't interrupt any plans that she may have had with him.

Like I said, it was a great experience. He got the exercise and love he needed, she got the joy of having a horse and learned a lot, too. She showed him a good bit in western pleasure and some trail classes, I would go and cheer them both on if I was able to. We stayed in contact a lot, we would speak several times a week with her giving me updates. I know different situations call for different rules, but that is what it was like for me.
mtngrl7500 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help With Leasing :] xeventer17 Horse Riding Critique 8 09-13-2011 12:27 PM
School Master or School Mistress wanted takeoffyourcolours Horses for Sale 0 08-01-2009 09:01 AM
Leasing? StarFeesh Horses for Sale 1 04-28-2009 10:20 PM
Leasing NEED HELP horses_r_life9 Horses for Sale 0 08-24-2008 10:00 PM
leasing SonnyWimps Horse Talk 4 05-21-2008 12:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome