Is it practical to lease my mare?
As some of you know, I had my sone 3 1/2 months ago. Prior to that I chose to stop riding as I was no longer just risking my life when I rode. So my mare has had over a year off.
I'm strict breastfeeding and am choosing not to give my baby a bottle, as I feel there is no need since I'm a SAHM.
Since I have no idea how my time will be before he's weaned, I'm been thinking of putting Vega up for lease..again.
First time I got zero interest in her. Let me rephrase that. I would get some emails. I would respond and would rarely hear from them again. I was doing a free lease (they just had to pay board and we'd split vet/farrier bills) so I wasn't even making any money on the deal (as in they didnt have to pay me a fee per month)
I would like to get back into riding in the spring, but I dont know how that will be. And I'm not sure how marketable a 7 year old mare that's had more than a year off is. Let me rephrase that. I know i will get no one to want to lease a 7 year old mare that hasn't been ridden in over a year.
I would like to down the line lease her out, even if its just a part time lease because my son takes up all of my time. But in order to that, I need her to be in shape and no longer a pasture puff.
We dont have the money to pay someone to ride her or else I would do that.
Also, any breastfeeding mamas out there. How long was it before you got back into riding?