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post #1 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Should I continue with the lease?

Hey guys im in a tough situation here and hoping for some advice. I met a girl from the internet who was leasing her horse so I went out to take a look. Her horse was a rescue so she didnt know much about his past. She informed me that the horse had not seen a vet in over a year, hadnt seen a farrier in atleast four months (he's barefoot), and had never had the dentist out to check him. She wants me to board him at my own facility, AND be responsible for the cost of farrier, vet, pretty much everything. When I offered to show her where I was going to board, she declined. She didnt ask about my experience or even care in the slightest where he as being kept. I feel for the horse because she has moved on to a new show horse and he just sits in the pasture all day alone. If I did decide to go through with this I would definatly have a vet come out to make sure he's healthy. Im just not sure what to do. There were alot of red flags that shot up. Is this a good situation to go forward with? Advice please and thank you!
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 09:00 PM
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That doesn't sound like a beneficial lease for you at all :(

It sounds more like,' hey feel bad for my horse and foot all the bills for me' who knows, after you put all the time, money, training, and effort into the horse she could sweep it out from under you.

Definitely move on there's better horses/owners to deal with/leasing agreements out there for ya. Goodluck!
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that's how I felt too. Thanks a lot!
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 09:45 PM
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that is a bad one in the making. If you reall like the horse, ask about buying it, but do not lease from this person. It is as important for you to have a good relationship with the owner, when leasing, as it is with the leased horse. If not more so.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 09:51 PM
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Honestly this sounds like a not so good choice. I agree with it being important to have a good relationship with the person you are leasing from. Ask about purchasing, it never hurts to ask.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 09:56 PM
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Sounds like more of a "pawning her horse off for free training, and vet care" than a lease.
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