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post #11 of 14 Old 07-12-2013, 10:13 PM
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Trying to lease out my pony is going to be the end of me the rate is low because I want to get our pony working again, she's the PERFECT schoolmaster type but too small for my sister and I. Last year we had a great lease with her, this year it's been painful and every email I get someone is looking for free rides or special treatment.

Rant over for now but I'm not finished sorting through my emails so I just might be back.
People are a pain, always expecting the world owes them something. I worked retail customer service for 2 years and really saw human nature for what it is-scary.

Hope you can find someone great for your pony.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-13-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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That's vague. Do you mean your board costs, or your board + some? If so, + what?
How on earth is it vague? They pay us a flat fee, they do not pay anything but the flat fee we receive.

I guess leasing is much more complicated in the states than it is here people pay a lease fee, or they take on all the expenses of the horse and pay no fee, there are very very few 'in between' situations.


The most recent interest I have is from a thirteen year old girl wanting to surprise her little cousin with some rides. I think I need to add 'adult inquiries only'.
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I have done several types of lease methods and they all worked out for me and the leasee.
1. Free Lease- They pay everything; vaccines, board, feed, shoeing... Sold 1 horse this way
2. Chore Lease- I pay feed, vaccines, board. They pay for shoeing, clean stalls, feed and groom for 4 horse to my standards and then they can ride after 4 years sold 1 horse this way.
3. Lease- They pay me $250.00 which goes back into the horse's care. They pay farrier and they do full care after 2 months, I sold 1 horse this way and the couple gave me more money than my asking price!?
Be flexible-within reason and know the person you are going to lease to.
All the leases I have done is a result of people coming to me and asking if I would lease a horse to them. They came up with the above methods. I am not in the market to sell but my horses have been a perfect match for that special person. I have sold 3 horses by leasing them out. Problem for me is that I had 5 horses and now I am down to 2. I don't want another empty nest... lol
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-13-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Haha I can guarantee none of my leases will end up in sales. We're way too attached to the two potential ponies we have, even if they're not suitable for us anymore they wont be leaving our property . Even my coach is desperate for a free lease on one of my ponies but that's just not going to happen.
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