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post #11 of 19 Old 10-15-2012, 03:54 PM
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It's your horse so you can take it back. However I would not, you made a poor rash decision without finding out everything that was available to you.
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post #12 of 19 Old 10-15-2012, 03:56 PM
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Tiny, it doesn't really matter why an owner ends a lease. It'll happen eventually anyway, regardless of the reason.

How about if you're the owner and your lessee decides to give you 30 days notice? Are you going to get butt hurt as the horse's owner because the lessee found their own animal, or just doesn't think your horse and they are a good fit?

I do think the OP may be having a knee-jerk reaction and not thinking things through rationally, but realistically the animal was never for sale so would be coming back to the OP at some point in the future.

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post #13 of 19 Old 10-15-2012, 04:39 PM
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First, I'm sorry that you're so miserable. If your trainer is interested, tell him/her about the situation. If your trainer is interested in leasing as part of the lesson program, IMHO, DO IT. That is, give the 30 days notice and move the horse.
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post #14 of 19 Old 10-16-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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First, I'm sorry that you're so miserable. If your trainer is interested, tell him/her about the situation. If your trainer is interested in leasing as part of the lesson program, IMHO, DO IT. That is, give the 30 days notice and move the horse.
When I didn't have a horse--as my DD's say, "in the before time"--I thought that I'd never let anyone else touch my horse. In order to afford any horses, I bought 6 and opened a riding academy. The BEST thing for my horses was to be handled and ridden by others, under supervision. They need to be desensitized to everything, and not be panicky when a new person handles or rides them. If you trust your trainer, your horse will just get better. When you can eke out the time to ride, you won't be riding/training the whole time, and IMO, you'll enjoy your riding time even more.
Sadly, leasing to my trainer was the first option I explored. She will only take on horses that can at least jump 2 foot as her lesson program is geared towards eventing. Skye is for sure not a jumper. Ground poles were a strain.

I am exploring leasing options, either one of my trainer's lesson horses, or doing a half-lease on a totally different horse. I am not 100% happy with lease horse shopping, but a good friend of mine last night suggested that perhaps if I have a horse that I can do dressage with and show next year, that I can "get over" Skye for now.

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post #15 of 19 Old 10-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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IMO why lease a horse when you own your own? Its not fair for the lady leasing her but its yours and she should know leasing is never a permanent thing. Yes it probably last longer than this but its your horse. If you take her back Id be sure you can follow through on the lease the next time. I personally could ever lease s horse out. What mine is mine lol
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post #16 of 19 Old 10-17-2012, 09:19 PM
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You are to be commended for caring so much about the "leasee". That says a lot about your integrity. I have to say, however, that I would give the proper notice, (as many have stated that the leasee knows it's not permanent) and bring your horse home to you with joy, for Pete's sake!!! My QH was boarded for only 2 months when I first owned her, and I got to go and see her/groom/ride every day. Then when evening came, my husband, (bless his heart) would notice me standing at the kitchen sink looking out toward our property - he knew I had tears in my eyes, and was trying to hide them. He said one night, "Why don't you look into the cost of fencing and shed for Star - I know you would love to have her home and go out back whenever you want to see her!" Boy, I had the shed/fencing arranged and up lickity split and can tell you without regret there's nothing like having your horse at home- or for you, close by! :)
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IMO why lease a horse when you own your own? Its not fair for the lady leasing her but its yours and she should know leasing is never a permanent thing. Yes it probably last longer than this but its your horse. If you take her back Id be sure you can follow through on the lease the next time. I personally could ever lease s horse out. What mine is mine lol
Trust me, it feels very weird. Here I will be paying for somebody else's horse for a year, doing with them what I want to do with Skye, and in a year have to give the horse (which I will likely get attached to) back. Yep, feels very weird.

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post #18 of 19 Old 10-17-2012, 10:44 PM
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Well like fkcb1988 said IMO you should just give the leasee the notice and get Skye back. I would never be able to lease out my horse Misty but I'm pretty sure no one would want to deal with her attitude and random acts of stupidity though so I probably wouldn't be able to find a sane person to lease her anyway lol. But like a lot of other people said a lease is just temporary if they didn't think through the fact that the horse isn't really theirs for keeps that's their problem for not thinking about it. By owners rights you can take her back.

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Tell the person leasing your horse that circumstances have changed and you no longer need to lease your horse out. Discuss it with them. Assuming they are rational people and you approach as a mature calm adult, there should be no issues. 30 days is plenty of time for them to find another horse to lease, I think. Go get your horse! :)


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