I think a trade might be the best thing. I have a horse in mind to buy and I think that this lady will let me make payments. If my BO gives me a deal on board, maybe I can pay the difference towards the new horse.
I paid $1700 for horse and about 1000 towards medical. However, part of the medical included teeth floating, vaccines, etc,. It wasn't all towards the diagnosis of Navicular. I was thinking half the price of horse and half the price of vet visit (which was $400). This would bring it to $1050 or 3 months of free board, or 6 months of half board. The total sum of what I paid took place between mid January and now. Board and shoes of course brings the total up considerably, but I wouldn't count that of course.
Does that sound reasonable? Should I ask for 3 months of free board (for new horse) in exchange? That way, she doesn't have to come up with money out of pocket, but it would definitely help me out.
Also, would it be unreasonable for me to ask that I don't pay board on the horse I currently have? She "rescued" him and did not pay very much for him. She probably paid about a third of what I did. This would only be for the time that I spend looking for a good home that participates in the program. I don't want to ask for too much, but with all the medical expenses and everything, I'm broke! :)
Last edited by Newby32; 03-30-2012 at 11:21 PM.