I would just like to hear what everyone says.
I guess you could say I free lease Cowboy. Although he is my second cousin's horse. I get to ride him for free anytime I want. In fact on August 22nd (2011) It will be our one year <3
I practically own him because his owner never comes down to see him, she may have come down once, and when she did, she complained and asked me to "not hand feed him anymore because he is becoming nippy." When in fact, he was always a little nippy, and loves treats and will lick you clean just to find one! I'm the one that comes down to clean his stall when I ride, just to be respectable of the barn. I've bought him his own halter, lead, sheet, although they did buy the winter blanket, because I was not going to fork over $300 dollar for a blanket, when I wasn't even sure I was going to still be riding and caring for him.
I know that you're thinking, "Well why buy him when you have the leisure of riding him and caring for him for free already?" Well, that's the thing. I do think this whole idea is a little crazy, but my mom keeps telling me that Kim (owner) will pull the plug one day.
She originally bought the horse for her 2 grandsons that are less than 10 yrs old. And I think she just wanted him to be a pony ride, backyard horse. When in fact, Cowboy could go SO far in his life, since he is only 8 yrs old. And also, I do not think they will be able to handle him because when Cowboy is mad, he will go on a bucking fit.
Anyways, my mom suggested maybe asking to buy him before it's too late. Or finding a cheap pony that me and my mom could buy for her and me still being able to ride Cowboy. And also I'm pretty sure Kim doesn't pay board because her sister-in-law is the barn owner/manager, and she also used to own Cowboy.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this, and if my plan sounds good (about suggesting a pony) And also, I would love to hear if you guys are leasing a horse and you have a connection and would love to buy them.
Also, if this is in the wrong category, please feel free to move it, if you can lol. Because I had absolutely no idea where to post this thread!
Thanks :) And here's a picture of my cute boy <33
Btw this is the halter I bought him lol, and lead rope, and saddle and everything...