I have my 5yr old mare. Green broke. Great horse perfect on the ground. I am a very over protective owner and only let certian people handle her. And now I have decided to lease her. As I can't ride and she is just a pasture pet and I can't go out everyday to give her any attention. And I would like her to go further in areas but don't want to get rid of her.
So I thought leasing would be a good way to keep her but she get sorta like free training.
But now I am nervous I just put her ad up on craigslist and what I wanted and what she is like. My biggest thing is someone that will stick with how she is already trained and handled and the fact I get to see her when I want to. And can correct behaviors.
So how do I know I am doing the right thing? This is my baby. How do I know they are right? Red flags? What to look for in a person? What kind of contract should I have wrote up?
This is my baby my own little child and I am just turning her over to some stranger to train and use her. I feel like I am loaning a car and like I just don't care anymore. But this is my only option to not sell her but not pay all the extra costs and boarding right now.
So any advice and all advice please.
I know to go look at the place and to make sure there is some kind of contract and to contact the owner of the place or manager and let them know who I am and whats going on.