Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
Typically off-property leases are considered risky in our area and if the horse truly is a good beginner's mount there is a fee with the lease. Now I've seen free leases on not so good horses, or older horses that just need someone to lightly trail ride it once in a while and the owner wants someone else to pay for upkeep, or an occassional free lease set-up between friends. But letting the horse go on a free lease up to 400 miles away to someone they don't know? I really doubt the likely hood of that happening.
Now a "rent to own" type deal - that might be different if making payments towards the horse while its there.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!