Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
I'm sorry but this is rediculous.
$700 a month for a HALF lease and for a 20 year old horse that maxes out at 2'6 is too much IMO.
So what if your horse DID the higher levels, she doesn't anymore. Your horse is valued at no more than $8-$10k at the MOST in "A" hunter circut land. You have no grounds to charge an extra fee to someone for basically getting your old retired horse back into shape; extra fees are reserved for horses doing the 3'6+ classes, high eq classes, Mclay classes, etc (something that can actually get you a national title). Not your average, everyday 2'6 hunter.
In case you didn't know...a HALF LEASE means you pay half for everything. I wouldn't even pay $700 for a full lease. Your basically trying to talk your horse up to be some great "A" circut champion, even though that's all in the PAST and now she can only do 2'6 OR dressage NOW.
My horse is on the "A" circut up in Canada (very very similar to the US circut, even more expensive since Can wasn't as affected by the downturned economy as the US was) and he does the 3'6 hunters, eq and qualifies for the Royal (like the Mclay finals). He's at a top barn with a top trainer and has a perfect show record for the past 2 years. He's also being half leased out..at $450/month.
"Several vets have lameness tested her and all said give her a month and she will be awesome again."
....So she's not even sound atm??
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Last edited by kitten_Val; 01-26-2012 at 08:00 PM.