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    01-23-2012, 10:18 AM
And reading this is why I don't jump..lol I don't have the pocketbook for that.. I can board 2 horses full care for $700 and still have money left over to put towards grain and hay
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    01-26-2012, 04:15 PM
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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    01-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Thank you everyone for your helpful comments. This horse has found a home for the asking price. I appreciate all your suggestions though. Happy horse hunting everyone.
    01-26-2012, 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by onyxriddle    
Thank you everyone for your helpful comments. This horse has found a home for the asking price. I appreciate all your suggestions though. Happy horse hunting everyone.

Glad it worked out so quickly for you!

As for 90% of you on this thread I'm kinda disappointed.. everyone just jumped on the defensive and threw it around.
Seeing this a lot, no wonder new people don't last long... help, don't bite. If you don't know, ask. Different places, different prices. I board cheap, I can't afford a 3000 a month board some can. Different people, different places, different monies.
Wind your necks in.. politely, of course.
    01-26-2012, 05:41 PM
I don't live in the US but I do belong and post on a board (forum) that is primarily hunter/jumper. I see what they post and what level/type of horse that wins at this level and they are not cheap...not for a proven one, even now in this economy.

The "A" circute in the US is in my opinion more competitive than in Canada and while I would not pay this amount I can see the market being there at this asking price.

Also maybe some that posted here didn't see the other option that they could take the horse to their barn to reduce the cost.

I good rider should be able to get this horse up to par over the next few months during the remainder of the winter and be ready in late spring.

My horse is 19 and out of shape also but could come back just as easily.

If there are no health issues with this horse I can see the benefit of a leaser taking this horse if they are unable to bring along a horse of the caliber to be able to do the "A" circuit.

People will do just about anything for points.
    01-27-2012, 10:12 AM
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I personally wouldn't ever consider paying $700 for a half-lease but I have a friend that keeps her horse at a barn that is $1000 per month. It does include one lesson per week so a half lease would be $500 per month and 2 lessons if you split it evenly. I personally think that's high but it's a top of the line facility with a very high level trainer so........

One question I would ask (If I were interested) would be, what exactly does that $700 per month cover and if it's a half lease, who am I sharing the horse with and how often do I ride? What expenses am I responsible for? Etc.
    01-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Originally Posted by themacpack    
Well, they say there is a sucker born every day - good luck in finding your's.
she did apparently
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    01-27-2012, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gingerscout    
she did apparently
Please refrain from making comments that could be construed as rude or snarky.
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    01-27-2012, 03:47 PM

Just thought I'd lighten the mood!

I know, I know... your day was just made.

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    01-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by onyxriddle    
Okay. I guess for those of you who do not understand how a nationally competing level A Circuit barns work, I will explain the typical boarding/leasing process.

Boarding is around $1,000 per month MINIMUM.
A regular lease fee for a made equitation horse, that can pack a child around the 2'9" with patience and also look good doing it, is around $50,000 per year.
Which comes out to slightly over $4,100 per month.
You would also normally be completely responsible for any vet care or maintenance done on the horse.

This horse has won at nationals on the A circuit. Has trained in the grand prix. Is currently (as in I can go saddle her right now and she will do this) in 3rd level dressage. Several vets have lameness tested her and all said give her a month and she will be awesome again.

So yes. $700 for this horse is a steal. Especially when including boarding, care, maintenance, and lessons.
I know nothing about jumpers but I didn't think 700 seamed unreasonable especially in FL.

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