New lease situation presented itself
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Horses for Sale

New lease situation presented itself

This is a discussion on New lease situation presented itself within the Horses for Sale forums, part of the Horse Resources category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-18-2008, 05:21 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    New lease situation presented itself

    First off, thanks to everyone so far for their patience as I pepper the forum.

    I didn't think this would play out as it has, but a high school girl has been trying to sell her 8 year old Pintabian mare with no luck. I had e-mailed her awhile back, curious if she'd consider a lease, and she said she would. I went to ride the mare yesterday, and she's lovely. She has the most beautiful gaits, has had some great natural horsemanship training in saddle and on the ground, and is very responsive. I know she'll w/t/c, unlike the other mare I really liked.

    They can't have her kept at their home anymore, so if I were to lease her I would be picking the facility of MY choice, paying her full board plus a $50/month fee to her owner. Does this sound reasonable? Because they'd be trailering her for me and all that, they're also asking that I commit to a year's lease with her. None of this is a red flag for me, except is makes me SO nervous because I've never owned a horse before and the only other time I leased I was riding 2x/week and the mare stayed in the facility she'd been in. I don't know much about horseownership (but obviously this would be a great crash course) and I wouldn't be completely liable, because I wouldn't be owning her. I know it's fairly typical to do an off-site lease, I just don't know where to begin!

    Help!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-18-2008, 08:41 PM
      #2
    Started
    With the way boarding prices are right now, that seems like an awful lot to me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you'll basically be paying for EVERYTHING (barring vet; I think a 50 dollar a month stipend will cover basic farrier work). And it seems like they want to sell her and the lease would just be buying time. Seems like a bad deal to me, but that's just from the outside:P
         
        05-18-2008, 09:39 PM
      #3
    Foal
    It actually seems like a good deal to me. Around here if someone has a full lease they pay the board the farrier, dentist, vet and all other costs plus about $300 - 600 per month to the owner as the lease fee.
         
        05-18-2008, 09:51 PM
      #4
    Started
    Mm, I guess I've just been lucky. Neither my lease in Texas nor the one here in Virginia was that steep.
         
        05-18-2008, 10:40 PM
      #5
    Showing
    I would want to know who is to take responsability of vet and farrier care? If all of that falls on your shoulders, I would back away quickly. However, if you just pick the facility you want the mare leased at, and they'll split any vet or farrier fees, I think it's a good deal.
         
        05-20-2008, 08:14 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    I think we worked it all out! I was honest about what would work for me, and I get to lease her at their house for the summer (as they're not getting another horse now), and in September I'll get to move her to the facility close to me for the fall and winter for a free lease (I just pay board and farrier). SO EXCITED! This means I'll have the summer to work/learn with her near her owner should I have any questions, and then have the winter to make it a little closer to where I live. And the price is right. :)
         
        05-20-2008, 11:47 AM
      #7
    Showing
    I think it'd be a good idea. Glad it worked out for you!
         
        05-20-2008, 10:11 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Full board AND a fee? Seems pretty high to me but to each his own :) The owner is responsible for farrier costs, not the leasse.
         
        05-21-2008, 11:50 AM
      #9
    Started
    I'm glad it seems like its going to work out for you :)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0