Originally Posted by brittanywwjdo
Does anyone think its a good idea to free lease him out to a trainer or someone who will continue working with him, and if they sell him, receive a percentage of the sale? I wouldn't mind that as long as the person is trustworthy and takes care of him.
If you free lease him out, you still own him and the leaser only takes care of him and rides him. They cannot sell your horse as you own him and they only 'borrow' him until the lease contract expires.
I think it would be a great idea to lease him out to someone who knows what they are doing and has an experienced trainer. Many riders (especially parents!) would jump at the chance to free lease a horse! Parents(and riders) fancy the idea of having a specific horse instead lesson horse for their child to ride, but usually can't commit to buying a horse when the rider will eventually go off to college.
Personally if he was in Northwest Florida I would love to take a look at him if he was offered for free lease! He is a lovely horse.