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        09-20-2010, 10:07 PM
    Should I lease?

    Alright so I have run in to a pickle of a situation {I know i'm lame}. I have 2 horses at home right now and one at the stables. The one at the barn I am training for a lady, all I have to pay is $150 to split board, they pay everything else. This is my dream to train horses for people and this is a Canadian Warmblood so I didn't turn her down. But now I have 2 horses at home. My dead broke 17 year old Fjord gelding who was my show horse this year. I also have my 9 year old greenbroke POA/QH gelding. He's been in one show and has just started jumping this past August.

    Now I don't knwo what to do with the horses I have at home. Should I lease them out? The problem with leasing them is me and my mom want to be able to keep a very good eye on them...AND we hav to have horses on our land or the county revokes our permit{long story}. So what do I do!? I can't ride 3 horses a day and go to high school and work. It ain't possible. But my 9 year old needs the riding and my 17 year old gets sickly fat if not kept in work. Mom refuses to sell either so what should I do?
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        09-20-2010, 10:25 PM
    Green Broke
    You could do an on property lease or when you write up the lease agreement state that you can pop in at any point in time to check in.
        09-20-2010, 10:36 PM
    The thing is we have no indoor facilities so if someone leased on my property they'd be riding in the cold.
        09-20-2010, 10:45 PM
    You could post them as 'riderless horses' on either craigslist or an actual horse site. People who are looking to ride wont mind the cold. The barn I ride for now...thats how I found them. They were looking for someone who wanted to ride as they have too many horses and not enough riders. Over 60 people wrote to them looking to ride. They picked through the weirdos and came up with!

    Its just that simple though. You are going to have to continue to pay the bills...the only thing you don't really have time for is riding. When I was considering leasing out my QH before I decided to just sell him, I wrote up an agreement making his rider liable for his condition during a ride. They were also financially responsible for all the 'extras' like if they wanted to trail ride excessivly...that was fine but someone had to pay for shoes...and since I would only be riding a few days a wasn't going to be me. If they wanted to show, I needed noticed and they would have to pay for coggins, transportation and entry fees. I posted it as a free lease and had a few people interested...I just didn't like any of them!

    Good luck!
        09-20-2010, 11:34 PM
    I really like that idea Corino. I think I'm really going to try and convince my mom to let me put an ad on kijiji and then stick one in the local tack store mentionable a possible free lease or just ride time. I'd make them pay for the show fees if they wanted to show and obviously that sorta thing. I'll definitely see about putting an ad up stating I need a rider
        09-20-2010, 11:41 PM
    It definantly worked out for me! You see how many horse crazy girls are on this board! How many would die to ride your Fjord?! It benefits both sides if you like them...your horse gets exercise and a person who may be less fortunate gets to ride. There used to be a website that had a whole section dedicated to riderless horses...I can't remember the name of it though!
        09-21-2010, 12:00 AM
    Cool. If you remember the name lemme know! Everyone says how they love him wherever we go!

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