One of my horses is off on a 'lease'. She's being used by someone who had back surgery several months ago. The person having the back surgery was told by her doctor that she could start riding again if she could find a calm, well-mannered, non-spooky horse. That is the exact description of Leah.
The benefit to me? My horse is getting a daily workout by someone who knows how to ride. Leah has arthritis so it's important to ride her daily. She's also getting pastured in a five acre farm that needed to have a horse or two to keep it grazed.
The benefit to me? I can allow my own pasture to have a bit of breathing room since there's one less horse grazing. That means I can keep the remaining horses off one pasture and let it recover for several months. Plus, Leah gets ridden every day and gets attention from little kids (turns out she LOVES being ridden now that her arthritis is under control, and she is especially happy when she has little kids being leadlined).
Leah's only about 20 minutes away from me, and I can go see and ride her any time I wish. Works for me, the person who's taking care of Leah, and Leah herself!