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post #21 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 10:59 AM
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I like the idea of a lease, or just pony him every few time off your gaited horse. Then he gets out and gets his exercise. And you wont feel guilty leaving him behind every time. But did I read wrong...you said you couldn't ride him now but after the pregnancy you might be able too?
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post #22 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 11:15 AM
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I vote for the lease, particularly the neighbour girl. You will change her life! And how rewarding would it be to have him back in his golden years, to ensure his care and compassion? Gives me warm fuzzies!

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post #23 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 02:52 PM
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If you sell him, he would likely see an auction house sooner or later, a buy back contact means nothing.
And as I just found out recently - even if they honor it and offer you a buy back option you may not be in a position to buy the horse back or he has gained bad habits/vices you do not want to try to deal with.
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post #24 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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My questions about a lease are with vet/farrier care. He is not a horse you can let go past the 5 week mark as far as trimming his feet and I never slack on my vaccines or wormings. Is there anyway that I could incoorperate those things into a lease??? That I will still be responsible for vet/farrier/wormings? Or would that be stepping on someones toes a little too much.

The thing with doing an onsite lease would be my other horses. I would need to keep him seperate due to the fact my alpha mare can be pretty nasty to people that are timid/or inexperienced.

Riding him after the baby is born is up in the air completely. As long as no more damage had been sustained to my back then yes I can ride him but the amount of pain from my sciatic nerve will be questionable. I would like to hope that after the baby is born and I can get my weight back down and into much better physical shape that I will be able to do short rides on him.

I wouldnt "sell" or lease him to just anyone. It would have to be a reputable riding facility or it really wouldnt be worth it.

Now, there is an older (by older I mean 70yo) lady about an hour from me looking for a yard pet. LoL Now, he would really LOVE that as all he would do is get petted and get to eat treats all day.

I have never ponied him so that one I am not sure about. I have actually never ponied another horse without a rider on them.

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post #25 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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Now, there is an older (by older I mean 70yo) lady about an hour from me looking for a yard pet. LoL Now, he would really LOVE that as all he would do is get petted and get to eat treats all day.
Whats the difference if he did that with you or her?

Yes you can be responsible for all the vet/farrier care
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post #26 of 31 Old 07-21-2013, 06:05 PM
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I have a 15yo App/QH cross that I have had for ten years now. He pulled me threw my teenage years and kept me out of a ALOT of trouble. I have enjoyed tons and tons of trails and arena work on him. However, he has been in the pasture for about three years. You can still go throw a halter on and go like nothing or put him on a lunge line and he acts like he has never forgotten a day. My problem is that I have gotten into gaited horses (due to back and hip problems) and I dont ride him very often. I would want him to go to a lesson barn or somewhere around kids. I have NEVER known him to offer a bite or kick. He is not the most trust worthy mount out on trails but he works beautifuly in lessons. Hes calm and laid back and just loves attention and work in general. My problem is giving up a horse i have had for so long. I just dont think I can leave him in a pasture any longer. It doesnt do him justice. Another problem is the fact that he was abused prior to me getting him. It took me almost 2 years to be able to bathe him or spray him with fly spray because he was mortified of it. He was also in several trailer accidents and he did not load well at all. He also still doesnt tie. I never tie him. He is taught to ground tie or you can just throw a lead over a hitching post and he will not more. We have also spent many many hours on loading and he loads like a champ but it has to be in a stock trailer or one with a wider door way. Anytime I want to do anything with him I just throw the lead over his neck say "stand" and voila, he is mentally tied but not physically. I dont want his bad habits to stick him in a bad home. I just dont know if there is anyone out their that can really appreciate how good and trust worthy he is around inexperienced people and kids with some of the quirks that he has. I just need help with finding a good home because he is an amazing horse.
Have you looked into leasing him? you still own him what happens to him but its the person who's leasing him who covers his expenses and rides him regularly.
Outside of that you will unfortunately lose a hand on what he might end up being used for or end up in the wrong hands.
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post #27 of 31 Old 07-22-2013, 02:45 AM
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The horse I am looking at leasing - the owner will still be responsible for organising the farrier/vet but I pay the cost. There is no reason why you can't insert a clause that states owner is responsible for vet and farrier.

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As far as I know, you can put just about anything into a lease. Maybe you could offer to foot half the cost for the farrier so long as it is done every 5 weeks without fail?
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post #29 of 31 Old 07-22-2013, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the difference if he did that with you or her?

Yes you can be responsible for all the vet/farrier care
I was just joking about the older lady. I have had a lot going on and I am trying to find some humor every now and then .

My husband is actually is farrier. He has been shoeing or trimming him for the past 3 years because we can do it whenever it needs to be done because sometimes he needs it done sooner than what our farrier was scheduled. So, the only thing would be gas money if it were an off property lease which wouldnt be a big deal because then my husband could see him regularly and know he is taken care of.

Another thing I was thinking about is that fact that he is rode in a bosal. Would it be alright for me to suggest just riding him in a rope halter or bitless bridle? He rides just fine in both but I dont want a bosal on him if someone doesnt have very soft hands.

I have never been a leaser or leasee so I really have no idea what to put in a lease other than I would like still be responsible for vet/farrier/wormings and that I do not want him trailered to shows or trail rides. I feel like by saying you cant trailer him here or there might make people mad but he really isnt a horse you can do that with.

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post #30 of 31 Old 07-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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Hmmm we're looking for a nice horse for someone to learn on (my mom is getting into riding with me)...but I'm in northern VA. I would say maybe you could post an ad or maybe ask a local stable close to you if they'd want to use him for lessons but he still could be your horse?

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