Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Buffalo, New York
• Horses: 0
I think of boarding in a couple ways:
1. Lease the horse for a fee, owner pays all the rest of the usual and unexpected fees; board, feed, farrier, vet etc
2. Lease the horse for a fee and you are also responsible for all the other care fees as listed in option 1
3. "Free" lease, Pay no extra fee for use of the horse, but you are responsible for all costs of the horse.
4. Free lease...what I usually do. Pay nothing for use of the horse, owner pays all care expenses. For the owners of the horses willing to do this kind of lease, you riding and exercising the horse is enough of a payment for the owner Although it is not uncommon to be responsible for some of the barn chores and helping out with other things, maybe being at the barn to hold for the farrier/vet or helping with other horses that are not the one you are leasing.
I believe that is is kind of implied that if you want to do something extra with the horse Ie. Show, trailer the horse to a camp site/trail etc. Than those costs fall on you.
Using that train of thought I believe the OP is looking for a person to do #1. Adding "Serious inquiries only" might help I would think. Or even just getting straight blunt and putting "Not for pony rides" or something like that. That is a bit crazy that someone asked you to do that...
Last edited by Raven13; 07-12-2013 at 09:57 PM.