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post #1 of 9 Old 05-06-2017, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hi! I am fairly new to horse forums! I have a few questions I need your opinion on. I am looking at a horse that I could lease and then possibly buy. I could lease him for $250 a month and then buy him for 1,000 later... he is an amazing horse who has schooled up to 3 foot 6. He is thirteen years old. But he is 40 minutes away and and I don't know if it's a good idea to pay $250 a month because I could only ride him a couple times a week. What do you think??:runninghorse 2:

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-06-2017, 11:08 PM
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Could you do a part lease maybe?

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-07-2017, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I might be able too, I'll have to talk to the owner but that sounds like a good idea!

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-07-2017, 09:56 AM
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Do you have a facility nearby that the owner would be happy with, and agree to an off-site lease?
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-08-2017, 04:37 AM
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If you're going to pay substantially to lease(usually lease deals are free here, don't know what the deal is in your area/situation), particularly if buying the horse is only 4 month's worth, I'd definitely want to be able to keep him close to you to make it worthwhile. Or just buy him outright.
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$250 per month and you only ride a couple times a week equals out to about $32 bucks per ride. In my opinion, it's worth it.

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-08-2017, 03:17 PM
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I think leasing him is the best option for now, especially since he is a bit far from you! Until you can find a place to keep him (in regards to actually purchasing him) I would just stick to leasing him that way since you can only go a few times a week. A half-lease at best, since a full-lease would require more ride time.

If you can find a place to keep him (perhaps like an off-site lease) then that would be great too. Then decide if you want to buy him, if possible. :)

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-08-2017, 06:20 PM
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Free leases in my area aren't common (Or I've never seen/found one)
$250 a month seems really good, (even better if you could ride more)

I pay $280 a month, and can ride as much as I like, so I do.

But if you can pay $250, and not have the responsibility of having to go feed everyday, etc I would probably take it or at least try it for a month, then if you are really getting on and want to buy him, look at options to get him closer?
The other thing you could try, (Some owners will work with you, some may not)
But if you spoke the the owner and said you'd only be riding twice a week, good you perhaps get the price down to $200 or 'x' amount you'd be happy with.
I know my owner is happy to do that, if people aren't planning to ride or don't want a 'full lease' he will work out a price that suits what they're going to be doing.

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post #9 of 9 Old 05-29-2017, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the help guys, this horse was already sold to someone else now

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