Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tehachapi Mountains, CA
Depends on the terms and intent of your lease. If the lease is a full lease for which you are completely responsible for the horse (which it sounds like), then she should back off. If she wanted more control over your mangement of the horse and that is not in the lease, she should have put it in the lease. If it is not in the lease and the intent was for a full lease, then she needs to back off.
If it were me, I'd question whether she actually wants to lease the horse out. I can understand wanting to OK trainers, farriers, vets, but if that is not spelled out in the lease & it is a full lease, she has relinquished control over the horse. Again, if it were me, I'd approach her and ask if she really wanted to lease the horse out. If so, I'd gently ask her to back off. If not, then I'd offer to terminate the lease. Or if I was OK with the level of control she wanted to exert, I'd suggest modifying the lease, but that would mean a rate cut for me. I would not pay full freight for less than full control.