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post #11 of 25 Old 01-18-2016, 04:32 PM
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I also think leasing is a great idea, especially for new riders. I have seen so many new riders buy horses that are either unsuitable for them in one way or another or horses that they quickly outgrow. Many times they become quite attached (which is understandable) and then have a hard time selling for something more appropriate. The other thing I see you mentioned is only having a couple of days a week to ride... yet another reason to lease! So many good horses sit around because their owners truly don't have enough free time for horse ownership. A half or partial lease is a perfect solution to this. I leased many horses when I was young and am currently looking to lease a horse for my husband.

As others have mentioned, there is quite a range of how leases operate and the cost will depend mostly on where the horse is kept and how much the board there is. Most likely a half lease will cost you half the board and possibly half the vet/farrier costs although some people will also charge a lease fee on top. Some people may also require that you take part in a lesson program or work with a trainer but not all will. Best of luck to you!
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post #12 of 25 Old 01-18-2016, 07:48 PM
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I have a partial lease on a horse right now. $175 per month, ride three days per week, one of which is my lesson day. The horse is at the barn where I take lessons but does not belong to the BO. My trainer introduced the horse's owner and I as she thought we were a good match.

His owner just doesn't have a lot of time to spend with him right now but doesn't want to completely give him up. I get a horse I can ride on a regular basis, she gets a little extra money and gets to know that her horse is getting taken care of with one on one attention, and he gets exercise. It's great for all of us.

I did lease a lesson horse for a while which worked out ok too.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-18-2016, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Khorses23, Thanks for info! Half lease is looking nice. Perhaps an option for the future...but yes, rode the horse Galaxy that we just click, and my posting and sitting trot was so much better this time and he even did a small canter hop over the pole while we tried course work today. He's so much fun and such a sweetheart.
Tinyliny, I need to make more horsey owner friends who have horses they need to exercise :) I'll start with bribing them with food hahaaa
AnalisaParalyzer, Awesome deal! But darn, you're in WPB, near my hometown of Vero Beach bit far from OP (3.5 hrs). Gotta luv riding in Florida, no snow to deal with. :)
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I have a partial lease on a horse right now. $175 per month, ride three days per week, one of which is my lesson day. The horse is at the barn where I take lessons but does not belong to the BO. My trainer introduced the horse's owner and I as she thought we were a good match.

His owner just doesn't have a lot of time to spend with him right now but doesn't want to completely give him up. I get a horse I can ride on a regular basis, she gets a little extra money and gets to know that her horse is getting taken care of with one on one attention, and he gets exercise. It's great for all of us.

I did lease a lesson horse for a while which worked out ok too.
THAT is a very nice lease arrangement and reasonably priced! Win-win all around - there are only 2 boarders at the barn I'm at but perhaps BO may offer that for a suitable horse for me someday. We started talking about it briefly but I just "graduated" from idiot newbie to more lessons/practice rides for now He does not have enough English saddles to practice on so I may have to buy one
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post #15 of 25 Old 01-19-2016, 05:16 PM
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It really depends on the individual situation, your location, what the quality of the horse is, etc etc.

Around here you can find "back yard" trail horses for $100 a month for unlimited rides and that includes everything (ie: you don't pay anything extra like vet/farrier/feed). Or, you might chose to lease a horse you can compete higher levels with and pay one lump sum for the season ranging anywhere from $5000-$50,000 (sometimes more or less depending). And then you can find anything in between.

Part leases - generally this means you ride 2-4 days per week (one should be a lesson day which is not included in lease price). You pay a monthly flat rate which is a portion of the horse's board, but can include a portion of vet/farrier/feed costs as well. So this could range anywhere from $150-$500 in my area - again depending on quality of horse and how much that particular horse's board is/type of barn.

Full lease - means you are the horse's primary rider and ride 5-6 days a week, again one should be a lesson day that is not included in your lease fee. Lease fee generally includes same things as part lease, only in this case you'd of course pay a larger portion of board (possibly all of board) and depending on situation could also include vet/farrier/feed bills in that same flat rate. In my area full leases can range from $400-$900. Again, this will not usually include your lesson fees.

Free off property lease - you don't pay the owner of the horse anything, but you do pay everything else. So that means you can take the horse off the owner's property to your own barn and you pay the board/vet/farrier bills. Generally for a free off property lease you also need to supply all of your own stuff (tack, blankets, etc) for the horse as well.


One of my mare's has been free leased out in the past. Usually for 1 full show season. In my situation, her leaser is responsible for all costs, as well as all tack/misc. items. They however do need to keep her in tack that I approve of, including no use of gadgets and must stay in her current bit/bridle combo. They are responsible for routine vet/chiro/farrier care. If there is a non-routine vet bill that exceeds X amount, I pay it as I am the owner and that's just what I am comfortable doing. Occasionally I will send her blankets on lease with her if absolutely necessary as she is size 86" in most brands and they are not the easiest to find around here.

So point being, leases really vary from area to area, as well as type of horse/use of horse, etc etc.
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post #16 of 25 Old 01-19-2016, 05:30 PM
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It really depends on the individual situation, your location, what the quality of the horse is, etc etc.

Around here you can find "back yard" trail horses for $100 a month for unlimited rides and that includes everything (ie: you don't pay anything extra like vet/farrier/feed).
Yep, our two are only $100/month each! We do have to pay vet/farrier/etc. but geez for just $100 I don't care. I could not afford to feed them myself for that little AND they are boarded. I feel guilty paying so little, but the BO is just happy they are getting ridden I think. They are just basic trail horses but both are so nice. And I've really come to love our BO. I think if she's willing we'll continue to board there even if we bring in an outside horse.
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-19-2016, 06:39 PM
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Feed lease is where you pay all feed ,Vet care,farrier. It can be an onsite lease or off site lease.
Partial lease depending on the time you have to ride would probably be a good option , but it can get tricky with ride times for than a couple of people.
It sound like your lessons allow you more time with the horse, grooming, tacking up etc. so you should have chances to chat with other people.
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-19-2016, 06:40 PM
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Yep, our two are only $100/month each! We do have to pay vet/farrier/etc. but geez for just $100 I don't care. I could not afford to feed them myself for that little AND they are boarded. I feel guilty paying so little, but the BO is just happy they are getting ridden I think. They are just basic trail horses but both are so nice. And I've really come to love our BO. I think if she's willing we'll continue to board there even if we bring in an outside horse.
It really depends on board cost in your area too. If board is on the lower end at a particular barn, then of course cost of lease will be lower. Barns in my area are charging $600-$2500 for full board, so of course for a full lease prices would be closer to that range. You could have a quality hunter horse worth let's just say $40k, boarded at a $600 barn outdoor arena only no trainer on property, full lease might be $500 - same horse boarded at $2500 barn, full least price could be $2000.

So really depends what it costs the owner to keep the horse, regardless of quality of horse. =)
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post #19 of 25 Old 02-09-2016, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Instructor offered pony for lease 3-6 months from now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJz0xvfJ_EA

Adorable pony - selling for $10,000 but offered for lease - full or free lease with possibility of purchase in future for $7,000 discounted price.

Doubt my DH will agree to this but if she's serious about riding (which so far, it seems she is), it may take some convincing - what are your thoughts on this pony?

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post #20 of 25 Old 02-10-2016, 05:32 AM
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Leases can cost anything. To own my horse it costs about $220 a month which is cheaper than a lot of leases.

Private leases can often cost less,
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