Questions About Leasing Horses
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:13 AM
I'm not able to ride as much now that I'm working and I would like to find a way to earn some towards her board and feed.
What do you think and what would you charge and what would be included in the lease?
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:22 AM
People generally charge like half board for a half lease but some are paid and some other expenses can be negotiated. You will want to make sure you have in writing that they cannot take the horse off property and that they are responsible for any and all injuries that could occur to the mare while they are using her. And that you are not responsible for anything that might happen to them while they are riding your horse... Some people work out an agreement that half of the general care expenses are shared ie. regular vet stuff and farrier
I think that in half lease situations people generally use your tack, brushes, and other care items. But that depends on the situation.
I will expand on this more later but I would honestly google it or even search the forum. There are a lot of different arrangements and half lease can be anywhere from 2-4 days a week I think. But you could even say they have 5 you have 1 and the mare gets a day off? It all depends on what works for you and the person who would be leasing her.
edit to add:
We do technically lease out my sisters pony. He is in the care of the lesson program of one of my trainers. So we pay for all vet and farrier bills but they are responsible for "board" and all of his other care. I check on him very very often though. I would not do it if I didnt have tons of eyes on him. I see him and other boarders check in on him for me.
Edited by hequestrian, 20 February 2012 - 11:26 AM.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:31 AM
I'm going to talk to my BO today and see what she thinks.