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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2005
    between the mountains and the sea, North Carolina


    I recently signed a half lease contract. Lease was done through trainer(s) who had been riding the horse. Contract was very straight forward (signed w/ owner), but I'm glad we have one! For our purposes:

    -Horse's owner covers board, farrier, vet
    -HO provides halter, lead rope, grooming equipment

    -I pay monthly lease fee
    -I am also required to take minimum 1 lesson/month with trainer who comes out to facility.

    -Facility is DIY, so owner usually texts me if anything specific needs to be done while I'm out there. Horse is currently pasture boarded so this is not a big deal.

    So far (it's only been 2 weeks) the lease has worked out well. We added specific days I would ride onto the bottom of the contract, though so far the horses owner has been really flexible if I need to change them due to work schedule or weather.

    I'm not sure I like the idea of a free lease contract. I think people tend to take contracts more seriously if actual money changes hands. I would charge a lease fee that would cover board etc and continue paying all those fees directly yourself so you have a direct hand in horse's care. Does this make sense, or am I just crazy? IDK, maybe this makes less sense for a full lease, but I am glad my half lease has worked out the way it has.
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  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul. 25, 2003
    Boston Area


    Quote Originally Posted by findeight View Post
    I never said I could spell. Thanks.
    Well, I had to look it up when I wrote an article about it for my blog . It's not intuitive.
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