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    hello! so i am currently trying to move barns. i have tried a horse out for lease. i was just informed recently that the horse is ONLY available for half lease, not full lease. she is the only horse on the property that jumps who i can lease, so there is no other option except for staying at my current barn. i would really like to be full leasing instead of half leasing, but i’m nit sure if i’ll be able to do this. the horse is owned by a lady who rides her once or twice a month. if you were in my situation, what would you do?
    area v eventing

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    Do you like the trainer at that barn better than your current one? Do you like the people who are at that barn better than the people at your current one?

    A half-lease may not be completely ideal, but based on what you've said in other threads I think it's more important to get away from a bad situation than it is to have a full-lease on a horse.

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    • #3
      Have you asked what half lease means in this case? I knew one girl who did a half lease but the owner was almost never able to ride. The girl got to ride the horse basically as a free lease and if the owner or her friend planned to come out they would let her know. One of them maybe rode once a month at most. The only thing set in stone was lesson days and shows. Find out from the owner just what a half lease would be.
      Also are there other barns you can try, does it have to be one of these two options? And have you look at all for someone willing to do an off site lease?
      Even if this is the only option and it’s a true half lease you can always try it for a while and see if another opportunity comes up.

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      • #4
        I would pick barn and trainer, and then see what they can do for you. Maybe you can do a half lease plus lessons on another horse. Also once you are a valued client there will be more opportunities found for you.

        Pick the trainer you want to be with, commit to their program, and I'm sure they will help you find leases.

        I can't believe in your entire town there is just one other barn other than your current bad situation.

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        • #5
          What are the conditions of the half lease? Do you have specific days like you only get M, Th, S... do you only get 1 lesson plus 2 hacks a week, what costs are associated, is this horse also used as a lesson horse that will be used frequently so you won't have a whole lot of opportunity to ride (many of our available half lease horses are also lesson horses which is why I ask)?

          What are the reasons you want to move to the other barn? Is it only because you don't want to be at your current barn... or have you done trial lessons there and know it is a good fit?

          I personally have a FABULOUS half lease situation. Horse is a schoolie that I brought back into fitness and is used sometimes in lessons for others, but not very often. Maybe one time a week now (before he wasn't at all since he needed fitness bootcamp). I pretty much go out every day to ride or just lunge or hang out with him. I know that this isn't necessarily how all half leases work - some are quite strict in how often you get to have your horse time - so ask about all those details.

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          • #6
            In your other threads you claim you want to change barns because your current trainer is not well respected in your area and because of that you are having problems doing pony club and other such things.

            Because this is your reason for changing barns I would first find a barn that the trainer and the program fit what you want.

            Does this trainer teach in a way that you will learn? Does this program help with horsemanship? Do others at this barn do pony club?

            Once you are there an in the program I am sure more options will be available to you. Until then take this opportunity to ride lots of horses (lesson horses in lessons), that will give you lots of tools for your tool box.

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            • #7
              I don’t know what you are asking here. If the owner of the horse only wants to offer a half lease and it isn’t what you want, that’s her choice. It’s her horse and not your concern how often she rides her horse. Or how often you think or barn busybodies say she rides it. Move on.
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                Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
                I would pick barn and trainer, and then see what they can do for you. Maybe you can do a half lease plus lessons on another horse. Also once you are a valued client there will be more opportunities found for you.

                Pick the trainer you want to be with, commit to their program, and I'm sure they will help you find leases.

                I can't believe in your entire town there is just one other barn other than your current bad situation.
                there are other banr, but they don’t have any options for me to lease, so this is my on,h one
                area v eventing

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eventingcms View Post

                  there are other banr, but they don’t have any options for me to lease, so this is my on,h one
                  As others have said, choose the trainer and facility you want that offers the activities you do. Start taking lessons. Once you have established your presence as a good student client and rider, have the trainer help you find a lease.

                  Many leases are not advertised or go to people already in the program. Also realize that since you are coming from a barn with a bad reputation, people may be less likely to offer you a lease before they know you.

                  Pick the barn that supports your goals. Take lessons three times a week for a couple of months. Then express your desire for a lease. In all probability something will turn up. The trainer may even be able to find and bring in a horse for you.

                  If you want to compete don't go to a barn that doesn't support your discipline just for the sake of a horse. Go where you will get the best training.

                  For instance if you find a great jumper at a Western or dressage barn, but have no jump coach or are only allowed to set up jumps once a week, that's not going to get you eventing.

                  If you want to be seriously involved in pony club pick a barn that hosts a competent team.

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                    Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
                    For instance if you find a great jumper at a Western or dressage barn, but have no jump coach or are only allowed to set up jumps once a week, that's not going to get you eventing.
                    That is what I was thinking... but then I re-read the original post and I couldn't decide if it was that this was the only horse available to half lease that jumps or the only horse at the entire farm that jumps.

                    OP > I'm agreeing with Scribbler here. You can definitely learn a lot by taking multiple lessons a week. I would find the right barn and then look at finding the right horse (whether it be a horse that is currently at the barn or a horse from another barn that will allow an offsite lease).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eventingcms View Post
                      hello! so i am currently trying to move barns. i have tried a horse out for lease. i was just informed recently that the horse is ONLY available for half lease, not full lease. she is the only horse on the property that jumps who i can lease, so there is no other option except for staying at my current barn. i would really like to be full leasing instead of half leasing, but i’m nit sure if i’ll be able to do this. the horse is owned by a lady who rides her once or twice a month. if you were in my situation, what would you do?
                      You've said numerous times that you don't like your current barn or the negative press associated with it. You have also said that you have no obligation to stay at that barn and you don't own or lease or horse there. So saying you are "trying to move barns" is perplexing.

                      Just leave. Get your stuff, don't go back. Done.

                      THEN . . . start taking lessons at some other barns and find which one fits. And, truly, do not take any of the negativity or muck mongering that you dislike about your current barn to the new barn.

                      (and I think a half lease sounds like the perfect way to get situated in a new place)
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