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Went to visit Ketsia (her and Hugo are currently separated because she wanted to jump the gate 🙃) and feed her this morning and decided to do a bit of ground work, she wouldn’t let me catch her in the round yard so I got her to join-up, which has always worked so damn well for her 👏💜 And then I let her out of the pen into the paddock on the lunge and did a bit of lunge work with trot poles and then a jump about 60-70cm high (I’ll measure that tonight!) and man I didn’t fully realise just how wildly enthused she becomes with jumping, I mean she’s super level headed all the time but the way she was taking the jump my gosh 😀 super excited for when I start riding her again properly, I’ll get on tomorrow for a small ride but I’m sticking mostly to lunging and groundwork to built her muscle up correctly. 😌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anyway, I hope your day or night is going wonderful, and don’t forget to leave a comment below 😉🥰
13 minutes ago
If it’s important to you,
you will find a way.
If not, you will find an excuse.
Question: for those with experience on either end of leasing a horse what do you think is a reasonable and fair fee for a half lease?
Obviously the cost of horse care varies greatly depending on where you live and wether you board or own your own property.
Without, getting into too many personal details I will say that keeping Rio in a training program at a well maintained facility with top quality amenities is expensive. When I factor in his farrier care, annual vet upkeep, supplements and the cost of full training board I am spending a lot of money to keep my horse.
I’ve always off and on half leased him to make keeping him more manageable.
With my current job and current ability to work off a portion of my board this is the first time in my life I’ve been able to keep him in this nice of a setting and in regular lessons and training this consistently without necessarily “having” to have a lease. Although having someone half lease makes adding extras or going to shows more affordable and gives me some financial security regardless of the stability of my teaching position. Have a lease also means liability, wear & tear & shuffling riding schedules.
My previous leaser was paying $400 a month for 2 rides a week & that is less then half his upkeep so I feel like asking that is a fair fee given they’re riding safe horse, a well maintained horse in regular training with nice facilities & nearby trails.
But, I find many people don’t want to spend more than $200 a month & it’s hard because we’re competing with people who will do a full lease for $150... granted their horse lives in a field with limited amenities and no training. Often people who enquire about a lease have not owned & they have an unrealistic view of horse cost.
Since I don’t have to lease for once in my life I’m trying to decide if it’s really worth the benefits. I should mention I have someone interested, but we haven’t talked price yet sooo 🤷♀️ What have your experience been? What do you think is reasonable.