Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To Lease or Not To Lease

That is the question.  My barn owner asked me yesterday if I would be interested in part leasing Buddy out to the daughter of a woman that takes lessons/part leases a horse of theirs.  The daughter (who I think is an adult, or at least a teenager) wants to ride western and I know the mom really likes Buddy (but then who wouldn't?).

My gut instinct is to say no; that I want to focus on our jumping and get ready for show season.  But, I could use the money. I currently have my retired TB, Phoenix, on my trainer Jen's pasture but will probably be bringing him back to the barn this summer. For more info on Phoenix, see the new page tab I made for him up above.  I won't be able to afford board for both boys and showing.

If I was to lease him out, it would only be for a couple days a week.  Buddy likes his days off, and I want to ride at least 4 days a week.  I want to meet the girl, and see how she does with him before I agree to anything.  And I think she would be taking lessons from Connie, which would be good since he can take advantage of beginners.

Happy Valentine's.  Go kiss your pony!!


  1. Could you just let Connie give her a lesson a week on him for now and once you bring Pheonix back start a part lease with her? That would give you more time to prepare with him before show season...

  2. That's a good idea. I'll have to talk to Connie, but so far I haven't heard anymore.