Monday, November 30, 2009

Lease

So I made an ad! I put it on Craigslist last night. It's hard to write an ad about your horse. Here is her ad

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/grd/1487496670.html


I've had a bunch or responses. I actually have one person who I like, it's so hard to try to find someone to ride your horse. To quote SprinklerBandit "Leasing out your horse is an interesting idea. I've thought about doing that with Izzy if I get to a point where I can't ride her enough, but the idea that someone else could do something stupid to her kind of scares me." (Another good blog if you want another good read.)

This is why I want the leasor to take lessons, solidly in the beginning. This is also why the lease is FREE. I want them to use their money to take lessons on Denali. I want her to progress with a lessor, and I'd rather they spent their money on lessons than with paying me. I'd keep her no matter what.

I'll keep everyone posted. I actually gave the one I liked this web address. We'll see if she responds once she reads any of my babbling!

7 comments:

Katie said...

Just a thought for you. Make sure you have a good contract for them to sign that keeps you from being liable for any injury and makes them liable for any injury to your horse while in their care. We just started a half lease with my husbands horse while he is in grad school and it took a lot of searching and digging through lots of different types of leases to put together one that worked for us.

Good luck with finding a good leasor.

Denali said...

Ooh! I have thought about that! Do you have a copy?

Frizzle said...

Also make sure you have something in the contract about the lessor (is that the word?) knowing that Denali has EPM and the risks involved with such a horse. I know that sounds a bit paranoid, but you can never be too careful!
Just do a quick Google search for "horse lease agreement" or something like that. And make sure it's air-tight.

Frizzle said...

"Horse lease contract" would probably be better...

Denali said...

I'll tell him or her that she was treated for EPM, but she was only labeled a "grade 1" and then had treatment. The vet will be out tomorrow to do the follow up. I had her backing perfectly straight yesterday, and see nothing at all wrong with her now. But of course, would let him or her know!

Katie said...

email me at kgraebner@gmail.com and I can send you the one we did. Hopefully it will help you with a start and you can modify it to your needs.

SprinklerBandit said...

I like how your ad was worded. You gave pertinent details and didn't sound crazy. ;-) Well done. Good luck!