Leasing a horse

Leasing a horse

Post by appaloosalei » Mon, 24 May 2004 03:08:05


I am a four*** year old girl who is very into horses and I am looking
for a horse to lease for the summer, hopefully longer.  In the summer
I will be in VT and in the year in MA.
I have taken riding lessons for many years, have ridden a variety of
horses, and ride English.  I am an intermedeit rider, and have done
some jumping.  I need to find a local horse, so I can meet the horse
before leasing him/her.  If you have any idea of where I can find a
horse to lease, or if you have one, please post a follow-up to this

Thanks so much!
 
 
 

Leasing a horse

Post by lizzard woma » Mon, 24 May 2004 03:35:44


| I am a four*** year old girl who is very into horses and I am looking
| for a horse to lease for the summer, hopefully longer.  In the summer
| I will be in VT and in the year in MA.
| I have taken riding lessons for many years, have ridden a variety of
| horses, and ride English.  I am an intermedeit rider, and have done
| some jumping.  I need to find a local horse, so I can meet the horse
| before leasing him/her.  If you have any idea of where I can find a
| horse to lease, or if you have one, please post a follow-up to this

| Thanks so much!

I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can be had
for no charge (other than transportation from and back to camp) for the
remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for relatively safe horses
although the more advanced horses tend to go with the more competent riders
who attend the camp IME)...  people they know will keep them tuned up.

Also, the sale horse web sites (equine.com, dreamhorse.com, etc.) have a
search category for leases.

--
love,
la mangos***a

"It is not uncommon for horses to be alarmed by both the sight and
sound of mules/donks. [...] Many a horse has lost its mind over minis, as
well." -- MJ

 
 
 

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Post by PJRSTA » Mon, 24 May 2004 05:59:29

Quote:
>I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can be had
>for no charge (other than transportation from and back to camp) for the
>remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for relatively safe horses
>although the more advanced horses tend to go with the more competent riders
>who attend the camp IME)...  people they know will keep them tuned up.

*Shudder* do people careful with the camp horses. I was the barn manager at a
camp in VT and some of the horses brought in for the kids (the most advanced
required to have no more than 40 hours saddle time and canter experience) would
make your hair stand on end. Yes, some of them were very safe, bomb-proof, and
the best gosh darn babysitters a  kid could have. Most were not what I would
call safe and sane for your average beginner/intermediate kid. We had...a 5
year old with no clue what a leg was for (sent back before camp) a Shetland
&$%#  with a thing for rearing (booted before camp), two horses attached at the
hip (kept at separate ends of the barn and the one with the real attachment
issue sent back for being a butthead under saddle), a pair of Arabs who were
completely useless on trail (went nutty and would just assume fall down an
enbankment as walk down that dirt road into the woods...no kids involved), and
a cute little chestnut mare who went nuts about having her ears touched so the
staff had to bridle her for the kids. All of them came from the same horse
broker and most were made kid-safe a week before the kids came after having
been left in a big field for 9 months.

 
 
 

Leasing a horse

Post by lizzard woma » Mon, 24 May 2004 06:12:21

|| I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can
|| be had for no charge (other than transportation from and back to
|| camp) for the remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for
|| relatively safe horses although the more advanced horses tend to go
|| with the more competent riders who attend the camp IME)...  people
|| they know will keep them tuned up.
|
|
| *Shudder* do people careful with the camp horses. I was the barn
| manager at a camp in VT and some of the horses brought in for the
| kids (the most advanced required to have no more than 40 hours saddle
| time and canter experience) would make your hair stand on end. Yes,
| some of them were very safe, bomb-proof, and the best gosh darn
| babysitters a  kid could have. Most were not what I would call safe
| and sane for your average beginner/intermediate kid. We had...a 5
| year old with no clue what a leg was for (sent back before camp) a
| Shetland &$%#  with a thing for rearing (booted before camp), two
| horses attached at the hip (kept at separate ends of the barn and the
| one with the real attachment issue sent back for being a butthead
| under saddle), a pair of Arabs who were completely useless on trail
| (went nutty and would just assume fall down an enbankment as walk
| down that dirt road into the woods...no kids involved), and a cute
| little chestnut mare who went nuts about having her ears touched so
| the staff had to bridle her for the kids. All of them came from the
| same horse broker and most were made kid-safe a week before the kids
| came after having been left in a big field for 9 months.

This doesn't comport with my expereince.  I leased a horse from Camp
Longacres in East Aurora, NY in 1976 after having attended there for 3
summers (4 weeks plus clinic week each year).  It is a H/J camp that is
still in business AFAIK.  They had a junior and senior camp with (I'm
estimating) about 100 horses.  Some horses were themselves leased to the
camp I believe and went back to their owners in the off season.  The rest
went to lease homes over the winter.

I never attended the junior camp but can report that the senior camp horses
were, as a group, very steady and appropriate for beginner/intermediate
riders.  They were grouped by training and appropriateness as the kids were
groped by experience/ability.  The adavnced horses were the only nes who
were inappropriate for beginners.  There were few, if any, horses who were
mean or dangerous around kids.

Most of the horses I knew were there all three years;  There is little
attrition or turnover of the camp horses.

--
love,
la mangos***a

"It is not uncommon for horses to be alarmed by both the sight and
sound of mules/donks. [...] Many a horse has lost its mind over minis, as
well." -- MJ

 
 
 

Leasing a horse

Post by lizzard woma » Mon, 24 May 2004 06:14:58

The kids were "grouped", not "groped."  Ugh.

In re the mispellings, I don't understand the OE spellchecker.  Sometimes it
checks the document and sometimes it doesn't.  Piece of crap.

sharon

||| I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can
||| be had for no charge (other than transportation from and back to
||| camp) for the remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for
||| relatively safe horses although the more advanced horses tend to go
||| with the more competent riders who attend the camp IME)...  people
||| they know will keep them tuned up.
||
||
|| *Shudder* do people careful with the camp horses. I was the barn
|| manager at a camp in VT and some of the horses brought in for the
|| kids (the most advanced required to have no more than 40 hours saddle
|| time and canter experience) would make your hair stand on end. Yes,
|| some of them were very safe, bomb-proof, and the best gosh darn
|| babysitters a  kid could have. Most were not what I would call safe
|| and sane for your average beginner/intermediate kid. We had...a 5
|| year old with no clue what a leg was for (sent back before camp) a
|| Shetland &$%#  with a thing for rearing (booted before camp), two
|| horses attached at the hip (kept at separate ends of the barn and the
|| one with the real attachment issue sent back for being a butthead
|| under saddle), a pair of Arabs who were completely useless on trail
|| (went nutty and would just assume fall down an enbankment as walk
|| down that dirt road into the woods...no kids involved), and a cute
|| little chestnut mare who went nuts about having her ears touched so
|| the staff had to bridle her for the kids. All of them came from the
|| same horse broker and most were made kid-safe a week before the kids
|| came after having been left in a big field for 9 months.
|
| This doesn't comport with my expereince.  I leased a horse from Camp
| Longacres in East Aurora, NY in 1976 after having attended there for 3
| summers (4 weeks plus clinic week each year).  It is a H/J camp that
| is still in business AFAIK.  They had a junior and senior camp with
| (I'm estimating) about 100 horses.  Some horses were themselves
| leased to the camp I believe and went back to their owners in the off
| season.  The rest went to lease homes over the winter.
|
| I never attended the junior camp but can report that the senior camp
| horses were, as a group, very steady and appropriate for
| beginner/intermediate riders.  They were grouped by training and
| appropriateness as the kids were groped by experience/ability.  The
| adavnced horses were the only nes who were inappropriate for
| beginners.  There were few, if any, horses who were mean or dangerous
| around kids.
|
| Most of the horses I knew were there all three years;  There is little
| attrition or turnover of the camp horses.

 
 
 

Leasing a horse

Post by Don Brude » Mon, 24 May 2004 06:21:24



Quote:
> The kids were "grouped", not "groped."  Ugh.

> In re the mispellings, I don't understand the OE spellchecker.  Sometimes it
> checks the document and sometimes it doesn't.  

Typical Microsoft (mis)behavior.

Quote:
> Piece of crap.

You've just summed up Microsoft in general, and OE in particular, quite
nicely :)

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Post by PJRSTA » Mon, 24 May 2004 10:38:21

I imagine the camp you attended had an upper management with a clue about horse
safety.  I worked for a camp that was one those "bit of everything" places.
That said, other strictly horseback riding camps (who should have known better)
in the area got horses from this same broker. In college, there was a mare
shipped in every fall from a camp in NY. She usually came with one of two
geldings (always one or the other). They were always good sports...the mare was
a little cranky...but it was part of her charm.
 
 
 

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Post by Haywar » Mon, 24 May 2004 11:25:38

Where in MA?

Barb

Quote:

> I am a four*** year old girl who is very into horses and I am looking
> for a horse to lease for the summer, hopefully longer.  In the summer
> I will be in VT and in the year in MA.
> I have taken riding lessons for many years, have ridden a variety of
> horses, and ride English.  I am an intermedeit rider, and have done
> some jumping.  I need to find a local horse, so I can meet the horse
> before leasing him/her.  If you have any idea of where I can find a
> horse to lease, or if you have one, please post a follow-up to this

> Thanks so much!

 
 
 

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Post by appaloosalei » Tue, 25 May 2004 04:13:46

Newton, MA.  And in the summer, Greensboro VT.
Quote:

> Where in MA?

> Barb


> > I am a four*** year old girl who is very into horses and I am looking
> > for a horse to lease for the summer, hopefully longer.  In the summer
> > I will be in VT and in the year in MA.
> > I have taken riding lessons for many years, have ridden a variety of
> > horses, and ride English.  I am an intermedeit rider, and have done
> > some jumping.  I need to find a local horse, so I can meet the horse
> > before leasing him/her.  If you have any idea of where I can find a
> > horse to lease, or if you have one, please post a follow-up to this

> > Thanks so much!

 
 
 

Leasing a horse

Post by Bets » Tue, 25 May 2004 22:10:11

Quote:

> >I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can be had
> >for no charge (other than transportation from and back to camp) for the
> >remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for relatively safe horses
> >although the more advanced horses tend to go with the more competent riders
> >who attend the camp IME)...  people they know will keep them tuned up.

I'd hope that anyone considering the lease of any horse from any
source would exercise some caution about selecting a good animal. A
camp is, perhaps, one good place to look, but without assumptions that
all horses made available there are steady and realiable.

Betsy

 
 
 

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Post by Haywar » Wed, 26 May 2004 13:20:10

Quote:


>>>I don't have a suggestion for the summer but riding camp horses can be had
>>>for no charge (other than transportation from and back to camp) for the
>>>remainder of the year.  Camps are a good source for relatively safe horses
>>>although the more advanced horses tend to go with the more competent riders
>>>who attend the camp IME)...  people they know will keep them tuned up.

> I'd hope that anyone considering the lease of any horse from any
> source would exercise some caution about selecting a good animal. A
> camp is, perhaps, one good place to look, but without assumptions that
> all horses made available there are steady and realiable.

...especially when you start feeding them and they put a little weight on.

Barb

 
 
 

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Post by Wombabom » Fri, 28 May 2004 11:56:08

Quote:
>...especially when you start feeding them and they put a little weight on.

Whoa boy! Yes. One of the kids I managed at camp bought this lovely, quiet TB
camp mare against the advice of her trainer. They started giving her a good
diet and regular exercise and she did a complete 180 and became uncontrollable.
The camp horse broker was going to take the animal back in trade and wanted us
to direct the kid toward this particularly ugly mare (can anyone say camel?)
with an attitude and funky trot to match (trotting camel?). Why? Because the
mare was tall  with a slight build and the broker thought she would make a
great eventing horse. NOT!

We found out the kid was going to sell the psycho mare and get another horse
with the help of her trainer. Thank heaven she learned from her mistake!