Guide to Leasing Your Horse

October 26, 2015 by Linda

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Steps to Leasing Your Horse

Leasing out your horse can be a great way to earn money but before you let your equine into the hands of a stranger, there are a few things you have to keep in mind. We have compiled a guide to criteria to think about before leasing.

First you must set down your lease agreement and what that will entail from you, your horse, and the person leasing your horse. Be practical and realistic about your terms.

Do not simply let anyone lease your horse. Ask the person about their qualifications and experience they have had with your horse. Leasing to a newcomer may prove to be risky. Check any and all references to be sure that they are telling the truth.

Ultimately you will want to lease to a person that your horse is at ease with. As this lowers the risks of accidents happening.

Equine Horse Insurance

To be sure that everyone is protected, be sure to have your horse insured. Get your equine insurance with Ark International Group.



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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HORSE WHISPERER. There never has been and never will be. The idea is an affront to the horse. You can talk and listen to horses all you want, and what you will learn, if you pay close attention, is that they live on open ground way beyond language and that language, no matter how you characterize it, is a poor trope for what horses understand about themselves and about humans. You need to practice only three things, patience, observation and humility, all of which were summed up in the life of an old man who died Tuesday (July 20, 1999) in California, a man named Bill Dorrance. Dorrance was 93, and until only a few months before his death he still rode and he still roped. He was one of a handful of men, including his brother Tom, who in separate ways have helped redefine relations between the horse and the human. Bill Dorrance saw that subtlety was nearly always a more effective tool than force, but he realized that subtlety was a hard tool to exercise if you believe, as most people do, that you are superior to the horse. There was no dominance in the way Dorrance rode, or in what he taught, only partnership. To the exalted horsemanship of the vaquero -- the Spanish cowboy of 18th-century California -- he brought an exalted humanity, whose highest expression is faith in the willingness of the horse. There is no codifying what Bill Dorrance knew. Some of it, like how to braid a rawhide lariat, is relatively easy to teach, and some of it, thanks to the individuality of horses and humans, cannot be taught at all, only learned. His legacy is exceedingly complex and, in a sense, self-annulling. It is an internal legacy. The more a horseman says he has learned from Dorrance the less likely he is to have learned anything at all. That sounds oblique, but it reflects the fact that what you could learn from Dorrance was a manner of learning whose subject was nominally the horse but that extended itself in surprising directions to include dogs, cattle and people. If you learned it, you would know it was nothing to boast about. There is no mysticism, no magic, in this, only the recognition of kinship with horses. Plenty of people have come across Bill Dorrance and borrowed an insight or two, and some have made a lot of money by popularizing what they seemed to think he knew. But what he knew will never be popular, nor did he ever make much money from it. You cannot sell modesty or undying curiosity. It is hard to put a price on accepting that everything you think you know about horses may change with the very next horse. From an article by Verlyn Klinkenborg 'Death of a Legendary Horseman' - NY Times July 24, 1999 - www.nytimes.com/1999/07/24/opinion/editorial-notebook-death-of-a-legendary-horseman.html Image of Bill is by Steven and Leslie Dorrance - www.billdorrance.com/about.htm

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