Horse ownership is a big step! If you’re not ready for the commitment, then leasing can be a great solution. There are also plenty of other benefits that you can enjoy while leasing. Terms can vary greatly. Some riders want full leases, while others just want to ride occasionally. There’s tons of flexibility!
- It can be more affordable, especially if you only ride 2 to 3 days a week.
- You can do a short-term lease to avoid a long commitment. That works better for those that relocate frequently or are not sure what the future holds.
- Well-trained horses can be very costly to purchase. You can still ride a great horse without the initial cost.
- You can try riding different horses. All you have to do is end the lease and move on to the next.
- Focus on your present level of riding. If you’re a beginner, you can choose a quiet horse. As your experience level increases, then your horse can change to meet your needs.
- Don’t have the hassle of selling.
- Test the waters of horse ownership.
There are some drawbacks, such as lack of freedom and having to share the horse. Depending on your individual situation, you’ll need to decide if the pros outweigh the cons.