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1st December 2009, 11:34 PM
I have started looking out for a loan horse for my Daughter, and possible me.
I have looked at varous sites, but i cannot for the life of me find one that we can stable at my Daughters own riding stables on a part livery.
All the advertisers want the horse to stay at the yard they are already stabled at.
Where can i look? ive looked at horsemart and some other loan sites, but im not having any luck.
Any ideas please?
2nd December 2009, 07:14 AM
Bloomin heck BC, that's a list! Kim we are having the same problem looking for one for my cousin. People seem to be selling them or wanting a sharer to contribute to costs. I even found one last week which was a fairly ordinary mare that you had to 'lease' for £200 a month!!! I think it is a result of the recession.
2nd December 2009, 08:38 AM
Sorry to be the negative one here, but if you and your daughter are having confidence issues, would it not maybe be a better idea to just continue with lessons on riding school ponies, until you confidence improves? If you get a loan pony that suits you now, you will be very bored with it once your confidence is back. Conversely if you get a loan pony who is not completely and utterly bombproof, it could shatter your confidence beyond repair.
2nd December 2009, 06:59 PM
Its meeeeeee with the confidence issues towards my Daughter, i think i could get back on and not worry at all. I just get really nervous watching her. She isnt scared at all, so her confidence is fine.
I wasnt looking right now anyway, i was thinking maybe early springtime, but i just couldnt see anywhere where we could loan a horse and keep it in the yard we want it kept in.
thanks for that hugeeeee list that really gives me something to go on. :)
2nd December 2009, 07:33 PM
Why not put some wanted ads up and see if anyone contacts you?
2nd December 2009, 11:44 PM
Which area are you in? Some members might be able to suggest places if they're local to you.
3rd December 2009, 02:45 PM
Have you tried local tack shops/ feed merchants and in the local paper, this is where I tend to see most of the loan ads.
3rd December 2009, 10:24 PM
I went through a few websites for loaning horses last night. ther were none that are willing to let the horse come to our yard. They all want to be near their horses, even with full loans. so im thinking this isnt going to be easy.
8th December 2009, 11:00 AM
from what i can gather your daughter has been riding 3 months, what about your riding, how experienced are you and whats your horse knowledge
the reason people want horses to stay at their yards is so they can tell they are being looked after and TBH i would not lend my horse to someone with 3 months experience, i really dont think from what i have read you are ready and i can understand no one wanting to loan you a horse, 3 months is nothing, they are a huge commitment and until you have gone through a winter, in the cold in all weathers struggled through muddy gates etc etc you cant confirm your daughter will stick it, i would wait until spring and then she will have more experience, she also needs to get a hands on expeience perhaps helping out at the school at weekends to see the hard work involved
really its not worth your daughter getting upset or the owner of a horse being let down or messed around..you could try a share where your daughter has so much time with a horse for helping out with the chores
beks the artist
9th December 2009, 07:06 PM
What area are you in?
14th February 2010, 06:08 PM
I had been riding 20 yrs then when i was pregnant i stopped and havent ridden apart from the odd hack for about 12 yrs.
I have had horses and worked at stables, so my knowledge is pretty good. My Daughter has now been riding a little while and goes to our livery yard where we will keep a horse, at weekends and twice in the week to do some stable management. She has a lot to learn yet, but i think we will be ok between the both of us. We will also get a lot of help from the yard and all its owners.
Because it was so hard to loan, we have decided now to buy one. This horse will be sturdy enough for me to ride too. The loans i was talking about before that all wanted to stay on their own yards didnt even know we were novices, so that wasnt the problem, the problem was there are very few owners that want their horses to go too far away from them.
Thinking about it now, i dont think a loan would be a good idea, i wouldnt like it if the owner wanted a say in everything, it just wouldnt feel like i could do anything without asking all the time. Hence why i decided to buy our own. :)
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