Tag Archives: leasing a horse

My handsome Valentine

Due to economic circumstances (a nice way of saying I have no paying job), I’m no longer leasing a horse. I am, however, enjoying a relationship with Raven, a magnificent black Warmblood gelding. His owner, Sue, is the most generous, … Continue reading

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An appalling dearth of ethics-and compassion.

In late 2010, I began a lease on a 7/8th Quarter Horse gelding named Hank. (Barn name, not registered name.) Hank was a 12 yr. old chestnut gelding. He had three white feet and one area of white hairs on … Continue reading

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We're all nuts, you know. We are. So why do I lease a horse?

I’ve been leasing horses for a little over 18 months now. I’ve been doing what is called a ‘partial lease’, wherein the horse stays at home and the owner pays all the bills, and I ride the horse three or … Continue reading

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Divorcing the Diva

Well, it’s done. Sometimes, you just have to walk out of a relationship because it’s become too toxic to bear anymore. That was my relationship with Patti. Originally, it was supposed to be merely a lease agreement: I was leasing … Continue reading

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The Scapegoat

I spent twenty one years in the Army, doing jobs not normally done by women: I climbed communication towers (yes, those BIG ones), and repaired M1A1 tanks. The only female in my platoon, I took my forty men to the … Continue reading

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Weird at last, weird at last!!

I was born horse crazy. I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t totally obsessed with them. I am utterly convinced that such passion is genetic. My parents were both annoyed and at a lost to explain my enthrallment. There … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes!

This time last year, right about now, I was walking…no, dreaming…my way through Horseman’s Mecca. I was in a horseman’s dreamland. I was at the World Equestrian Games. I watched the world’s top performance horses, live, in the flesh. I … Continue reading

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