Re: Do I sell him or put him on loan? my career or horse!
My horse Merlin is only on full loan to me. The contract is for a year.
The girl i have loaned him from lived miles and miles from me, like you she is at uni. Before i had Merlin he was out on loan to someone else who didnt treat him at all well . So when i took him on he had litterally landed on his hoofs.
I didnt know his owner before having him but we emailed and i spoke on the phone with her. The day i went to see him i took the horse box too as just knew i would take him away with me.
I have regular contact with his owner and i send photos via email and she is on my facebook which means she can always see what he's up to. She has been to the livery yard where i keep him and has seen a massive change in him. I have a very special bond with him which she had seen so she knows he is happy.
Katheryn was lucky, that even not knowing me she had found a real genuine person.
What i am trying to say is that if you do loan him out then just be careful. Make sure you are 100% in the know about everything your horse is up too. And yes a contract is really important. It must specify everything he comes with,(I.E....tack, rugs etc)...diet, what insurance must be taken out on him..(as the loanee must take insurance too). You need to specify what he can and cant do, such as polo and horseball.
If you go on the BSJA website and hunt around a bit and do all the links there are contracts on there that you can downloan, modify and print also it shows exactly what you should have in them.
Hope this is of some help.