Windy Ridge Ranch  Co-Lessee Riding Plan



Lessee #1:_________________________________  Date:_______________________


Lessee #2:_________________________________  Horse:______________________          


Use this form to determine a schedule for sharing your leased horse's available time.  Your plan may be as structured or unstructured as you wish.  After a plan has been agreed upon, WRR requests that both lessees sign the form and return a copy to WRR to be kept with your leasing contracts.  Please remember that WRR has priority use (lessons, practice riding, etc.) and you may need to substitute another horse should your leased horse be unavailable.



1.         In which type of riding activities do you plan to participate?  For example: jumping classes, dressage classes, drill team, JETS, Fun Shows (which events), trail riding, camping trips, club overnight, etc.  Do you share some of the same interests? 


            Lessee #1:







            Lessee #2:



2.         How will you handle possible conflicts?  (For example:  You wish to take the horse on a weekend camping trip when the other lessee is scheduled to ride on Saturdays and you are only scheduled to ride on Sundays).






3.         What time of the day and days of the week do you plan to ride?


            Lessee #1:






            Lessee #2:

4.         To avoid any additional horse usage fees -- avoid both riding at the same time.  A plan might be developed that specifically lists your riding times.  If your co-lessee should need to ride during your regularly scheduled time, and some other compromise cannot be worked out (such as trading time) then your co-lessee would be obligated to ride a different horse and pay for the use of that horse.  WRR prefers that you do not both ride at the same time, but does not prohibit it, as long as the additional horse usage fees continue to be paid in a timely manner (in other words -- pay the entire amount due in advance or on the day you ride).  The exception to this is that WRR does not allow both lessees to participate on the JETs or the Drill Team.  In other words, you may not be on the same team as your half-share lessee.  Prior to signing your lease, you should discuss with your lessee who will ride on which team.


            Will there be times when you will both ride?  If so, when?





            How will you decide who will ride your leased horse and who will ride another horse?





            Who will pay the additional horse usage fee?




Here's our riding schedule:








Lessee 1









Lessee 2











I agree to share my leased horse's available riding time as listed above.



Lessee #1:____________________________________________              Date:_________________



Lessee #2:____________________________________________              Date:_________________







Here's an example of how two people might arrange to share their leased horse's available time.  WRR encourages you and your co-lessee to devise a plan and submit a copy to be kept with your original leasing agreement.  Please remember that whenever you and your co-lessee ride at the same time, a horse usage fee is due WRR for the use of the additional horse.  A plan will help you to avoid riding at the same time and therefore minimize or eliminate the need for additional horse usage fees.


Jody participates in trail riding, lessons, fun shows and drill team.  Laura is interested in dressage, jumping, trail riding, lessons and showing dressage.  Jody and Laura (who both work day jobs) meet one evening to discuss possibly sharing a horse's available riding time.  Laura has a commitment on Wednesdays and no interest in drill team so there's no conflict for Jody's DT practices on Wednesdays.  Laura would like to ride on Tuesday evenings since WRR doesn't have classes on that night.  Jody agrees to this since she rarely makes it out on Tuesday evenings anyway.  Jody takes either the Friday 7:30 or Monday 7:00 class and Laura the Monday 5:45 dressage and Saturday a.m. jumping class.  Their leased horse might get a little tired on Monday evenings but he'll probably be in such great shape with both of them riding that it won't be a problem, but if it is Jody offers to take the Friday 7:00 class.  More discussion follows and they agree to the following riding schedule.



























            Laura and Jody discussed the possible conflicts that weekend events would bring.  What if Laura wanted to go to an all day dressage show?  What if Jody wanted to participate in a parade with the drill team?  What if they both wanted to be in a fun show?  What about the organized trail rides?

            They both felt it was very important to be able to attend special events -- shows, parades, etc.  They agreed that whenever possible they would accommodate the other person's need to participate equally in special events and be willing to switch times/days.  For example, organized trail rides are usually held Sunday mornings, Jody's scheduled time to ride on Sundays.  Since both wanted to attend these rides they decided to alternate.  Jody would take one in June (they flipped a coin) and Laura would take one in July (the other lessee could ride in the afternoon after the trail riders returned and the horse had rested).  They decided to alternate fun shows the same way.

            Both women wanted to avoid paying the extra fee required if they both ride at the same time.  They therefore agreed that, if the situation ever arose that they were both riding at the same time, the person not scheduled to ride at that time would pay the extra fee and ride a different horse.

            Since both wanted to go on the week long South Dakota expedition and weekend campouts (but avoid paying additional horse usage fees), they asked Mark if they could both come and ride on alternate days -- he said that was a great idea -- they'd each have to pay the participation fee but could split the trailering fee.