Would love to hear opinions on this topic of mine!
I leased out my horse with the help of my trainer last year. The contract signed by the lessees is a ‘lease-to-possible-sell’ contract that I wrote up and handled myself. Anyways if they want to buy the horse at the end of the lease they can blah blah blah… I paid my trainer commission on getting him leased out.
Now, I have moved barns, work/ride with completely different people, and my horse may be selling at the end of this year. My old trainer and I ended on mostly good terms and keep in touch lightly. When I spoke to her last, she mentioned hoping that he would sell so that she’d get her commission.
I am the only one keeping in contact with lessee and lessee trainer regarding topics on my horse, getting updates and questions about my horse, ect. My old trainer is uninvolved in this lease now.
note that I have no contract with her regarding required commission upon sale of the horse
Please also mind I am 18 years old- young and learning, and do not want to be naive. I want to do things right.
Just wanting more opinions from people who can’t be biased!
Would you pay her the commission if the horse sells at the end of the year? And why?