Why Not Buy Your Own Horses
Every business owner who leases horses inevitably considers buying horses instead of leasing them. Sounds Easy Enough Right?
Buying horses is not as simple, easy and cheap as it may seem. Just try it sometime. Here at Big Sky Horses Leasing, we encourage any of our clients who desire to do so, to go ahead and buy some. The horse buying game is so difficult now days, that the time and money wasted in learning the game will almost always bring them right back to leasing.
The cost of travel, dealing with dishonest horse sellers, and finding horses that have exactly the right disposition to fit with your needs is very difficult! At least now there is a better option.
When you lease horses from a reputable source, like Big Sky Horse Leasing, you can focus more on what makes you money, which is taking care of your customers. Time is money, and when you have to use your time to find good horses to buy, that time is spent away from your business.
Hiring someone to go do the buying for you can be even more financially draining, as anyone you hire will not have as strict of standards or knowledge of what is needed for your business as you will as the owner or manager. Most people get caught up in how pretty or how fancy a horse may be instead of what really matters, which is how well that particular horse will perform in your string.
Leasing horses, from a reputable source, gives you a major advantage in this area. When you do business with Big Sky Horse Leasing, you are able to take advantage of more than 20 years of horse experience. John and Trinity both have experience choosing horses that will fit with your particular program.
The horses needed for a youth summer camp are not the same horses you would want to pack clients into the Bob Marshall Wilderness all summer, and vice versa. This is why, when you call to reserve horses, you will be asked about your operation.
The cost of leasing or renting horses, can look like a large expense, which is why business owners think about buying their own horses. The best way to look at the cost of renting horses, is to break it down to a per client cost.
When a horse is able to service a large number of clients, the cost per client becomes less. For example, if you are leasing a horse for $1250, but you will use that horse for 20 clients, over the course of the lease, the cost per client will be $62.50. If that same horse is used for 100 clients, the cost per client is only $12.50.
The real advantage to leasing become apparent here, not necessarily because of price savings alone, but because you can figure your expenses easier. When owning or attempting to buy horses, your expenses are very hard to figure.
The cost of leasing horses is very reasonable, especially when considered on a per client basis. Leasing gives you all the benefits of owning horses with the added benefits of saving time, trading a horse out when it doesn’t work for you, and not having to take care of the horses in the off season.