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Horse for lease or to exercise in Canberra?

By ellabella 24 May 2011 8

I am looking to lease a horse within the ACT or surrounds, or regularly exercise on behalf of the owner, but not sure where to find information about this, having just moved to Canberra a few months ago.

Any advice?

There is nothing suitable at the time of writing on Allclassifieds or similar websites.

I am a confident rider, but not looking to compete – just hacking around the trails and maybe receiving some instruction in the near future.

Thanks in advance.

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Chop71 10:23 am 25 May 11

City Slickers, I think we could organise a Riot ACT kangaroo drive to the killing pits.
Horses please.

bruse 9:27 am 25 May 11

try contacting a horse riding school/agistment place – eg Canberra Equestrian Centre, Forest park etc – there are plenty in the yellow pages.
There are often horse owners looking for someone such as you

curlylocks 6:44 pm 24 May 11

Hello, some not so helpful comments but quite funny.

Maybe you could try and place a notice at the local agisments around town. (Or ring them and see what they suggest)

krats 4:10 pm 24 May 11

I have a little place close to Canberra,it’s on a slight hill,small white building(suited to animals),with a great view of Anzac Parade,just across a semi private lake.Drop in and see my.

PS; I am only there for 23 day’s a year.So the rest of the time it’s your’s.

chow 3:54 pm 24 May 11

The best way I know of is going to the trouble of going round the equestrian centres and saddleries and putting up a flyer.

cobberas63 12:59 pm 24 May 11

Why would you lease one when they’re so cheap to buy?

Leasing is fraught with legalities. e.g. what happens / who pays if the horse bolts and breaks a leg? or gets sick? or… (touch-wood that none of it happens) Unless your next of kin is a solicitor (in which case you’d hardly consider leasing in the first place) l wouldn’t go near leasing.

thatsnotme 12:42 pm 24 May 11

I’d suggest asking at

It’s a local horse forum, and I’d say you’ll get a better response from there. Good luck!

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