Our leasing programs are a great way to try this fantastic hobby! Give us a call or better yet, come see us at the stable.

 

We get it!  Joining something new can be scary and we want to make your transition to horseback riding as smooth and painless as possible. Our leasing programs are a great way to get experience in this fun and exciting hobby.


LEVEL I

  • $100 per month (in addition to your weekly lesson fees with your trainer)
  • One (1) ride per week in addition to either a group/private lesson with your riding instructor.
  • No additional fees for routine vet/farrier services.
  • Use of horse for youth 4-H riding practice.

LEVEL II

  • $200 per month (in addition to your weekly lesson fees with your trainer)
  • Two (2) rides per week in addition to either a group/private lesson with your riding instructor.
  • No additional fees for routine vet/farrier services.
  • Use of horse for youth 4-H riding practice.

LEVEL III

  • $300 per month (in addition to your weekly lesson fees with your trainer)
  • Three (3) rides per week in addition to either a group/private lesson with your riding instructor.
  • No additional fees for routine vet/farrier services.
  • Use of horse for youth 4-H riding practice.

LEVEL IV

  • $425 per month (in addition to your weekly lesson fees with your trainer)
  • Unlimited use per week in addition to either a group/private lesson with your riding instructor.
  • No additional fees for routine vet/farrier services.
  • Use of horse for youth 4-H riding practice.

TACK RENTAL

With all options a Western saddle, blanket/pad and bridle are available for an additional $35.00 per month. It is strongly recommended to purchase your own tack.

 

Sunset Trails Stables Leasing Terms and Requirements

  • A Sunset Trails instructor must approve any leasing candidate.
  • Horses may not leave Sunset Trails property unless prior permission is granted. This includes trail riding at James A. Reed and local shows.
  • We reserve the right to terminate the lease at any time.
  • Payment is due by the fifth of every month or a $25 late fee will be charged.
  • Any careless damage or loss of tack will be your responsibility to replace.
  • A “ride” is limited to an hour. An additional half an hour is allowed to groom and tack.
  • You must reserve the time with your horse 24 hours in advance. This excludes the unlimited leasing option.
  • Only the person leasing the horse and their immediate family may ride the horse.
  • Everyone under the age of 18 must wear riding helmet while riding and have a liability release signed by their parent or guardian.

SUNSET TRAILS STABLES LEASING FAQ

Q. If I know how to ride and want to lease a horse, why do I have to also take a lesson each week with a riding instructor?

A. The horses in the leasing program are well trained quality horses. Maintaining each horse and improving your riding skills is an important part of horsemanship. Participating in a lesson each week with a Sunset Trails instructor insures the horses is being ridden properly and any issues/concerns with the horse and rider are being properly addressed.

Q. Why should I have my own tack to lease a horse?

A. Leasing a horse is often the first step toward purchasing a horse. Tack and equipment is very important for the horse and rider. Poorly fitting tack can cause soreness to the horse. The purchase of tack that properly fits your horse is important. All tack must be approved and fitted by your instructor. Tack is available to rent during the term of the lease, although we strongly recommend that you purchase your own tack.

Q. What if I decide I don’t like the horse I am leasing after a couple of weeks?

A. We work hard to provide the best leasing experience for you and your horse. If you find that the horse you have chosen is not right for you after the first few weeks, please let us know, and we will look at other alternatives.

Q. What if I decide I want to purchase the horse during the term of the lease?

A. All of the horses in the leasing program are for sale. If you are interested in purchasing the horse you are leasing we will discount the price of the horse $25 x (the number of months you have been leasing) for options I and II and $50 x (the number of months you have been leasing) for options III and IV.


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