By leasing a horse, you get a lot of the privileges of owning a horse like being able to ride on your own schedule and having personal time with the horse. Some leases will also expect you to assume many of the responsibilities of horse ownership - from feeding duties to scheduling the farrier and vet visits. Regardless of the terms of your lease it is a great way to try out being a horse owner at a fraction of the cost and risk.
At Bella Peregrina Ranch, we offer partial leases on our horses. We will retain all responsibility for feeding, farrier and vet visits. Leasers will get use of our tack, tools and facilities according to a mutually agreeable schedule. Lease fees will reflect how many days a week you want to spend with the horse, but generally are $75 a month for 2 days a week. (HORSES WILL NOT LEAVE THE FACILITIES UNLESS TRANSPORTED BY BELLA PEREGRINA RANCH.)
Riding instruction is not included in a lease, but we recommend leasers consider taking lessons on their leased horse to be sure that they are getting the most out of their relationship with that horse. Interested leasers who have not taken lessons from us before will be required to take several lessons so that we can get a good
understanding of their skills and desires.
FAQ’s REGARDING LEASING A HORSE AT BELLA PEREGRINA RANCH
Q. What is a Horse Lease?
A. A Horse Lease is a Long-Term Lease for the purpose of having one special horse to ride on your own. By leasing a horse, you get a lot of the privileges of owning a horse, like being able to ride on your own schedule and having personal time with the horse. At Bella Peregrina Ranch, a Horse Lease is almost like owning a horse (at a fraction of the cost), without the responsibilities for food, care, farrier, vet, etc.
Q. How old must I be to lease a horse?
A. A Horse Lease is not based on age, but on your ability to be able to safely catch, saddle, bridle, and ride on your own. We will lease a horse to minors (kids under 18) as long as their parents sign the lease agreement and understand the conditions for approval.
Q. Must I be an Advanced Rider to lease a horse?
A. No, but you must have had enough lessons to be able to ride on your own, safely, without an instructor present. In some cases, if you are younger than 18, but have a parent who has enough horse experience to help you, we will allow the lease if the parent will always be with you.
Q. How much does a Horse Lease cost?
A. Bella Peregrina Ranch offers 3 different Lease Programs:
1. Horse privileges 2 times per week for $75 per month
2. Horse privileges 3 times per week for $125 per month
3. Horse privileges, unlimited number, for $225 per month
Most people find the twice per week plan to suit their needs for time spent with their horse and time they have available to come out.
When you break it down, the above times/rates are:
• $75/mo. for 2x/week = 8 to 9 rides = $8.33 to 9.38 per ride
• $125/mo. for 3x/week = 13 to 14 rides = $8.93 to 9.62 per ride
* $225/mo for unlimited rides
Therefore, even if you are only able to come out 4 times per month, you are still only paying $18.75 each time which is less than any riding stable on an unknown, (and possibly un-fun), horse. And, you still make your own schedule with 'your own horse' and all the benefits of having/building that special relationship. If you do come out more often, you are getting an even more incredible deal!
Q. Can I lease a horse for the Summer only?
A. No. We ask for a 6 month commitment for our long-term leases. Our horses are very valuable to us, and it is not in their best interests to have continually changing leasors. They need to establish a bond with you, as well as vice versa.
Q. When can I ride “my horse?”
A. Ranch hours are 7 am to 11 pm. You can ride any time we are not using the horses ourselves (for example, away at an Event or giving Lessons.) Please call before you come. We will keep you posted about our Event and Lesson schedule. If another person is leasing the same horse as you are, you work out times with them.
Q. Can I still take lessons while I am leasing?
A. Yes, but lessons are not included in the lease and they cost extra.
Q. How long do I get to ride when I am here?
A. Most people spend about 1 to 1 ½ hours with their horse each time they come. This includes ground time as well as riding. We don’t put a time limit on your riding time as long as you don’t overdo it. (No more than 3 hours at a time.)
Q. Can I ride outside the arena?
A. Yes, if you are approved for that on your lease.
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