You can do more than just lessons, we offer:
- Horse Claims,
- Part Boarding,
- Half Boarding, and
- Practice Rides.
Part boarding and half boarding are the perfect options for someone wanting their own horse, but not ready or able to own their own horse.
- A Horse claim is a monthly fee that ensures your horse during your lessons and gives you use of a locker at the farm.
- Horse claims are for one calendar month at a time.
- Practice Rides or Horse Use Fees:
- practice rides are a scheduled date/time that you can come for a practice ride. This is unsupervised time to practice the skills that you are learning in lessons – with the exception that there is to be no jumping higher than cross rails. Please get approval from your coach that you are ready for practice rides before purchasing. Horses are to be treated fairly during practice rides and should never be worked into a deep sweat or heavy breathing during a practice ride. Practice rides are limited to an hour of ground play and an hour of riding.
- Practice rides are booked individually, and anyone can book a practice ride provided their coach says they are ready.
- Horse Use Fees are for when you take a horse to an offsite show or activity. They cost the same as practice rides so you can use them interchangeably. Half boarders do not pay horse use fees, part boarders do.
- Part Boarding is when you have one day each week to enjoy your horse on ‘my days’ and you get a locker at the farm. To part board you must be enrolled in lessons either through horse friends, or separately purchased on the lessons page.
- part boarding fees are per calendar month.
- Half Boarding is when you have the same perks as a horse claim plus you have two days each week to enjoy your horse on ‘my days’, you do not pay any ‘horse use fees’ if you take the horse to an offsite show or activity, and you get exclusivity to your horse (no one else can claim them). To half board you must be enrolled in lessons either through horse friends, or separately purchased on the lessons page.
- half boarding fees are per calendar month.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can do a horse claim or part board on the same horse?
- Each horse can have a maxiumum of two people claiming them, maximum of one horse claim and be booked for a maximum of two practice days.
- This means a horse could have
- one half boarder,
- two part boarders, or
- one horse claim and one part boarder.
- If there are two people claiming one horse, the one that began part boarding/horse claim first will be called the primary claim holder and will have first choice over lesson days and available practice days. If the primary claim holder stops the horse claim/part boarding at any time then the other person becomes the primary claim holder.
- Locker availability is limited, and if two people are claiming the same horse they may need to share a locker.
For part boarding and half boarding how do ‘my days’ work?
- Typically the days that are available are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Sunday to choose from. Typically you have the same days each week for the whole month, but it is possible to reschedule your days subject to availability.
- If you are new to practice sessions, we ask you come to the farm when staff is there (either coaching, or from 5-7pm when chores typically are) so that someone is available if needed. Once you have enough experience, you will be able to come whenever you want to on your day, and can hang out with your horse as much as you want to. Riding and jumping limits still apply, however exceptions can be granted if booked in advance such as going for a trail ride longer than 1hr.
What happens if a horse gets injured or becomes unvailable?
- In the event the requested horse is injured or becomes unavailable, a substitute horse will be provided to complete the services.
What horses are available?
All horses are currently available for a secondary claim holder as of October 11, 2018.
- Kahleesi – primary claim holder is Mackenzie
- Angel – primary claim holder is John
- Bowdrie – primary claim holder is Lincoln
- Little – primary claim holder is Natalie
- Nava – primary claim holder is Hayley
- Glimmer – primary claim holder is Ally
- Dreamer – available
- Freya – available
- Sparkle – available
How it works
- Only services that are paid for can be scheduled.
- You can reply to the payment confirmation email that you get with your preferred ‘my days’ or practice rides, or email email@example.com
- You can view available time slots and booked services by viewing our online calander. Allow at least one week’s notice for scheduling.
- In general practice rides need to be booked when staff are onsite coaching other lessons or doing horse training. For safety sake all riders with practice rides are booked when staff are onsite until they reach such a level that it is not needed for PHH staff to be onsite.
Refunds and Rescheduling
- Once a service is paid for it is nonrefundable. However you can transfer it to another person. Horse claims, part boarding/half boarding, and practice rides are non transferable.
- Once a service is booked, it can only be rescheduled once, provided 1 week (7 days) notice is given. After the service is rebooked, it cannot be rescheduled again. All ‘my days’ and practice rides need to be used within the month.
- There are no cancellations due to bad weather for ‘my days’ and practice rides.