Non- Riding Loans
The small ponies are available for non riding loans which allow you to look after them and take them for walks and aid their training by lunging and long reining them. This arrangement is usually for a year and requires the loaner to have insurance, a signed loan contract and must pay a small amount towards the ponies keep. Any equipment bought for the horse at this time is a present to the horse and must remain with them even after the loan has terminated.
Little ponies are not dogs and must be treated with respect and they have all the requirements of a large horse. Anyone found to be mistreating the ponies by treating them without their proper respect will have their loan stopped.
Holiday Loan Arrangement
Over the Easter holidays some of the horses and ponies will be available for a half loan arrangement for the week beginning the 24th March. This means that up to two people can share the pony for a week. This includes the care of the pony for the week between the two of you and each person will probably ride three times in the week if they have a half loan of the pony (weather permitting). Usually a loan will run from Monday to Friday.
Priority will be given to the most regular riders and also those who help out after school. The share of the horse must be equal between the two riders. The horse must be worked within its capabilities and anyone found to be misusing a horse or treating it unfairly or cruelly would not be allowed to loan again. Normally there will be only one jumping session per week unless otherwise stated.
The cost of a half loan is £20 for the week to be paid at the beginning of the week. Those having a half loan are expected to come down each day but must attend for at least three of the five days unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please understand that loan amounts vary for different times of year and cost less in term time than holidays due to the amount of riding that can be done.
To loan a pony for the week you must:
Be a regular and reliable rider
Have a signed loan agreement- signed by both Ros and their parents.
Have personal insurance and be able to present proof of this.
Have relevant equipment (Must have your own hat and body protectors are strongly recommended. Proper waterproof coats are also a must as are correct riding boots).
Have a mobile with credit on.
Have experience on the horse you wish to loan and it must be suitable for you.
Be at least of secondary school age.
Be of the standard to wear a dark blue or red t-shirt.
Bring money for food
Be able to arrange lifts to and from the field (if the loan is from the Chase this must include lifts from Solihull ) or have permission to walk home
Understand that any equipment damaged by misuse or wilful neglect must be replaced (eg. Whips and lunge ropes left out in the field)
A loan is additional to the Saturday (or Sunday) riding not instead of. Anybody who misses Saturday riding in order to pay for a loan will not be invited to loan again.
Horses available to loan this Easter 2008
As already stated each horse can be shared by up to two people however there are a lot of people interested in loaning so please contact me quickly if you are interested as places will fill up fast. Those who help on Saturdays and regularly during the week will be given priority. Your loan will be supervised to check the horse is not overused and no 'joy-riding' is allowed. An individual contract will be drawn up with anyone who wishes to loan.
As the first week of loans went so well there are also loans available for the second week. As the focus for the loans for the first week was mainly at the home field the focus for the second week is on the horses at Solihull and Rowney Green. Buster, Indy and Apollo are already spoken for. Indy is being shared by Jasmine and Nina and Apollo is being shared by Amelia and Alice. Buster is not fit enough to be ridden by two people so he is just being loaned by Jemma.