SHEEDER MILL FARM
12 Sheeder Mill Rd.
Spring City, Pa. 19475
Phone: (610) 469-9382
for sale: www.smfhorses.com
$695.00 For 4 Weeks (28
lessee, payment is cash only. All others can pay by check, made
to: Dori Wade.
trail riding at our farm
- First time
lease begins upon receipt of full lease payment and continues for 28
weekday riding is available. Saturday and
Sunday is limited to 2 hours each day plus 20min. grooming and tacking
the horse. Additional riding time may be
- This provides a great
opportunity to try different breeds of horses. Leases
cover a set amount of riding time, not necessarily just one particular
horse. If however you find a particular
horse that you like, you may continue the lease with that horse.
- Guides are not included in the cost of leasing. Lessee must
scheduled ride or pay the additional fee of $12.00/ hour for a guide
until you are familiar with the trails and trail knowledge and Sheeder
Mill Farm approves safety.
- A lease is a continuing agreement. If you
intend to continue the lease for the next 28 days, you must inform the
farm prior to the end of the current 28-day lease.
If you choose
not to continue the lease immediately following your current lease, or
fail to inform us prior to the end of your current lease that you want
to continue leasing, you must wait the full 28 days form the end of
your current lease to begin the new lease. You
may continue to ride here at the farm but must pay the normal hourly
Making arrangements for riding:
must call 24 hours in advance of when you intend to ride to
ensure that the horse you wish to ride is available.
As a lessee, we try to give you first priority in reserving
a particular horse only if you have reserved it 24 hours in advance. Let us know what time you intend to arrive and
how long you’re planning to ride.
- If you do not inform us in advance
of your arrival, and the horse you wish to ride is unavailable, we will
choose a horse suitable for you to ride.
- If you make arrangements to ride
and decide that you cannot arrive at the scheduled time or need to
cancel (for any reason), you must call us prior to the scheduled time. If you fail to cancel, you forfeit being
able to reserve a particular horse.
- You must bring in, groom, tack,
untack, and bathe your own horse.
- If you have been out
our scheduled graining time, we ask that you find out how much the
gets grained, feed the horse, and turn it out if the farm does not need
to use the horse for the rest of the day.
- You are responsible for cleaning
the tack you use at least every 2
weeks or more frequently if needed.
This includes the bridle, saddle, and girth.
If you choose not
to keep the equipment clean, you will be charged $20.00 per 2 weeks to have it cleaned.
- You are responsible for the
of the horse you are riding. This means
selecting the proper terrain for walking, trotting, cantering, etc. If
you do not know what this means, it is your responsibility to ask, and
we will educate you.
- Lessee will be held financially
responsible for any injuries to the horse.
- Additionally, this lease can be
discontinued if improper judgment or behavior is used while riding.
of guides are $12.00/hour
- Before starting the lease a
grooming and tacking lesson must
be scheduled and performed (for pricing see our brochure
under private lessons)
- At the time of the grooming and
tacking lesson your instructor will evaluate your riding level
determine which horses are suitable for your riding level
- If you are capable of taking one
- And possibly suggest some
starting your lease.
leases DO NOT work out
- Lack of riding experience
2. Not listening to our suggestions
- One can not get the horse out on the trail
most of their time attempting to
- One does not have many
horses to chose from due to their inexperience or other limitations
3. Blaming the
- If we suggest a horse whether or
not it is a mare or a gelding and one chooses to ignore our suggestion
and instead try other horses, then complains that they don’t get along
with any of our horses
- Tagging along on other rides is
highly recommended until one becomes familiar with the trails (If one
is found not obeying trail use, they will be asked not
to return, see farm rules)
Stop and think,
who has more experience with this, the horse or you?
We have been offering this program for
many years. With good communication and a
desire to listen and learn it has worked out very well for all. Let’s continue with the tradition! If you
have any questions, PLEASE ask! Any
questions, or comments would be greatly appreciated.
If you have a
problem bridling the horse it is important that you realize that YOU
to practice. There is nothing worse than people stating, “the horse
take the bit, he doesn’t like me, we don’t get along…” Sometimes a
supervised practice goes a long way and is much appreciated by the
Please do not hesitate to ask for help!
- If you can’t get a horse out on
the trail, that says that you are not a good enough rider yet to
be riding that horse or at least riding that horse
alone. Again, ask for a lesson! All horses will test
your riding level. If this presents a problem for you, then join
ride or take a guide with you. Horses are
smart and know your limits. You should know yours too and not be too
to ask for help.
Lessee’s Name:____________________________ Telephone Number:__________________
Date lease starts:_________________
I read the above and do
understand what I am signing. I agree to take full financial
responsibility for any horse while it is under my care and
judgment. I also realize that this lease may be terminated at any
point without any form of refund.
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