Horses & Ponies for half and full bait

[dropcap style=”font-size: 70px; color: #052b51; font-family: ‘Droid Serif’, Arial, sans-serif;”] I [/dropcap] n the current economic climate, putting a large sum of money down to purchase a horse is no easy task. Many a time, the month to month expenses involved, such as feeding or lessons, is budgeted for. But the initial spend is difficult. Sunny Park Stables has a handful of horses and ponies to full or half bait which may make it easier for your child to enjoy the benefits of having a horsey friend without you having to take the financial knock.

 

So what is half and full bait?

Full bait involves covering all the costs normally associated with keeping a horse – stabling, shoes, tack etc. However, you do not purchase the horse. The horse remains in the ownership of Sunny Park Stables but, as you are covering its living expenses, you have sole “use” of the horse, for want of a better term.

This is a really nice way to teach your child the responsibilities of owning a horse and the pleasure of having a special horsey friend that they don’t need to schedule weekly time with. They’ll also be able to take them to Interschool shows and compete – which is a great opportunity for them to earn colours at school and enjoy the fun rewards of horse shows.

Half baiting is the same as full except the costs are halved with another party. So you “share” the horse or pony with another family.

Many of the Sunny Park horses and ponies (pictured on this post) are available for full or half bait. Please contact Jan for more information.