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post #1 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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New yard, New start

I've I've been having issues with my yard for a while (I had no grass in my paddock and despite paying for the hay i was apparently not allowed to feed it out in the field, hay was of variable quality could be lovely could be so bad that the horses wouldnt eat it, my stables leaked, the lights didnt work in one of them, my tackroom was not secure and the walls so weak I could not put up a saddle rack) and so I decided to move the ponies before winter sets in.

I've found a lovely yard which is only charging 10 per week more then the place i was at. It is far more proffessional, the yard and stables are stunning, each horse has its own stable with stable size concrete yard outside it and has all year grazing on GOOD grass. The price includes all my hay, all bedding, all feed, rug changes, turnout and bring in daily, rug washing, poo picking. The facilities include a 20x40m school and a jumping paddock (in summer only), plenty of hacking (on and off road) and an onsite GOOD instructor. I will be 1 of only 2 liveries (total 4 livery horses) so no yard politics. I will have the facility to put the horses on Full livery should I need (i.e if I go away with work), the YO also shows horses so knows what is required with competition horses. It is 15mins away from work (tops) as opposed to the minimum of 45mins to my other yard (took and hour and 15 yesterday in rush hour traffic)
So essentialy I'd only need to go up once a day to muck out and ride saving fuel and time.

The yard i was on had a 60x40m school and masses of off road private hacking, however the stables were ramshackle, the hay wass of questionable quality, I had to go up twice a day, they have a polo club on the yard (moved in a couple of months ago) which means you could never get into the school on a saturday or sunday unless you went silly early or silly late, they had a few liveries that seem to live to make the lives of the other liveries a misery. I hd to poo pick daily as well as muck out stables, I had sometimes gone up there and been unable to put my horses in my stables because of big heavy things put in front of my stable door (done with a tractor).

i moved my ponies this morning and they settled down beautifully, very calm and happy, I unpacked and then left them to it.

I got a text messege about 20mins ago, to say the YO had brought the ponies in, they had had tea, were settled and that she will check them at about 10pm to make sure they are all OK.

I'm loving my new yard already and the YO is brilliant!
Photos will follow when I get round to taking some!

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 02:18 PM
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That's awesome.

I loved it when I went to my new barn and everything was so perfect. It can also be a fresh start for your horses too, you'd be suprised how much nicer they are in. New environment.

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 03:00 PM
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The horses had tea?
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tea = Evening meal, sometimes also refered to as Dinner (dinner being more a southern/posher way, Tea for those of us Up north)

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 03:05 PM
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Tea is correct! :)

Pics are required please Faye.
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 03:54 PM
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I just moved mine as well, and boy is it a nice change! Good luck in your new yard!
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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Yay! That sounds wonderful. Pics are a must please!

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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I don't think you'll need it by the sounds of things but luck in the new digs. I, also, would welcome pictures.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-23-2012, 04:37 PM
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Outstanding - sounds like a fabulous change for all involved and I loved reading "had tea" -- I knew what it meant, but had to smile at the phrase anyway
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