Credit crunch and livery yards

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How are your yards faring in this recession? We have usually been at least 3/4 full but now are less than 1/2 full. I thought we would probably pick up a few liveries as we are DIY and people perhaps would not be able to afford full now. Are advertising in all the right places but not even phone calls!
 

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Yard down the road from me is emptier than it was this time last year which has been to my benefit as I have been able to move my two in
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My yard is fuller than ever - YO is moving to a bigger premises (hopefully next week) and already people are reserving spaces. It ain't a cheap yard either - but is assisted DIY, so maybe people are moving away from part/full livery.
 

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We actually have an empty stable for the first time ever - and there is no waiting list either at the moment. A couple of liveries gave up their stables this winter and put their horses on grass livery because of money. YO is v understanding and is keeping all the charges the same this year.
 

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i know lots of yards that are not full, i feel for the people that bought these yards/farms at the high prices and are trying to keep going just to pay the morgage
 
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A lot of people have opened yards over the past few years because the horse population grew. I think some of our problem is we are a bit in the sticks which is good for riding out as its quiet, also I suppose you have a finite catchment area when you are DIY as people have to make time to come up once or twice a day and if you are working its difficult. Hope things pick up soon or owner will go bankrupt!
 

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Yes the crunch is biting had a lovely lady due to come but the night before she was due to move she got told she lost her job.
Another livery , with two horses has lost her job , so yes its pretty tough going and the enquiries are thin on the ground.
i've had to lay off a member of staff.
 
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