Livery Comparison - Chalk and Cheese its not easy.

Flibble

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OK Current yard Yard A comparisons are M P
Yard A - Large Comp and RS - Part Livery 3.5 miles from home

No winter turnout rolled in indoor school if nagged and lucky

Rubber matting (badly laid ie concrete not skimmed first)

Shavings included in Livery small amount but is very poor Quality very dusty imagine the dustiest sawdust you can and then call it flour

Summer turnout stopped on comp days and amount available reduced by hardcore being put down

Due to limited turnout horses brought in when X/C lesson booked as thats where the jumps are

Turnout being spoiled by lorries parking on it

2 indoor schools that can be ridden in when space between lessons - I avoid lunchtime early afternoon slot as I would be riding in the only turnot time we do get.

XC and showjumps available for liveries when not being used for comps.

Hacking poor as very fast dual carriage way must be traversed.

Trailer parked there but in awkward position to stop thieves so always need help manouevering.

OK you can see why I should move.......... originally thought I would have to go DIY as Yard M and W are too expensive for Part Livery

Yard M -havent visited but now got feedback from ex-livery - says all year turnout but you get promised this but can get forced to keep horses in for a couple of months if fields get wet. Manege is unfenced and can be dodgy to lunge in. Hacking good. 1 mile further


Yard P - 1.5 miles from home only Part Livery available but its a bit more like assisted DIY.

Only take in Liveries that they know ie me.

All year turnout and apologise if they decide to keep in.

Cost equals yard A but bedding is BEDMAX and Rubber matting is laid properly.

Small yard about 5 liveries 3 I know.

No X/c but manege plus jumps.

Can park trailer easy

Everyone helps each other.

13 horses 20 acres (some horses are retired veterans )

Some hacking not brilliant but better than Yard A as busy road but not Dual carriageway and can ride with a decent verge between you and traffic.

Personal Problems - struggle with dust - allergy plus contact wearer. Odd day when I cant drive.
 

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yard p - I think you said you prefer to school so hacking not a great priority. If you have a trailer you can always travel to a place to hack out..

yard W would be second choice
 

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Yard P.
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Its got everything you need and sounds the best of them
 

abracadabra

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sounds like youvealready decided on yard P
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been at a yard A type, large comp venue, several outdoors 2 indoors in reality could never use as being used for shows/clinics/dog obedience classes, motorbike rallies and so on and so on, next to no turnout unless you were certain people, lorries on what turnout there was like youryard A and competitors lunging riding and grazing in hand in fields we couldnt even get into, its awful isnt it?

M could be a nuisance if it gets wet, and this is the uk, so IT WILL
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Yard P and only 1.5 miles from home I'd be getting a taxi the days I couldn't drive (although sounds like you'd get offers of help at this yard anyway).
 

Flibble

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Ok its turning into something wierdly akin to house hunting.
Do you think I should go back today for second look and measure stable or wait until Mon or Tuesday. (the measuring isnt for curtains!!)

I am holiday from 16th for a week and would like to have an idea of what I am doing before then.
 

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is there a need to hurry and make a decision, or will all these places keep a box open for you?

dont rush into anything but on the other hand dont hang around and find you lose out on a place at your chosen yard...
 

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only in my head as once I decide to do something I get on and do it. Plus I have to give a months notice once I decide.

I have just looked at the Competitions scheduled for June July and August and there are a lot which means lots of days in.
 

MrsMozart

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Go! Look. Book stable
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Looking at it from this angle, I can't see why you'd stay where you are (of course I don't have the full piccy as it were and it's not me
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Will send you a potted plant as a stable-warming-gift
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Reading back I made my current yard sound dreadful its not a dump at all.
I didnt mean it to sound like that its just I was listing all the cons rather than the pros. I feel guilty now as they have been very good to me over the years it is just a fact that it is more RS and Comp than Livery.

I editted out the pros and cons of a couple of the other yards I had listed as I had not worded it that well and now I wish I hadnt posted in the first place.

I was just trying to get feedback thrown at me so I could decide to take or ignore and now I feel I may have offended several yard owners when none was intended . I was repeatig hearsay and I should know better.

So I am now truly really fed up and wish I had never posted.

Please dont give me loads of replies I dont want them.
 
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