View Full Version : What are your main priorities when looking for a new yard?
5th October 2009, 01:26 PM
I'm not looking for a new yard, just interested in what you all consider important.
For me it would be:
Close to home
All weather school
That's a assuming I'm paying for full livery on yard with electricity, running water and security etc.
What about you guys?
(I just know when you reply I'm going to start changing my list because of all the other important things I didn't think of! lol)
5th October 2009, 01:55 PM
For me it's usually been
Good clean grazing, preferably small groups or better; individual, good access
Floodlit, well managed arena
Clean, easy acess stables, large with a good air supply, an overhang if possible
Yard is clean, well maintained, good maintained muckheap, storage area for bedding, hay and trailer, and good water acess
Any full livery horses look well and happy - although ive always done DIY, its a good sign if the horses look well
Secure feedroom that is atleast to some degree protected from vermin [i.e no straw all over the floor and open doors]
Lockable and secure tackroom well set out
Atleast 2 miles of good hacking
Erm, yeah :lol: Im not at livery anymore but thats what i used to look for
My Crazy Clan
5th October 2009, 02:59 PM
All year turnout out.
Nice big stable.
Some were to keep your hay/straw tack etc would be a bonus but not essential, also the closer to hone the better.
5th October 2009, 03:46 PM
In this order
1. Lots of safe turnout
2. Lots of safe hacking
4. Good vibes - NO BITCHING
Stable, storage and school are all bonuses (though if I was racing I would need a stable). Don't mind if the stables aren't great as long as they're not dusty, don't use them much anyway.
5th October 2009, 03:48 PM
3- Good grazing
4- Nearby hacking
5th October 2009, 04:33 PM
24 hr turnout
6th October 2009, 02:15 PM
Good grazing, 24/7 turnout in summer, decent facilities- minimum of floodlit school, decent sized stables, storage, electricity, water, decent access for lorry.
13th October 2009, 11:41 AM
I was a bit spoiled with the first yard I was on (over 20 years ago), we'd
an indoor arena
an outdoor arena
a field with showjumps
a field with cross country jumps (that we built ourselves out of odds and ends)
nice clean, dry stables, the best feed and bedding available, and it was close to home.
The only thing was it was very expensive!
I have a hard time not comparing every yard I've ridden at since with it! :ashamed:
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