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Catg
5th October 2009, 02:26 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
Good grazing
All weather school
Good hacking

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)

My Crazy Clan
5th October 2009, 03:59 PM
All year turnout out.

Nice big stable.

Good fencing.

Good grazing.

Some were to keep your hay/straw tack etc would be a bonus but not essential, also the closer to hone the better.

eeek
5th October 2009, 04:46 PM
In this order
1. Lots of safe turnout
2. Lots of safe hacking
3. Nearby
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.

CDR
5th October 2009, 04:48 PM
1- Cost
2- Location
3- Good grazing
4- Nearby hacking
5- School

hot.to.trot
5th October 2009, 05:33 PM
24 hr turnout
facilities
cost
location
yeard friendliness

Twizzel
6th October 2009, 03:15 PM
Good grazing, 24/7 turnout in summer, decent facilities- minimum of floodlit school, decent sized stables, storage, electricity, water, decent access for lorry.

Lobelia Overhill
13th October 2009, 12:41 PM
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: