I thought I had it sorted but now I'm not so sure!!!
Basically I want to leave my yard. It's great for the hacking (lots of off road and relatively quiet country lanes), ability to turn out all year, unlimmited and the fact that it is fairly cheap and close to home. Oh, and giant pony has a ENORMOUS stable but, the people (other liveries) are a bit rough and like to communicate by shouting in your face and throwing tantrums and I'm having to bring starsky in every day to feed hay as there just isn't the grass and we don't have any fields resting to move them onto in winter. The school, while ok at the moment gets watelogged in the winter an is unusable.
Now, baring in mind I will be backing starsky next year.
I have the opportunity to move him to a yard closer to home and work (only by a couple of minutes), a bit more grazing (or so I thought but this may no longer be the case after a recent phonecall!!) abilitly to feed hay in the field and rest bits, large school with good drainage. slightly larger than average stable but only just big enough or giant pony. good hacking but have to walk alongside and cross a VERY busy road (even at weekends there's a constant flow of traffic) which makes me a bit nervous or under a motorway. I was going to move him and deal with the hacking when it came to it BUT woman has since been on the phone and I can't move the weekend I wanted to as one of the girls is on holiday and wants to be there to keep an eye on introductions (fair enough) and she also was talking about swapping all the fields around which could mean I could end up with even less grass than I have at the moment (It's only the field I was originally going to go in that has grass)!!! and after my success this morning with walking starsky out, I'm wondering If I'm better staying where I am as there are lots of circular off road hacks I can do with him when he's backed without having to deal with major traffic. and have to breing him in for hay then thats what I'll have to do (TBH I think the only way I'd avoid that is to keep him in a field knee high in grass but there's none of those around!!).
Sorry for the waffle. What do you think? stay put and keep looking?
The hacking sounds so much better where you are but the thing that would put me off most about moving is that it sounds the possible new yard, has chopped and changed about a few things, i.e. with you being on less grass etc.
"Horses - be to their virtues ever kind, and to their faults a little blind"