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WeddingSmedding · 14/05/2017 15:34

I'm seriously considering buying a horse. Had one as a kid and started riding again a few years ago. DD rides and it would be primarily for her but I'd want to ride it too. This does mean erring on the bigger side as I'm tall but she rides bigger horses in her lessons. We had a loan horse until recently too.

Anyway, due to work etc it'd have to be on full livery which is around £75 a week here including bedding and hay. Other than insurance, farrier, vet, feed etc am I forgetting any costs?

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Butkin1 · 17/05/2017 12:48

When you say full livery for these amazing prices how many times a week do they ride your horse/Pony? On hacks or in school?

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iveburntthetoast · 17/05/2017 13:10

They don't exercise horses--at least not the 5 livery yards I've looked at. They feed/turnout/muck out each day.

I'm guessing this is just a regional diffenece. I'm in NE Scotland. The most I've seen for full livery is £100 per week, which had top notch facilitators. Around £80 PW seems the norm.

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iveburntthetoast · 17/05/2017 13:11

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Floralnomad · 17/05/2017 13:21

We don't get exercise included for what we pay , I'd expect to pay £150+ a week to get that , doesn't matter to us as pony is retired , all we want is a high standard of personal care which is what she gets .

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WeddingSmedding · 17/05/2017 16:33

I don't count exercise in full livery, up here that'd be working livery. Down South a working livery was a horse used by a riding school though!

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Floralnomad · 17/05/2017 16:39

Working livery is where your horse is used in a riding school , we've used full livery places before that included exercise and the horses were only ridden by staff , not amateurs .

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WeddingSmedding · 17/05/2017 19:54

Might be where you are, but in my neck of the woods there's a posh livery place offering 'working' livery for £140 a week ie full livery plus them exercising it.

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Polkadotties · 19/05/2017 10:18

Where I am, Essex, working livery is where the horse is used in a riding school.
Schooling livery is where the horse is ridden by a trainer.

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