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Looking at a new yard today!!

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Alicetheinvisible · 05/02/2010 08:40

We are going to look at a new livery yard this evening (very excited!) It is only 5mins from our house rather than 25mins, costs the same, has all year round turnout (with turnout pens for when the fields are very wet) a floodlit school.

Fingers crossed!!!!!

We want to move because things are quite unsettled where we are. It is in the middlle of being sold, but taking a long while, and i am nervous about upheaval too far into the summer (baby due in August)

Someone tell me it is the right thing to do?

I am feeling about the whole thing

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SeaTheStars · 05/02/2010 08:52

Good luck Alice - facilities sound great and just being closer to home will be fab won't it? Makes sense to get them settled sooner rather than later.

Will there be option of full/part livery sometimes when your hands are even more full than now?

Nekabu · 05/02/2010 09:27

It sounds totally the right thing to do, even if you weren't pregnant. The new yard sounds lovely and, as you say, moving now(ish) means you'll miss out on all the getting-ready-for-the-sale/move stuff and won't be trying to find a space at the same time as everyone else from your yard.

Lots of luck - I hope you like it!

skihorse · 05/02/2010 10:59

It sounds wonderful and with being so close you'll be able to waddle up there in August to see your horse and push the pram up there in September. I'm quite envious... I'll be jamming a little person in to a car seat to visit my nag post-partum!

Owls · 05/02/2010 11:03

Sounds ideal especially being so close for when the baby arrives. Do you know any of the liveries already?

Feeling (that's such a weird face) is only natural for such a big change. Let us know how how you get on.

Alicetheinvisible · 05/02/2010 12:21

Thanks all

I will still have to drive (busy road), but it is 5mins drive rather than 25mins(on a good day) Also means i don't feel so guilty about getting DH to do them if i am not able to.

I'll let you know how we get on

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Alicetheinvisible · 05/02/2010 19:27

It is ok. It is a little shabby round the edges, but really not bothered about that.

The good points:

1)It is close
2)It has all year turn out (woodchip pens as well as paddocks)
3)There is rubber matting in the doorways of the stables
4)They seem really flexible and happy to help each other out

Bad points

1)Can't leave them out in the summer
2)Storage isn't great

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Pixel · 05/02/2010 21:31

Well the atmosphere of a yard is so important and you say they are friendly and helpful so that's good. Why can't you leave out in the summer?

Owls · 05/02/2010 21:39

Sounds good. Are you going to go for it?

Alicetheinvisible · 06/02/2010 08:51

Because it is next to the A14, they feel uncomfortable about leaving them out over night and i do agree.

I am going to ring back this morning and ask if we can have the places.

Feeling nervous about telling my current livery though as i get on really well with them.

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Owls · 06/02/2010 11:58

Good luck Alice. Sounds like you are making the right decision.

Pixel · 06/02/2010 16:54

Yes it sounds great, hope the move goes well.

My friend has left our place today for one with facilities, I'm sure it will be the best thing for her unruly thug of a haffie even though I will miss her. Must admit at the moment I wouldn't mind if I was going with her but they only do full livery and I can't manage £70 per week.

Alicetheinvisible · 06/02/2010 18:36

Told my livery and they were fine about (probably because they are trying to move themselves) 4 weeks to go!!

I told my friend, who has been riding my TB lately, about the move and the fact that we have a local country estate to hack through and she was so excited

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MitchyInge · 09/02/2010 16:13

good luck Alice

at your country estate to ride through tho!

Butkin · 10/02/2010 15:02

Alice, is this for Crail? If so did you know the Chapman's daughter has been winning at showjumping at Topthorne?

Apologies if I've not guessed your name change right!

Alicetheinvisible · 10/02/2010 17:30

Hi Butkin! I spoke to Robert on Monday and he told me about it and how she has her first trophy. I think they enjoy that much more than the racing these days - i don't blame them!

Yes, we are moving my mare and crail. They are both suffering from cabin fever at the moment and are being such idiots. Will be lovely to have them closer and with all yaer turnout. I am resenting the time spent travelling now.

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Butkin · 11/02/2010 16:10

That is good news - I've seen the pics on Facebooke of her success.

Will you be taking Crail out anywhere this Spring/Summer - what venues will be near to you now?

Alicetheinvisible · 11/02/2010 16:20

I won't be doing much as i am pregnant, but my DH is looking forward to the good hacking, and a friend (who has been riding him) is looking at taking him to Tetworth hunter trial at the end of March.

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Alicetheinvisible · 03/03/2010 11:44

Moving the horses on Friday!!!!!!

I have so much to do before then and panicking slightly about getting everything done in time with a poorly toddler and DH working so much.

The new bedding is looking really good. The Bedsoft chopped wheat straw smells lovely, is very soft, goes amazingly far and is only £5.60 a bale - result! Will keep anyone who is interested informed at how well it works with a filthy TB living on it though

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MiffyWhinge · 04/03/2010 09:05

good luck for Friday Alice

is that the same size as normal shavings bales? let us know if they eat any/much of it

MiffyWhinge · 04/03/2010 09:05

good luck for Friday Alice

is that the same size as normal shavings bales? let us know if they eat any/much of it

Alicetheinvisible · 04/03/2010 09:26

Yep, same size bales, but spreads really far. It is treated with some stuff to make it less palatable - will see.

What size rugs is your Joey? I am having a clear out of the tackroom this evening and i might have some old summer sheets that would fit if you want them. We have to downsize drastically and i am a bit of a hoarder Not sure what i have yet, if anything useful, but let me know size and if you're interested and if i come across anything, it's yours

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MiffyWhinge · 04/03/2010 09:55

I think he is 5'9 or 5'6, Barney is 6' 3

I think, can't believe I can't remember exactly when I buy so many

will very excitedly and gratefully take anything off your hands!

Alicetheinvisible · 04/03/2010 10:00

I think i may have some 5'6" ish as Alice is 6ft (she was quite dainty as a youngster)

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MiffyWhinge · 04/03/2010 10:05

I think he is 5'9 or 5'6, Barney is 6' 3

I think, can't believe I can't remember exactly when I buy so many

will very excitedly and gratefully take anything off your hands!

MiffyWhinge · 04/03/2010 10:07

what on earth happened there? I typed a different message

haven't got any summer sheets at all so will be very grateful, let me know if you want anything for them? (feel a bit scroungey )

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