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A brief guide to finding livery stables - types of livery available and questions to ask.

A brief guide to finding livery stables - types of livery available and questions to ask.

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    • FINDING A LIVERY STABLES
      Upper House Farm Stables, Nr Godalming, Surrey
    • What sort of livery do you want?
      How much assistance do you need?
      How much time do you have?
      What facilities are important to you?
      What can you afford?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Before you start...
    • Tack and feed shops
      Internet:
      Google search
      Equestrian forums e.g., Saddle-Up
      Magazines e.g., Horse & Hound
      Yellow pages
      Recommendations from other riders, trainers, farriers and vets
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Where to look
    • Part
      Full
      Schooling
      DIY
      Grass
      Competition, backing, rehabilitation and holiday livery are outside the scope of this guide
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Types of livery
    • Who is responsible for the yard? What is their experience?
      Where will your horse be stabled?
      Will he be turned out every day?
      Is the turnout in groups? How big are they? How are new horses introduced?
      Is individual turnout available, if needed?
      What hours is the yard staffed?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      General questions to ask
    • What do the yard feed and when?
      Is haylage an extra cost?
      Are there any restrictions e.g., access times, visiting trainers?
      What are the policies on:
      Bringing new horses onto the yard
      Worming
      What are the arrangements for Christmas/ New Year?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      General questions to ask
    • What it is you want – type of livery and level of support
      About your horse – any vices, quirks and special requirements
      About you – happy hacker, serious competitor or somewhere in between
      About your quirks – what is non-negotiable?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Things to tell the yard
    • Yard generally responsible for all day to day care e.g.,:
      Mucking out
      Feeding
      Rug changes
      Turning out / bringing in
      Owner generally grooms, cleans tack and rides
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Part Livery
    • Part livery differs from yard to yard
      Check:
      Does the yard groom the horse?
      Do they pick out feet daily?
      Is the service 5 or 7 day?
      How many bales of bedding does livery include?
      What feed is provided?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Part Livery
    • All owner has to do is ride
      Yard generally responsible for:
      All day to day care
      Grooming
      Tack cleaning
      Exercising
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Full Livery
    • What exercise will your horse receive (hacking, schooling, lungeing, long reining)?
      How often will he be exercised and by whom?
      What say do you have in what he does?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Full Livery
    • Full livery plus the yard will school or re-school your horse
      Who will ride him?
      What work will he have?
      How many days per week?
      What do you want him to achieve and by when?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Schooling Livery
    • The yard provides the facilities
      The owner is responsible for the care of the horse and provision of feed, hay, bedding
      What facilities are available to you? How much storage?
      Do you have to buy feed/ hay/ bedding from the yard?
      What assistance is available, if any, to cover holidays, illness etc?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      DIY Livery
    • For field kept horses
      Is there a stable available, if needed?
      Is there shelter in the field?
      Is hay/ haylage provided in winter? Is that an extra cost?
      Are the yard facilities available to you?
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Grass Livery
    • Make sure all of your questions are answered
      Ask for and read the livery contract
      Ensure the livery contract sets out the services you have agreed, including any special requirements
      Let the yard know what your horse is fed, when he was wormed, shod and vaccinated
      Breathe!
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Before you arrive
    • We occasionally have spaces available for full or part livery. With 12 years at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, our yard owner, Andy Pinner, is a safe pair of hands.
      Contact us on 01483 208 126 for further details or find us on Facebook.
      UPPER HOUSE FARM STABLES, GODALMING, SURREY TEL: 01483 208 126
      Contact us