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LeanneR88

  • Joined Jan 2014
Holiday Livery - something people look for?
« on: September 09, 2019, 11:19:15 am »
Hi,

Is holiday livery a service people look for or would they rather have the horses cared for at there home?

I am considering options for next year as I currently have the space so would like to do something to help others out if needed.

Thanks in advance :)

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Holiday Livery - something people look for?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 12:12:34 pm »
When people say 'holiday livery' I would assume they mean having people come and stay b&b with their horses. I think you are thinking of offering short term livery while people are away on their hols?

I'm not sure there is any need TBH. If I was away I would want my horses to stick to their usual routiene as much as possible. So I would employ a friend to come and do them in their current routiene, or possibly I would turn them all out 24/7 and have people feed and check them a few times a day.

I have wondered about a full livery service for rehab after an injury, or possibly a retirement livery. I think it would be quite reasonable to specify that visitors are welcome by appointment only. I couldn't be dealing with people turn up unnanounced at all hours!

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Holiday Livery - something people look for?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 07:03:49 pm »
It is not something that I have ever considered in over half a century plus of horse owning.  I think that the majority of people have their horses kept on a livery yard of one sort and another and there are people there that can look after them.  Those who keep them at home often have several other animals of various sorts that also need looking after as well hence having live in sitters.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Holiday Livery - something people look for?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 02:39:48 pm »
Iíve no idea if it would work where you are, nor even whether itís really an idea that has legs, but an old boyfriend said there was money to be made in putting up polo ponies in the areas near to polo grounds - during the polo season, of course.

And the other thing that would work I guess is if you have a good network of bridleways, people might bring their horses for a riding holiday based at yours?  The farm opposite us in Cumbria used to have a camping barn and some other economical self-catering, and some people would bring their horses for a riding holiday for them and the horses.  Some based themselves there, and some were riding the Hadrianís Wall coast to coast.
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