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Discuss Stables at Aldershot??? in Patch and Pads on Rear Party; Hiya, Im moving to Aldershot in march and will be getting myself a new horse once weve moved, I was wondering if anyone knows if there are stables on the camp at Aldershot, and if ...
  
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    Stables at Aldershot???

    Hiya,

    Im moving to Aldershot in march and will be getting myself a new horse once weve moved, I was wondering if anyone knows if there are stables on the camp at Aldershot, and if there are, can wives use them for their own horses or are they just for military horses?

    If not, are there any stables close to the camp?

    thanks Ellie

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    If you contact the army saddle club at Larkhill, they may have a list of all military saddle clubs in the Uk so would know if there is one in Aldershot.

    Failing that, the New Rider website and BHS website have lists of livery yards, and if you don't have your horse yet you'll have plenty of time to vet the places before he/she arrives.

    Good luck, hope you find a lovely horse - I'm looking after a friends at the moment and it's the best therapy there is I'll finally buy one when he leaves, I've waited patiently for 20 years and now we're in our last posting it's just around the corner and I feel like a kid a Christmas!!

    Al.

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    HI Ellie

    I keep my horses at a yeard near aldershot in Normandy, bout 10mins away, what sort of thing are you looking for?

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Good luck with your horse hunt, vet the stables carefully.

    I must say having had horses most of my life its this time of year that I definately dont miss getting to the stables at 5am to turn out/much out etc!!

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    tell me about it boogie!! i was out for 3hours in the dark and rain last night fixing electric fencing!! Then tripped over my own feet n landed face first in the thickest gloopiest mud in the world!!!!
    Aaaaah horses gotta love em!!!

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Hiya,

    Im looking for DIY but possibly where someone can do turnout for me some mornings and cover the odd weekend.

    I dont drive but will have a little moped or motorbike to get to the yard so pref near to camp.

    Would need to have a school as will be re-schooling a racehorse as going to the sales in April so will need a yard from then.

    I know its not for a while but Im trying to find out what sort of thing is out there so that im prepared nice and easy!!!

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    Im not going to patronise you if you are an experience horse woman but take it from someone who knows, buying an ex-racehorse from the sales isnt always the way forward. Trust me, been there, done it and got the very very expensive t-shirt!!

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    Thats ok Boogie, I can see where your coming from, altho Ive never had my own ex-racehorse ive worked as the rider at a yard that had a couple of ex-racehorses for me to re-school, plus I get bored with push button horses and love haing a project to get my teeth into, I always ride the mental cases that no one else will touch!!! all my horses Ive owned have been the rejects that with hard work and paitence have turned into the horses everyone wants to steal!!! :P

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    Im not talking about them being mad, thats one of the things I love about thoroughbreds, they are also very soft natured animals, just a little highly strung.

    If you do want to buy one from a sale I cannot insist enough that you only buy one under the agreement that if it does not pass a vetinary by YOUR vet then you dont have to buy, unfortunately they wont usually allow this at the sales, they will say the horse has been vetted, it probably has but the horse will have probably been sedated for the vet beforehand or the vet isnt as rigerous as they should be.

    My ex racehorse had a whole manner of things wrong with him and I spent a fortune trying to get him right, they often suffer from bad backs caused by racing injuries, my old horse was always injured, if not through back/joint problems then by his own doing by playing like a colt in the field.

    I cant stress highly enough how important it is to get a horse vetted by your own vet.

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie
    If you do want to buy one from a sale I cannot insist enough that you only buy one under the agreement that if it does not pass a vetinary by YOUR vet then you dont have to buy, unfortunately they wont usually allow this at the sales
    Unfortunatly thats not something that they will allow at the sales, however you can buy them either sold as seen or subject to vetting, I will be going for the latter as for 150 they then vet them in front of you and will produce a valid vetting certificate and if they then fail the vetting there you dont have to buy the horse, you can also get blood tests done for an extra 125.

    If you then get the horse home and you get the horse vetted and the horse then fails for something that the original vetting passed it for you can then return the horse to the vendor and get your money back.

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Sales must be different everywhere in the country, we never used to buy unless we got a cert from our own vet.

    Good luck with your purchase!!

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie
    Im not talking about them being mad, thats one of the things I love about thoroughbreds, they are also very soft natured animals, just a little highly strung.

    If you do want to buy one from a sale I cannot insist enough that you only buy one under the agreement that if it does not pass a vetinary by YOUR vet then you dont have to buy, unfortunately they wont usually allow this at the sales, they will say the horse has been vetted, it probably has but the horse will have probably been sedated for the vet beforehand or the vet isnt as rigerous as they should be.

    My ex racehorse had a whole manner of things wrong with him and I spent a fortune trying to get him right, they often suffer from bad backs caused by racing injuries, my old horse was always injured, if not through back/joint problems then by his own doing by playing like a colt in the field.

    I cant stress highly enough how important it is to get a horse vetted by your own vet.
    I have to say that Boogie has a valid point. I spent 6 years working in Newmarket with racehores and I can vouch for the fact that we sent a few through the lower class sales (Ascot, Doncaster) with old injures. Because they are so young when they begin training (not even 2 years old when they are broken) for some their immature bodies/anatomy just cannot cope with the rigours of training. Back problems in particular are rife as well as problems with legs, knees in particular. That said if you know what you are doing an absolute bargain can be picked up for under a grand as long as you aRe prepared to perhaps turn them away for a year of so to allow them to grow and mature a bit and then stat from scratch. We used to break them in less then two weeks from start to finish and have them cantering. It was a necessary evil given that we often had thirty or more to break and ride away!!

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Mine suffered from major back problems mainly due to his ringbone which alot of ex-racehorses are prone to as smartcookie said their bodies cannot cope with the training at such a young age resulting in problems for life, I had one of the best back women in the country come to see him and she said my horse had a permanant headache which was heartbraking to hear but at least I could help him, mine was also a nightmare to school, he was 11 when I got him and had never been schooled properly, so he just thought he should go in a straight line, he didnt know the meaning of bending lol!!

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    Re: Stables at Aldershot???

    Hiya,

    Things have changed majorly on my horse plans!!! I have bought my sisters horse from her and have her now!! Mums going to look after her down here nr blandford once weve moved and I have a new job.
    Shes very well behaved, grey, 15.3hh 15yr old polish wb mare.

    As soon as I have a job I'll move her up to aldershot so Im reconing I need a yard from about may time.

    I only need DIY but with assisted to cover turnout in the morning and the odd weekend/day. Pref not too expensive as well!!!
    And not too far from waterloo park as I dont drive, hubby will take me to the yard every day apart from when hes away so on those times I'll need to catch the bus or cycle.

    Anyone know of a yard that might be suitable?

    Thanks, Ellie xx

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