Livery in Currie / Balerno, Edinburgh

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Hi

I posted a thread a few days ago asking about livery in the Eddleston / Peebles area but the house move is now 99% off :mad: so I am staying put. I live in Currie and have been trying to get in touch with the owners of Midkinleith Livery - am I right in thinking that there are people on here that livery there or nearby?

I would ideally like grass / box type livery as it is for an Exmoor pony. I don't have him yet but would like to get something sorted so I can organise to get him up before we really get into winter.

All help gratefully received!!

Gillian
 

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no idea if MK have spaces, been told WK doesnt.

easterkinleith does but thats stable/grass, no school etc but MK is 30 seconds away and you can hire that:)
 

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there are a few yards up by the SSPCA and there is a gelding only yard in balerno, also the other way is woodhall farm which you can get to through juniper green:)
 

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Do you have contact details for MK? I drove up yesterday but there was nobody around. I left a note but it may have blown away!

I went to WK too and spoke to someone who said there might have been a couple of boxes, but he wasn't sure and I've taken the number of Sandy.
 

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was told yesterday sandy was full but building more stables, maybe someone else is leaving, its a nice yard, used to be there and my old sharer has her horse there:)

i am in balerno, rent a small yard there for my 2:)
 

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I knew someone who kept their pony there a wee while ago (Rupert, another Exmoor), and a few people I know were at the show this year with their Exmoors and said it was really nice. I think I'll give Sandy a call as well and see if he has space or will have space.

Thanks a million for the info.

Gillian
 

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he was a lovely old lad, felt so sorry for him:(

he was in the front block with my boy when i had him there.
 

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It certainly is a small world. He was lovely. Apparently he had pneumonia when he was a foal, hence his slightly reduced size and health issues, but he did them all proud in the end. I can't remember the name of Steven's step-daughter, but she loved him so much, we were all very sad at the end.
 

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gosh, i cant remember but shes still in the same house and shes a grown up lass now lol

i ended up moving my 2 to the middle yard and Rupert had my old box and the cut out section in the door:)

kind of got a bit too lively up there after that and i stayed well out the way lol
 

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Yes, I'm going back a bit and was just thinking she must be all grown up!! How time flies!! Must have been at least 6 or 7 years ago (or more...).

Lively is not what I'm looking for!! I want somewhere peaceful and quiet where I can get to know my new boy and go for lovely long hacks. The hacking from MK and WK looks fantastic. I drove past a track that went up the side of a field towards the Pentlands on my way back yesterday and the sight of it made me want to drool!! I've been pony-less for too long methinks!!

All going well I'm hoping to be able to arrange for him to come up in a few weeks. Although I'm in the process of kitting us both out as I had a flood in my garage that went unnoticed for a few weeks and which ruined all my pony stuff, and he's not coming with any tack. I got a L&R saddle on Ebay for a very good price, hoping like mad it fits. He also has SI so I need to get a couple of good fly rugs. And the rest!! Credit card is taking a hammering this month...
 

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bear in mind MK has a lot of kids around and is pretty busy as is WK now as sandy built new stables and i think is planning more, so its not that quiet.

the hacking is fantastic, never get bored of it:D

EK might be better for you as there is only 1 livery there with 3 ponies
 

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WK is fairly quiet - pass as to if new stables are getting built as us liveries in the new bit have got a whole load of winter hay & haylage in which is taking up all the spare space!!

As far as I know, no one is leaving in the near future and it is full at the mo.
 

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Cheers Jillybean - looks like a nice set-up at WK, shame it's full. I've sorted a space at MK, still no pony!

Think I've settled on an arrival date of 7th November though so not too long to wait.

I'm nervous! And excited!