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    The Benefit of Livery Contracts by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList It is now recommended industry standard for livery yard owners to have livery contracts in place between themselves and their livery clients. This is whether you offer basic grass livery, or a fully services bespoke full livery package. Not only will this help you keep proper records of your clients, but also he...

    The Right Insurance For Your Yard by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList Running a livery yard is hard, with a lot of responsibility for both running the business and being responsible for the animals in your care. Whether you run a small yard at home, or a large commercial equestrian centre, insurance should be an important consideration. There is a misconception, especially on DI...

    Moving Livery Yards by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList As with any business, clients of livery yards come and go. Some horse owners move very rarely and only through necessity, others move more regularly simply because they feel a better offer comes along. Spring and autumn are the most popular times for horse owners to start thinking about moving yard, with lots of movements o...

    Making Your Livery Yard Pay by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList Spring is a popular time for new yards to open, and for established yard owners to review the previous year. This can range from yards based at large equestrian centres, to people offering livery at their private yard at home. Competition is fierce for affordable livery and it’s easy to provide com...

    Avoiding Common Mistakes As A New Livery Yard Owner by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList Taking on an established yard with established clients can be a great way of entering the livery yard ‘market’, whilst others start afresh with a brand-new yard and a brand-new business. Either way, running a livery yard isn’t just about the horses, but more importantly about ...

    Horse Passports and Knowing Your Responsibilities as an Owner by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList Confused by the new legislation for Horse Passports? Unsure who should hold passports as a yard owner or horse owner? Below we outline the basics of a Horse Passport and answer some of the most commonly asked questions… Since the introduction of the Horse Passport in 2004,...

    Who To Ask For Advice by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList The range in experience and knowledge of horse owners across the UK varies remarkably. Many horse owners have owned or worked with equines their entire life and are a wealth of knowledge, others may be novice and inexperienced owners finding themselves in unfamiliar territory should problems arise....

    Equine Professionals and Your Yard by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList Having horses, whether your own or clients, comes with responsibility. One of those responsibilities is ensuring the welfare of those animals on your premises. This will often include the timely provision of services undertaken by external businesses such as vets, dentists or farriers. Similarly, as a ci...

    The Real Cost of Strangles by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList When many people think of strangles, they think of yards on shut down, horses with pus-filled ulcers and expensive vet visits. Strangles can be a debilitating illness for horses but can be equally as debilitating for livery yards and their owners as well. There are over 600 confirmed cases of Strangles in the UK e...

    Finding A Winter Proof Livery Yard by Cheryl Johns, Founder of LiveryList   The winter months bring with them cold, wet and mud. Not the ideal conditions to try to care for horses, especially if your yard isn’t well-equipped to deal with such weather. Many horse owners seek new livery arrangements in the autumn- with October and November being the busiest time f...

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