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  1. Can someone help? I'm moving up in 3 weeks (possibly 4 weeks). I have a horse that will be moving up with me. I'm using Eric Gillies to get her from Buckinghamshire to Aberdeen. Then she will go on the ferry and be in the care of the ferry all the way to Lerwick. She needs to be collected from the ferry in Lerwick, taken off, and taken to Yell which is where my land is (Sellafirth). At this point, I don't know if I'll be up a day or two before, or a day or two after, her arrival... I'm desperately trying to find someone who can collect her and watch over her (on their land temporarily). If I'm already on my land, I can meet her with the person at Lerwick and take her straight to my home. I don't have the licence or vehicle to take her myself. I've tried contacting Shetland Equestrian Centre three times but have had no replies. I'm so worried that I won't be able to bring her up... Does anyone know anyone who might be able to help?? She is a heavy 16.2hh Percheron mare. Insured under BHS Gold and fully passported. She is being wormed in a week. I would pay for fuel, time, etc etc.
  2. I want to build a simple shelter for my horses that really does not cost the earth as I am on an incredibly limited budget for the next few months. I have the remnants (half wall height) of an old rock pig/store barn. Small but enough to have my horses stand in. They do this already to keep their legs out of the wind to give them some protection. I'm wanting to put posts along it on the inside or outside of this thing and then put corregated metal up to form an A shape which'll provide some decide protection when they want it. To keep the metal up in this shape, I'm thinking I'll need an A-frame along the building? The problem I have is that I am not good at DIY except putting basic posts in (dig a hole and fill it) and A-frames can mount the cost up. I'm going to try and price up what I need and see if anyone on Yell is willing to help me for a bit of cash-in-hand. Does anyone have any suggestions as to cheap alternatives? Just incase I can't make this option happen. Thanks x
  3. I have a horse that'll be moving with me to Yell. Either on Yell or the main island, is there a farrier? If not, is there a farrier that comes every 8 weeks, perhaps from Orkney or something? And what is the typical rate for a trim and mustang roll for an unshod large draft. Thanks x (Ps: Sorry for all the questions these past few days... just want to get things in order before heading up).
  4. Alan Tait Registered Farrier from Orkney will be in Shetland 7th - 14th November for shoeing and trims - most people are on my e mailing list but thought I would try here incase we are missing anyone who needs their horses feet looked at. Please PM, e mail stromfirth@btinternet.com or call 01595 840283
  5. All events open to the public - so come and have a go Riding and learning how to look after horses! Friday 17th - Gymkhana Games this is aimed at children age 5 and above, its a fun way to ride ponies/horses in a safe area learning how to do games and work as part of a team - 10am - 1pm, Cost £20 Sunday 19th - Stable Management - aimed at anyone age 7 and over including adults of all abilities as we will split into groups if numbers allow - come and learn all the different aspects of looking after horses on a day to day basis including mucking out, grooming, health, first aid and lots more... Hoping to make this into a regular block group with our own certificates but will use this date to guage interest. 2pm - 4pm, Cost £15 Tuesday 21st - Own A Pony Day - aimed at children age 5 and above, a day where you have the chance to work with a pony/horse and learn daily tasks of grooming, tacking up, feeding etc.. the day also includes 2 rides. 10am - 3pm, Cost £25 Monday 27th - Own A Pony Day - Same as above Wednesday 29th - Gymkhana Games - Same as above We are the only registered pony club centre in Shetland and are affiliated to The Pony Club for more information please look at www.pcuk.org and www.shetlandequestriancentre.com We currently have spaces for joining pony club and operate all year around with weekly sessions, if you are a member of pony club you have more opportunities and activities including pony club rallies where we use an instructor from the mainland over the space of 2/3 days for training, testing and lots of fun, the chance to take part in shows in shetland including Voe Show and Cunningsburgh Show, all above activities at a discounted rate and lots more..... For more info on any of above or Pony Club please PM me or call 01595 840 283
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