Useful links to Local Businesses
Thornton Livery’s facilities are complimented by some excellent local equestrian businesses. To help you find exactly what you’re looking for we’ve provided a list of links to local equine services, suppliers and shops. If you would like your business to appear on this website please contact Jane Hunter on: 07896 030 674 or [email protected]
- Edinburgh Chickens
Beautiful, Healthy Hens for Sale. Point of lay chickens. We stock fancy garden breeds who make wonderful friendly pets and provide a supply of tasty eggs daily throughout the year!
- Francis Bakker MRCVS, Qualified Vet and Equine Dentist
Francisca has been a qualified vet for 15 years and she specialises in Equine Dentistry. She makes regular visits to Thornton.
- Mark Noble Equine Chiropractor
Mark Noble is equine chiropractor and has been a practicing animal physiotherapist in the North East for the last 16 years, being a fully certified member of the National Association of Veterinary Phy. Mark will travel as far north as Thornton and is highly recommended.
- Maeve Sheridan Chartered Human and VeterinaryPhysiotherapist
Maeve Sheridan is a Chartered Human and Veterinary Physiotherapist based in Edinburgh, providing horse and rider physiotherapy assessment and treatment in central Scotland.
- Heather McKay Vet Physio& Performance
As a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist Heather is able to provide a full spectrum of treatment modalities, including manual techniques and electrotherapies, selected in accordance with the patient's specific needs.
- Lisa Cleeton,
Veterinary Physiotherapy, Manipulation & Shiatsu
A fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, McTimoney-Corley Spinal Manipulator & Shiatsu Practitioner. Lisa has been running her own animal therapy business since 2007.
- Ruaraidh Robb Farriery
- Iain Marshall
07989 595 722
- Geoff Elphick
07727 178 083
- Sean Broadfoot
07858 478 465
- Gregor Brown
Feed Merchants and Tack shops
- Murray Farmcare
Choose from a huge selection of essential medicines and products for care of tack and equipment, fly control, grooming, horse care, rider wear, nutrition and feeding, paddock and stable, rugs and much more. Free delivery to your stable door at Thornton Livery. Online ordering available too.
Contact Scott Brown: 07889 854 989
- Drum Feeds
Our closest feed shop just a 6 mile drive. Drum feeds also stocks a large range of everything from supplements to riding wear and horse rugs.
Just a little further is Harbro, a 7 mile drive in Dalkeith Harbro stock many of the same products as the Drum but carry a wider range of saddlery and riding wear.
- Carrs Billington
Carrs Billington have a well stocked equestrian shop with an excellent selection of horse feeds in nearby Penicuik.
Freelance Grooms Services
- Dionne Urban
- Jo Bathgate
- Eric Gillie Ltd
Scottish based specialist horse transporters.
All United Kingdom, Ireland and occasionally Europe all destinations can be covered for delivery/collection of your horse/pony by their first class service.
- Brian's Equine Taxi
Local horse Transport service, fully insured and certificated.
Excellent service for short runs locally but can also go further afield.
- Hunter Holiday Cottages
Hunter Holiday Cottages provide 2 cosy self-catering cottages a stones throw from the livery yard on Thornton Farm. Very handy for sight seeing in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
Rug Wash and Repair
- Robinson’s Rug Wash
Robinson’s Rug Wash is an established horsewear laundry and repair company, just up the road from us.
- Trot on Rug Wash & Repair
Local Rug wash with pick up and delivery service.
- Stirlingshire Saddlery
Alene and Louise have been in the trade for 23 years and are both Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitters, they travel from Northern England to Orkney checking and fitting saddles.
- Kay Hastilow
Kay is a Master saddler, Qualified saddle Fitter and Past President of The Society of Master Saddlers. She is also a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant in Holland.
- Erland Milne
Erlend Milne has over 20 years experience as a dedicated and passionate saddle fitter. After qualifying as a Saddle Fitter and taking over Nimrod Saddlers (Est. 1972) in 1995, he has continued to build a loyal customer base throughout Scotland and overseas.
- Equitait Veterinary Practice
Equitait Veterinary Practice is a veterinary practice dedicated to the care and treatment of the equine population in the South East of Scotland and North Northumberland. Equitait is unique in that it is the only veterinary practice specialising solely in providing care for the horse-owning population of this area. Equitait provides a friendly, professional veterinary service which is committed to continuity of care for you and your horse
- The Clyde Vet Group
The equine division of seven equine vets is based in a purpose built hospital on the edge of Lanark.
We provide a primary service for horse owners from central Scotland and receive referrals from all over Scotland and the North of England. The equine division aims to offer a professional, efficient and compassionate service to our clients and their horses, as well as pursuing the goal of clinical excellence. We are the only private RCVS registered Equine Hospital in Scotland
- The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The Dick Vet Equine Practice works closely with the Equine Hospital where a full referral service is available for horses. Emergency 24 hour cover services are provided.
- Two Rivers Vets
Two Rivers Veterinary Practice provides comprehensive veterinary services in and around Biggar in South Lanarkshire and Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
- Central Equine Vets
Central Equine Veterinary Services Ltd is a first opinion, ambulatory (mobile) equine veterinary practice based in Edinburgh.