OP. Hope you find a suitable livery yard. I was born and brought up in Kilmacolm so you have brought back memories. Information which I have would be well out of date now!
SussanaF - That was an interesting link. I learned to ride at Margarets Mill in the 60s, around the time Pat was there and I remember Kirsty well! When reading her books I would recognise some of the ponies kept there. Maybe I should go to ebay and see if I could buy old books to jog my memories and take me back to happy times!
I remember Pat shouting at me once when my pony took off down a hill causing others to follow and some fell off!
Can still remember my favourite ponies - Dinky, Prince, Princess, Silver.