Top eventer Izzy Taylor, recently selected to represent Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in France, says her Avant compact tool carrier has revolutionised the way she runs her yard.
The little Finnish made machine was originally purchased to carry haylage out to the paddocks in winter to replace the slow and tedious use of wheelbarrows. However, having acquired the machine, Izzy soon discovered that it was able to make light work of many other everyday chores around her busy yard, currently home to some 25 horses.
In particular, the Avant now also tows the arena harrow and vacuum paddock cleaner on a daily basis as well as transporting haylage bales with a spike attachment and unloading feed and bedding deliveries with a set of quick to fit pallet forks. In addition, a standard loader bucket is perfect for general clean-up duties.
“It has become an indispensible member of the team” says Izzy, “And I really don’t know how we managed to cope before it arrived!”