Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H5826631   Views: 2773   Horse Owner: jbannister Contact seller   Updated On: Dec 11, 2017

15hh Connemara Gelding


15hh Connemara Gelding - Connemara - Bay Roan
15hh Connemara Gelding - Connemara - Bay Roan

If you choose to apply for this horse and are selected as the most suitable applicant you will be required to pay the standard donation of £50 which includes the cost of a rehome, loan or share agreement, and the work undertaken by the charity. The following additional donation and commitment has been requested by the owner to be paid to the charity by the successful applicant in respect of their horse:

  • make a one-off donation of £150 to Horses4Homes Foundation

Please take note:

  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
  • It is possible to ask owners questions via the messaging system prior to submitting an application
  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 30 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Ned is a sensible but enthusiastic little horse. He is extremely well behaved on the ground and when ridden but does love life and can be keen during trot/canter work - relatively often squealing and sometimes having a buck when out of the arena. He is not strong and is mainly ridden bitless. Despite having developed low level lameness on his left fore he is not ready to be retired as he enjoys work and having a job. I currently hack several times a week at walk and trot and compete at occasional trec.

Owned since
November 2012
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.0 hands
Breed
Connemara (Pure Breed)
Age
9 years
Colour
Bay Roan
Passport number
S3-372100400003095
Passport Registration Agency
British Connemara Pony Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
The horse has low level lameness and can no longer compete.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I am looking for a light weight, competent adult rider with soft hands who has an interest in hacking and horsemanship. Ideally I would like someone to keep him at our current yard which has very good hacking onto the Harewood Estate, but would consider a move to a long-term, experienced, kind home.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Bitless bridle, leather GP saddle and over reach boots.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking

152 centimeters
60 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 30 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Ned has very sadly developed discomfort in his fetlock presenting as low level (2/10) lameness on a circle at trot and so after much investigation and on veterinary advice he is being offered as a light hack/ light schooling horse. Ned has mild sweet itch which is managed with a full bug rug during the summer/warmer months. He also occasionally gets mud fever during the winter which is easily kept a bay with a cream.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Ned has occasional discomfort in his left fore fetlock presenting as low level (2/10) lameness on a circle at trot. The lameness causes some tension through his neck and shoulder and 2+ yearly visits from the McTimoney/physio will be needed to keep him comfortable. Ned wears heart-bar shoes on his front feet.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Bishopton Vets | 01765 602396 | Ripon, North Yorkshire | equine@bishoptonequinevets.co.uk |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Extremely good. Ned lives on a farm and is used to the farm machinery. I hack almost every day and he is perfect with traffic on nearby lanes (which are sometimes busy). In my experience he is sensible and does not panic in any situation.

Please describe your horses behaviour when hacking out alone and in company

Ned will hack alone and in company and is always extremely well behaved. He can be keen during trot/canter work - relatively often squealing and sometimes having a little buck, purely down to excitement.

Details of any individual behavioural traits which may influence the type of person best suited to take on the horse

Ned can get excited when ridden and is known to have a little buck on occasion when out hacking so novice riders who may be easily unseated are not advised.

Details of the activities that the horse must not participate in due to previous injury

Jumping, heavy schooling.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Occasional bucking and general enthusiasm.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?

No


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 30 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (30 miles):      

Connemara

Named after the area of Connaught in Ireland. Its origins are unclear. They are bred all over Europe, Australia, and America, and compete in most equestrian activities: dressage, show jumping, cross country, long-distance riding, hunting and driving.

Height:

  • 13-14 hands

Color:

  • most often grey, also dun (gray-brown), brown, bay, black, roan, or chestnut

Personality:

  •  hardy, gentle, strong, and intelligent, making them ideal for both adults and children to ride.