Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H3825438   Views: 142   Horse Owner: rubyjude Contact seller   Updated On: Jun 17, 2017

Arg


Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald
Arg - Dartmoor - Skewbald

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 £200 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 50 miles radius from the current horse location
Arg is a 6 year old Dartmoor X Icelandic and i have owned him since he was 6 months old. He has been professionally backed but is not a novice ride off lead rein. On lead rein he is great and has been taken out on group hacks through busy traffic and behaved amazingly. My 8 year old sister can catch him from the field and lead him by herself. He is good with children and has never kicked or bitten anyone. I have ridden him several times but i feel i am too big to be his permanent rider.

Owned since
October 2011
Sex
Gelding
Height
12.3 hands
Breed
Dartmoor (Part Breed)
Age
6 years
Colour
Skewbald
Passport number
826069000187184
Passport Registration Agency
Horse Passport Agency Ltd
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
No he can live out all year round
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?
No but could be brought back into work (He is ridden occasionally but i don't have a small enough rider to keep him in regular work)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Arg would be suited to an experienced equestrian family with young children that would work with him to release his full potential. On lead rein he can be used for beginners. Off lead rein he needs a more experienced rider. He is a much loved member of the family and i would want to visit him regularly.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle mouthed bridle. T4 synthetic pony saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

129 centimeters
51 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 50 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (50 miles):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

Up to date with all vaccinations and teeth.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Dentist says wolf teeth are coming through but if they don't cause a problem then they don't need to be removed. If they need to be removed then i will pay.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

B & W Equine | 01275 392956 | Failand | trina.snelgrove@bwequinevets.co.uk | http://www.bwequinevets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

In light traffic Arg is great. Has been known to spook at push bikes. In December we went on a 4 hour hack through busy traffic with other horses and he was perfect.

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

Arg is rarely hacked out alone as he is mainly used as a lead rein so there is normally someone walking along side him. In company he is good but can get agitated if the other horses trot off without him and he is held back. (Not an issue when on lead rein)

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

He is only 6 so he is not a perfect novice ride.

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

no

Details of any problems when being ridden

No problems on lead rein. Off lead rein he has reared once.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

No he can live out all year round

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 50 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (50 miles):      
Dartmoor

The Dartmoor pony has inhabited the moorland of Southern Devon for many years and is related to the Exmoor pony. During an archaeological excavation in the 1970s hoof-prints were found showing that domesticated ponies existed at that time, but the first written record of ponies on Dartmoor is a reference to the ‘wild horses’ of Ashburton, owned by the Bishop of Crediton in AD 1012.  

Dartmoor ponies were used to carry tin from the mines and when the mines closed they were left free to roam on the moor. Dartmoor ponies were also used as pack-horses for transporting goods, for farm work, to pull trucks of granite up and down the tramway, and to pull wagons from the coal mines with the ponies being stabled underground and never seeing daylight after arriving at the pit.

The Dartmoor pony is currently listed as a 'rare breed' by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as there are less than 1,000 breeding mares remaining. They still roam the moors today, with other ponies of different and/or unknown breeding. In the autumn of each year the ponies on the moor are rounded-up in the Dartmoor Pony Drift, sorted by owner and the foals weaned. Some are then selected for sale with the remainder being returned to the moor.

Height:
  •  the Dartmoor pony stands up to 12.2 hh.
Colour:
  •  the Dartmoor pony is bay, brown or black although other colours may occur.
Breed Characteristics:
  •  the Dartmoor pony has a small head with large eyes, strong neck, well laid back and sloping shoulder, strong back and hindquarters. It is hardy, strong, versatile, a good jumper, long lived and has good stamina.
Temperament:
  •  the Dartmoor pony is reliable, sensible, kind and quiet.
Uses Of The Dartmoor Pony:

The Dartmoor pony is an excellent child's pony although it can also carry a small adult quite easily. As children's ponies they are used in dressage, show jumping, cross country, one day events and make great family ponies. Dartmoor ponies also make good driving ponies and are used in the sport of carriage driving.