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Arwen


Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut
Arwen - Dutch Warmblood - Chestnut

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 200 miles radius from the current horse location
I bought Arwen in March 2018. I bought her to use as a light hack to ride out with my daughter on. Once she was back in condition it became clear she was not a novice hack.

Arwen is friendly and affectionate to have around. She is lovely to manage on the ground and is handled by my children daily. To ride she is quirky and unpredictable and needs an experienced home with an advanced rider if she is to be brought back into work. Arwen has a small BS and BE recorded up to 1 metre.

Owned since
March 2018
Sex
Mare
Height
16.0 hands
Breed
Dutch Warmblood (Pure Breed)
Age
15 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
03.009982
Passport Registration Agency
Anglo-European Studbook Ltd.
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Cannot manage horse's behaviour
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country
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
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (She has been out of work with me since April 2018. I am unsure of what work she has been in prior to buying her in March 2018)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Arwen requires and experienced home, although she is very straightforward on the ground this is not the case when ridden. I am hoping to match her to a suitable rider so she has a job to do. I would love to see her back in work enjoying being out and about.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Previous ridden in snaffle bridle with flash noseband and GP saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country

162 centimeters
64 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 200 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

I am not aware of any health issues. Arwen's previous owner has had her wolf teeth removed and ovaries checked. Since been with me she has had a full physiotherapy assessment. This states she is suitable to bring back into work and no concerns were noted. Arwen can get sore eyes and sun burn on her nose in summer. This is managed by wearing a fly mask in the day and applying sun cream,

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

N/A

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Gondas practice | 01709819888 | 16 blyth road, maltby, s66 8hx | unknown | www.gondasveterinartpractice.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

In the three times I have road her in traffic she has been fine. I have been informed by a previous owner she can kick out at cars if they drive up close behind her.

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

Arwen's behaviour when hacking is the same as described below. Arwen can go for long periods of time without displaying any negative behaviour but will randomly have episodes without warning when this occurs she will bronk and try to throw her rider off.

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

I have only ridden Arwen 3 times, on the 3rd occasion she bronked causing me to fall off. I have spoken with a previous owner who stated she has done this previously and there is no know cause for this behaviour, it is not believed to be related to any health issues. Arwen will often go for months without any issues but has had this pattern of behaviour for approximately the past 5 years. I do not have the confidence or experience to address this. She is perfect to handle on the ground.

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

As stated above Arwen can occassionally bronk and attempt to unseat her rider without warnng. Due to this she requires a confident rider who is able to manage and address this type of behaviour if/when it occours.

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 200 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (200 miles):      

Dutch Warmblood Horse

The head is well shaped, usually with a straight profile, and the neck is arched and well muscled, merging neatly into the withers, which are fairly prominent. The back is straight and fairly long, with the croup short, broad and flat. The tail is set high. The chest of this horse is deep and full and the shoulder is well sloped. The legs are b with a long forearm. Hindquarters are powerful and highly muscled, a characteristic inherited from the original and powerful farm horses of the Netherlands and a feature necessary for b movements.

Dutch Warmbloods are bred to perform in dressage and show jumping at the highest level. These horses are appealing modern horses, with great eagerness, reliability and intelligence.

Harness Horse:

The unique Dutch harness horse is bred to perform in driving competitions and in harness horse classes. This harness horse displays a long moment of suspension in the trot, a broadly moving foreleg with high knee action and a powerful carrying hindleg, in combination with a proud, high carriage, enhanced by the long, vertically set neck. The Dutch harness horse is principally harnessed in front of a light show carriage to enhance its unique action.

Gelderland Type:

With the merging of the local studbooks into one organization, some breeders decided not to follow the modern trend and continued to breed the traditional farm type of light draft horse - the Gelderlander. The KWPN created a special breeding direction for these breeders who wished to preserve this original type. The classic lines with the rich front and the enthusiastic performance of the Gelderland horse appeals to a large group of people. Because of its conformation, capacities and its willing and reliable character, the Gelderlander can perform equally well in harness and under saddle. This versatility give the Gelderlander high practical value.

Dutch Warmblood color:

  • most Dutch Warmbloods are black, brown, bay, chestnut, or grey, and white markings are not uncommon;

Dutch Warmblood size:

  • Dutch Warmbloodhorses average about 16.2 hh with some reaching 17 hh;

Dutch Warmblood weight:

  • is around 1430lb (650kg);

Dutch Warmblood temperament:

  • breeders pay particular attention to temperament. Privately owned stallions are only allowed to stud after passing rigerous testing focusing on confirmation, movement, temperament and close monitoring of progney.

Dutch Warmblood origin:

The Dutch Warmblood is a fairly modern breed that was derived from two native Dutch Breeds - the Gelderlander and the Groningen. The breeders intended to combine the best characteristics of each breed and then the resulting offspring were further refined with the introduction of Thoroughbred blood. This resulted in athletic horses, with good sloping shoulders, giving them a flatter and longer action, as well as longer necks and shorter backs than the native Dutch breeds. The addition of thoroughbred blood also improved the Dutch horses' scope and stamina. Dutch farmers earned their living with horses, so strict breeding practices have long been used. Other related Warmbloods, such as the Oldenburg and the Hanoverian, were used to clarify some minor conformation details and to emphasize the desirable calm temperament.

Dutch Warmblood health issues:

Dutch Warmbloods are sound and long-lived due to the stringent requirements placed on stallions and elite mares. While mild navicular changes, sesamoids, pastern arthritis and bone spavin may be permitted on radiographs, osteochondrosis in the hock or stifle is not allowed. Horses are disqualified from breeding for the following flaws: congenital eye defects, over- or underbite, lack of symmetry in stifles, hocks, hooves, or movement.

Dutch Warmblood uses:

No registry produced more successful international show jumping horses than the KWPN. For the 2007 year, Dutch Warmbloods were ranked #1 in jumping by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).The only registry more successful on the dressage "big tour" was the Hanoverian studbook; Dutch Warmbloods were ranked #2 in dressage in the WBFSH rankings in 2007 due to high placings in major events by horses such as Painted Black, Jazz and Idocus.In North America, the Dutch Warmblood is a favorite choice for the hunter ring.

Dutch Warmblood influence:

  • Gelderlander, Hackney, Thoroughbreds, Groningen, Holsteiners and Trakehners.

Dutch Warmblood interesting facts:

  • A Dutch warmblood stallion by the name of Uraeus plays Viggo Mortennson's horse in all three Lord of The Rings movies.