Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H5029567   Views: 309   Horse Owner: amyottman1   Updated On: Sep 11, 2019
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Basil

Basil - Thoroughbred - Bay
Basil - Thoroughbred - Bay
Basil - Thoroughbred - Bay
Basil - Thoroughbred - Bay

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 donation of £300 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
I have owned Basil for over 10years and he has brought so much joy to my riding. He loves routine in the winter and prefers to be out. He has his little quirks but what horse doesn't. We have achieved loads over the past 10years and currently he has been on loan to a 16year old who has enjoy bringing his jumping on and perfecting her dressage however due to slight lameness in shoulder he can no longer do the things she requires him to do. He is only currently be hacked to once a week with light walk/trottin

Owned since
January 2008
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.0 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
18 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
IRE22064232
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Novice
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light 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
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Basil will be great for some only wants to do light hacking now and again ie: once a week to only once a month, as he is very good horse to just get back on after not riding for months. Ideally the person would only enjoy walking and trotting only, equally he would make a great companion horse.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle mouth bridle. GP saddle with adjustable saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking

162 centimeters
64 inches

Restrictions

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

Relevant health or lameness issues

Basil has been diagnosed with Borderline Cushing's Disease. The test was done under a free medical test, so he has not had the official Cushing Disease test however the first test done under a medical scheme showed that he putridity gland was over-reactive which is a high sign that he has developed cushing's. Basil is on no medication as he has no clinical signs.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Basil has received flexon test due to swelling in tendons, fullness of whole leg on repeat occasion. Both check where done in two months of each other and he only received bute to try and help bring the swelling done. Basil never showed and sign of pain and vets were happy at the time that his tendon was fine.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Bell Equine | 01622 813700 | 104 Butcher's Ln, Mereworth, Maidstone ME18 5GS | info@bellequine.com | www.bellequine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

he is good in traffic and has never known to spook.

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

He prefers company but only with another horse that is only allowed to walk and trot. He is currently hacked out on his own but he can be testing, so you need to be confident.

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

Basil needs routine - in at night, out in the day. he can live out in the summer but prefers a stable in the winter. he has been known to be difficult to catch but since retirement he has shown no signs of this behaviour. he must be turnout with gelding only or with more then one horse as he can become attached to only one horse.

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

known to nap if in regular work otherwise if you ride now and again he doesn't have any issues.

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

Thoroughbred