Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H8326691   Views: 1034   Horse Owner: emmieloo002 Contact seller   Updated On: Jan 05, 2018

Benny


Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - Thoroughbred - Bay
Benny - 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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Benny should have been born a lap dog, not a horse! He loves attention and having a fuss! He loves to work and will always try his hardest for you.

Owned since
April 2009
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
12 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
985101045061590
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Benny isn't going to do the job I want to do (eventing), because of that he is always the one that gets dropped if I have lack of time. He excels at dresssge, a discipline I'm not a huge fan of, he deserves a home where he is No.1 and will do a job
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Showing
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
13 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Benny would be suited to a hacking/dressage home, he no longer jumps - so not suitable for anyone wanting to SJ/ XC etc. He works at Elementary level dressage at home, and has had a couple of BD outings at that level. He would love to turn his hoof to a bit of dressage to music!

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    French link Flash noseband Dressage saddle Prolite/sheepskin saddle pad

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Showing

160 centimeters
63 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Benny was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012 which made him very poorly. He was successfully medicated and has had no further issues since. It has left him a bit sensitive, he hates things on the ground - hence he no longer jumps, he hates touching poles or knocking jumps now and goes into a melt down if he does! Also hoses on the floor - he is fine to be bathed and have his legs hosed, but you just have to be mindful with what you are doing with the hose!

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Nothing in last 12 months except from usual vaccinations. Only other major veterinary attention was for Lymes back in 2012 - I am happy for vet to be contacted regarding this.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Sussex Equine Hospital | 01903883050 | Pulborough, RH20 3BB | info@sussexequinehospital.co.uk | www.sussexequinehospital.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

100% - He is brilliant! We ride over motorway flyovers with no issues!!

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

Alone - 100% in traffic, can be a bit sharp, never bucks or rears, just spooks a bit dramatically sometimes, but gets over it and doesn't dwell on anything. In company - pretty much the same, can switch off and get a bit lazy if in behind.

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

Very mild weaving at feed times only (can't emphasise how mild this is, no need for a 'V') Very friendly, 'in your face' kind of chap, but mannerly with it.

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

Jumping of any kind

Details of any problems when being ridden

Never bucks / rears, can need a bit of leg sometimes, but wouldnt ever describe him as 'nappy'

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 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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Thoroughbred

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word "thoroughbred" is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered a hotblooded horse, known for their agility, speed and spirit.

The head should be correctly proportioned to the rest of the body, displaying a good flat forehead and wide-set intelligent eyes. Carried relatively low, the head should sit well on a neck which is somewhat longer and lighter than in other breeds.

Good quality Thoroughbreds have high withers, a deep chest, a short back, good depth of hindquarters, a lean body, and long legs.

Color: Thoroughbred horses are most often bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or gray. The can also be roan, palomino or white. Coat patterns that have more than one color on the body, such as Pinto or Appaloosa, are not recognized by the breed registries.

Size: Thoroughbreds usually stand between 15 and 17 hands high.

Weight: Thoroughbred can weigh in range of 1000 to 1200lbs (450-550kg).

Temperament: Being a hot-blooded horse, the Thoroughbred is courageous and alert. Sometimes nervous, these horses are spirited and excitable. As true racing machines, the Thoroughbred is fast and athletic.

Life expectancy: Average life span of a Thoroughbred horse is somewhere between 25 to 35 years, depending on the health care provided.

Origin: The Thoroughbred's genetic origin is Arabian. The founding Arabian stallions which were brought to Britain in the late 1600s and early 1700s were bred to domestic mares.

Thoroughbred uses:

Although the Thoroughbred is primarily bred for racing, the breed is also used for show jumping and combined training because of its athleticism, and many retired and retrained race horses become fine family riding horses, dressage horses, and youth show horses. The larger horses are sought after for hunter/jumper and dressage competitions, whereas the smaller horses are in demand as polo ponies.

Thoroughbred influence: Arabian, Barb and Turk.