Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H7528607   Views: 786   Horse Owner: julanger Contact seller   Updated On: Nov 20, 2018

Bobsourown (Bobby)


Bobsourown (Bobby) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Bobsourown (Bobby) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Bobsourown (Bobby) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Bobsourown (Bobby) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Bobsourown (Bobby) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Bobsourown (Bobby) - 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
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse but IS NOT eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Thanks to Bobby I have regained my severely battered confidence and have done things with him I wouldn't have even thought of before (xc jumps I wouldn't have dreamed of) .

Owned since
September 2012
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.0 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
19 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
IRE20005402
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Novice
Reason for re-home/share
Change in family circumstances, divorce/separation, birth of new child, family bereavement
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, 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
10.5 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    A home where he will have other equine company. He enjoys going on fun rides and farm rides, jumping rustic fences and is very happy hacking out, alone or in company. I am 66!!! and at the moment he is being ridden by a girl who started riding him when she was 13.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bridle and GP saddle. When jumping a running martingale and sometimes a bubble bit (I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and sometimes feel I need the extra help of a slightly stronger bit - probably wouldn't need it if I was fully fit).

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Cross-country

162 centimeters
64 inches

Restrictions

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

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (100 miles):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

He sometimes has some minor stiffness but often rides through it - he is better in a straight line so work on a circle should be kept to a minimum. He has typical TB feet so cannot go barefooted!

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Only had boosters.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Nantwich Vetinary Group | 01270 628888 | The Equine Centre, Chester Road, Hurleston, Nantwich CW5 6BU | info@nantichequinevet.co.uk | nantwichvetgroup..co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Bobby is excellent in traffic and is used to tractors and JCBs of various sizes and descriptions. He is happy to hack alone or in company and has often given the lead to other, more nervous, horses.

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

He is a very happy hacker alone or in company and stays perfectly calm with the biggest lorries and farm machinery, often giving the lead to other horses.

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

I was quite nervous when I first bought Bobby, thinking I must be an idiot to buy a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse at my age (60). I needn't have worried. He is an absolute gentleman in all respects, easy to look after, gentle and willing. He is good to shoe, clip, for the dentist, to load, you name it and he does it with the horse equivalent of a smile. (He even takes a Polo from between my lips so gently)

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

Bobby is happy and willing in all respects but his age and racing days should be respected.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No vices.

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 100 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (100 miles):      

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.