Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H7228620   Views: 543   Horse Owner: buster123 Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 31, 2018

Buster


Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa
Buster - Appaloosa cross - Appaloosa

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 £150 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 500 miles radius from the current horse location
Buster is a lovely person. He has been a great first pony for our teenager. Unfortunately our very tall daughter has outgrown him quicker than we expected and vetting by prospective purchasers revealed a spherical translucent defect of the lens nucleus in both eyes causing aberrations in refraction. At this point in time, his eyes are having no effect on his daily duties, hence why our teenage daughter is still riding him. He is however not a novice ride and requires a competent and confident rider.

Owned since
October 2016
Sex
Gelding
Height
13.3 hands
Breed
Appaloosa cross (Part Breed)
Age
10 years
Colour
Appaloosa
Passport number
826069 000170989
Passport Registration Agency
Horse Passport Agency Ltd
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Originally bought for my teenage daughter as her first pony for Pony Club, hacking, jumping, fun rides. Sadly outgrown earlier this year, vetting by a prospective buyer highlighted that both of his eyes have a spherical translucent defect of the lens nucl
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, 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
8 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    He is an ideal companion pony as he very much prefers company, he loves attention, and at this point in time is able to be ridden. He has both lived in and out in the past, currently out during the day and in a stable at night. We understand his eyes may at some point deteriorate but this can take years. Checks from vets to keep on top of things will be sensible, and perhaps just a hacking home now or companion home. He has been and is a fabulous childs pony, just such a shame he has this condition.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    He wears a cob-size bridle, with a martingale (purely because he has no mane, not because of any other issues), and a Neue Shule Salox bit. Is available without a saddle as his current saddle is slightly too long for him but was professionally fitted to accommodate our daughters very long legs.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking

139 centimeters
55 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 500 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Has very mild sweet itch which we have always been able to manage through diet and rugs.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Pre-purchase vetting in February 2018 revealed a spherical translucent defect of the lens nucleus in both eyes causing aberrations in refraction.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Equus Vets | 01837 214004 | 64 Fore Street, North Tawton, Devon, EX20 2DT | info@equusvets.co.uk | www.equusvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Has always behaved well in traffic. Our yard is on a country lane and he regularly hacks out.

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

Buster is happy hacking out both alone and in company. In company he is fine in front, a little slow; behind he can at times get a little excited.

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

He is not a novice pony or for a rider looking for their first pony. He would suit a confident and competent teenager/young adult looking to progress to their second pony.

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

None. Only to now keep an eye on his eyesight and be sympathtic to that and safe when children are involved.

Details of any problems when being ridden

He can occasionally put in a small buck when transitioning from trot to canter and if he's behind when hacking. A rider with a strong leg does make a positive difference to this.

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 500 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (500 miles):      
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