Donation Type: Share   Donation Number: H4H1426383   Views: 742   Horse Owner: aoifa Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 22, 2017

Connie


Connie - Rocky Mountain Horse - Liver Chestnut
Connie - Rocky Mountain Horse - Liver Chestnut
Connie - Rocky Mountain Horse - Liver Chestnut
Connie - Rocky Mountain Horse - Liver Chestnut

To apply for this horse you will need to pay £10 to receive more information and be placed in contact with the owner. Please note that Horses4Homes is a welfare charity set up to help horses and people, as such we rely on donations to help cover our operational costs. If you would like to make an additional donation please visit: donation link.

Horses4Homes will provide a share agreement which will form part of your arrangement with the owner of the horse. Please refer to “SHARE ARRANGEMENTS” to find out what the owners requirements are for the horse’s management and any associated costs for the horse’s care. Please note the owner has requested an additional donation to be paid to the charity Horses4Homes to achieve its objectives of helping more horses and people.

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 20 miles radius from the current horse location
Connie is the sweetest, loving little mare you could wish for. She loves people. Loves hugs and grooming. And of course loves going out for rides. She lives a short ride from Dartmoor, where the hacking is amazing.
Connie is not suitable for a novice rider, due to being forward going and sometimes a little spooky. But is a fabulous ride for someone who knows what they're doing.
Oh, yes, Connie's most special attributes.... She a chocolate silver dapple gaited Rocky Mountain horse. Soooooo comfy to ride.

Owned since
June 2013
Sex
Mare
Height
14.0 hands
Breed
Rocky Mountain Horse (Pure Breed)
Age
21 years
Colour
Liver Chestnut
Passport number
826073006278181
Passport Registration Agency
Pet-ID Equine
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Ideally someone with knowledge of 'natural' horsemanship (not parelli) or willing to find out more. A lightweight adult, who is interested in finding out more about, and riding a gaited horse. Someone reliable and conscientious.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Connie is ridden in a fulmer snaffle, single joint mouth piece, no noseband. A Ghost saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling

142 centimeters
56 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 20 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (20 miles):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

Connie had a foal last year (2016) and has been ridden a little this year, but needs gently bringing back into full work.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

None

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Blackdown Equine Practice | 01626 824600 | The Old Dairy, Shadrack, Berry Pomeroy, Totnes TQ96LR | Office@blackdownequine.co.uk | blackdowneuqine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good in traffic. Although we are lucky to only have small quiet lanes to ride on.

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

Connie is a forward going ride, but easily slowed or stopped. She's snaffle mouthed, and is happy in company or alone (a little spooky out alone, but nothing major)

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

Connie came to me as a 'project' four years ago. She only had one speed then, a fast flat out gait! She didn't stand still at the mounting block for her rider to mount. I have retrained her, and she can happily, walk, gait (at various speeds) and canter. She stands at the mounting block, but sometimes forgets her training and moves away. I am happy to help/ show a sharer how to keep the 'standing still' - trained.

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

No, but is only available for hacking.

Explanation whether this horse is simply a good doer or whether he is prone to laminitis

She is restricted on a grass track during the grass growing season. To manage weight.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No. Other than very small spooks if something surprises her.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

No

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?

Yes

  • you will be allowed to ride the horse 5 days a week
  • during summer and winter complete this amount of work/duties: To take a turn at mucking out the shelter, fill hay hutch as required, feed. Same summer and winter.
  • make a monthly donation of £10 to the charity Horses4Homes
  • make a monthly contribution of £100 to the keep of this horse to be paid to the animal's owner

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 20 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (20 miles):      

Rocky Mountain Horse

The breed is best known for gentleness. It is an easy keeper and a wonderful riding horse with a strong heart and endurance. Many of the horses are descendants of Tobe, a stallion owned by Sam Tuttle who stated that he bred for the smooth four beat saddle gait, the excellent disposition, and its versatility.

The horse must have a wide chest sloping 45 degrees on the shoulder, and have bold eyes and well-shaped ears.

The horse must have a natural ambling, four-beat gait (single foot or rack), with no evidence of pacing. When the horse moves you can count four distinct hoof beats, which produce a cadence of equal rhythm just like a walk: left hind, left fore, right hind, right fore. Each individual horse has its own speed and natural way of moving, traveling at 7 to 20 miles per hour. This naturally occurring gait is present from birth and does not require training aids or action devices.

Rocky Mountain Horse color:

  • Rocky Mountain Horse is best-known for its characteristic coloration: chocolate-brown body color and flaxen mane and tail, an expression of the uncommon silver dapple gene. But Rocky Mountain Horses can be any solid coat color. Facial markings are acceptable so long as they are not excessive. There may not be any white above the knee or hock.


Rocky Mountain Horse size:

  • Rocky Mountain Horse must stand between 14.2 and 16 hands high.


Rocky Mountain Horse weight:

  • Rocky Mountain Horses usually weigh 850 – 1000lbs (385 - 450kg).


Rocky Mountain Horse temperament:

  • Rocky Mountain Horse is a horse breed of a gentle temperament.


Rocky Mountain Horse life expectancy:

  • Mountain horses are known for their long life span.


Rocky Mountain Horse origin:

  • United States.


Rocky Mountain Horse uses:

  • Today the Rocky Mountain Horse is being used as a pleasure horse, for trail and competitive or endurance riding. As show horses, the breed is rapidly gaining in popularity because of its beauty and unique way of moving in the ring.