Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H8827967   Views: 2966   Horse Owner: jacqbrown Contact seller   Updated On: Sep 13, 2018

David's Secret (Diego)


David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
David's Secret (Diego) - Thoroughbred - Chestnut

This donation has ended.

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 500 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Diego is a lovely horse to own, always pleased to see you and no trouble at all. He is only up for rehoming because we replaced our other horse which was on loan prior to purchase with Diego and then sadly had our other boy returned due to no fault of his own leaving us with an extra horse to afford and make time for. After a year of struggling to afford both I really have to now let him go. He is worth some money but I just want a lovely home for him.

Owned since
June 2017
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
8 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
8260GB45128818T
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Can no longer afford to keep it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling
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
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes full work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Diego would need to at least be able to see other horses but is happy in a paddock alone, ideally someone who will continue his schooling and hack him regularly. I am sure he has the potential to be a fantastic riding horse. He likes routine and loves his field so needs someone who can provide this and find time to give him more attention than I currently do.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle flash bridle and general purpose saddle 6

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling

165 centimeters
65 inches

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):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

Diego is on a supplement which makes him less excitable as TB horses naturally can be.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Diego has had his teeth routinely checked and attended to twice in the year I have owned him.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Swanspool veterinary surgery | 01933 222145 | London road, Wellingborough | Vets@swanspoolvets.com | www.swanspoolvets.com

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

I have never experienced an issue in traffic with Diego. He is kept on a busy farm, sees buses, lorries and all other traffic weekly.

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

Diego hacks alone or in company, he occasionally has a little nap when alone but always goes forward after some encouragement. Can get a little excited in company prior yo a regular canter but nothing worrysome.

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

Diego's new owner would need to be happy to ride him positively and be prepared to give him a smack with a jump stick if he has a little nap. Usually the right sort of correct riding and quick response means he won't need a smack.

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

Occasionally if napping , Diego might do a half hearted lift of his front feet and turn to the left . like any horse I can't say he would never buck or rear but it is not something he does. He will spook a little sometimes in the arena , but our arena is in the middle of a working farmyard so there is always something happening.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

No

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 500 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (500 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.