Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H6827567   Views: 301   Horse Owner: lindajones Contact seller   Updated On: May 17, 2018

Dennis


Dennis - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Dennis - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Dennis - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut

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 £250 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 250 miles radius from the current horse location
He is intelligent; cheeky, loves human company (and the company of other horses), loves attention and loves to chat! He calls to you as soon as you come into sight (or sound). He gets very attached to his carer/s. Very easy to rug; clean feet, he's just a lovely, adorable boy who will make you smile a lot. He does get anxious if left on his own with no other horses near by. Very well mannered in-hand. He would happily be a companion but enjoys hacking out with a friend.

Owned since
August 2016
Sex
Gelding
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
Welsh Section D, Cob (Pure Breed)
Age
15 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
826 073 007355087
Passport Registration Agency
Pet-ID Equine
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
70 kg
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Last hacked end April 2018. If purchaser wants me to bring back into work for a couple of weeks that would not be a problem. )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Fairly experienced confident rider (having said that I had my first riding lesson aged 60; bought Dennis age 63 and riding him at 65). Not to be kept on his own. A home where he is in regular contact with humans as well as horses would be desirable He loves a fuss. He would like an owner who wants a one-to-one relationship. He will not jump; I was told when I bought him that he is afraid of jumps.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Standard tack as can be seen in the photo. Snaffle bit and cavesson noseband. I do not use a martingale or flash.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

147 centimeters
58 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 250 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Dennis passed a two stage vetting in 2016 when I purchased him. He was passed as "fit for purpose" for hacking and light schooling. which is what I wanted him for. He did not pass the flexion test and the vet told me that it would not be wise to use him for driving on hard surfaces. SEIB, my insurers, put an exclusion on the policy relating to "the hind limbs, the tendons and ligaments and the tendon sheaths of the front limbs". He has not been lame since I've owned him.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Only routine vet care; vaccinations, teeth and sheath cleaning carried out in 2017 and 2018. I wormed him once when he came and the last two egg counts have been negative. He does not take any medication.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Isle Veterinary | 01353 658241 | West Fen Rd. Ely | islevets@gmail.co | www.islevetgroup.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

He is un-phased by lorries, buses, tractors, trailers, bikes, joggers etc.

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

He is happy out in company but does not like to go out alone; as I do not like to hack alone I have not pushed this. I have walked him out in-hand on his own and he was okay but somewhat anxious especially when he could hear his field-mate calling.

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

He can get anxious hacking on a route he doesn't know; but that hasn't stopped us doing it. The rider just needs to be confident and tell him to get on with it! He is afraid of jumps and not keen on poles although I can walk him over them in-hand.

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

Only as described above, i.e driving on hard surfaces.

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

He is a good doer and will gain weight if he has unlimited access to grass. He has never had laminitis.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No problem when hacking; he is a forward ride; I never use a whip - he is afraid of them and you don't need it. He does not like going in the school. I had a menage built end 2017 because I want to do dressage but he does not! He is okay for a while in the school then starts to nap; the more I insist the more he naps. Does not rear or buck but stops listening to me. So I give up. If I just wanted to go on hacking I would not be giving him up. I bought another horse for dressage and can't look after two.

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?

Yes


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 250 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (250 miles):      

Welsh Section D, Cob

The Welsh Cob (Section D) is the largest size within the Welsh Pony and Cob breed registries. They must be taller than 13.2 hands(54 inches, 137 cm), with no upper height limit. They are used as riding animals for both adults and children, and are also used for driving. They are known for their hardiness and gentle nature.

Though they are the tallest and stockiest of the Welsh sections, the head remains full of pony character, with large eyes, and neat ears. The legs may be relatively short, also akin to pony proportions. Mature stallionshave somewhat cresty necks, those of mares are generally leaner. Like the section C, they have powerful, extravagant action. Greycoloring is rarer in the section D cob than other types of Welsh ponies, but bold white markingsare common.

Today, the Section D is best known for use in harness driving, but they are also shown under saddle and in hand. Like other Welsh ponies, Cobs are also exhibited over fences as hunters and jumpers.