Don | Horses4Homes - Safely Rehoming Horses
Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H4427921   Views: 398   Horse Owner: sarahprz Contact seller   Updated On: Aug 06, 2018

Don


Don - Irish Sport Horse - Bay
Don - Irish Sport Horse - 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 one-off donation of £450 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
I love my horse but I have lost my confidence following a bad fall from a different horse and I am not longer confident enough to ride him. He can be challenging as he is a rescue horse and can panic. When he was in regular work I took him cross-country schooling and to unaffiliated dressage on occasion. He was good to hack, always easy to stop and has a massive jump! He is extremely good natured but my lack of confidence is causing a lack of confidence in him. Before I bought him he had apparently hunted.

Owned since
April 2012
Sex
Gelding
Height
17.2 hands
Breed
Irish Sport Horse (Part Breed)
Age
12 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
372414004334724
Passport Registration Agency
Other Passport Issuing/Registration Organisation
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
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, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions
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
14 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Someone who is confident with big horses. Don likes to live out with other horses and currently lives out year round, 24 hours a day. He would be unhappy if he were turned out alone, and he prefers to be out as much as possible. He is barefoot and has excellent feet.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bit, no martingale.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions

177 centimeters
70 inches

Restrictions

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

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Relevant health or lameness issues

He suffers with gastric ulcers on occasion, which I manage with diet, ad lib forage and as much turn out as possible. He roars (laryngeal hemiplegia) but I have never found it to be a problem.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

None.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Paton & Lee | 01376 513369 | Hoo Hall, Rivenhall CM83HG | info@patonandlee.co.u | http://www.patonandlee.co.uk/contact

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good. He is not currently hacking out but he has always lived near farm machinery so in the past he has walked quite happily past combines, grain drying sheds, massive lorries etc.

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

Good in company, reluctant alone but ok with someone on foot.

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

As set out above.

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

None.

Details of any problems when being ridden

See above. I have never known him to buck or rear but when agitated his back comes up and he can feel a bit alarming. If he is feeling uncertain he tends to plant himself very firmly and refuse to go forwards. I have always been able to deal with it by turning him in tiny tiny circles on the spot in both directions until he gets bored and starts to go forward again.

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 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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

Irish Sport Horse

The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses. Technically, the Irish Hunger is not really a breed, but a half-bred, being half Thoroughbred and half-Irish Draft. However, Irish Horses do all have very definite characteristics, and so can be classed as a breed, and their universal importance and appeal deserves a mention.

The head is well proportioned with a straight or slightly convex profile, the eyes are large and expressive, ears are nicely shaped and long and the neck is lengthy and muscular with a slight arch. The classic Hunter is well-proportioned with a sloping shoulder, strong back and loins. A well-set head allows the horse to keep balance in all paces.

Irish Sport Horse color:

  • The Irish Sport Horse can be any color, although it used to be rare to find piebalds and skewbalds.

Irish Sport Horse size:

  • The Irish Hunter usually stands between 15 and 17 hands high.

Irish Sport Horse temperament:

  • Irish Hunter horse has an excellent temperament, being calm, yet lively when needed, and is very tough.

Irish Sport Horse origin:

  • The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English Thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses.

Irish Sport Horse uses:

  • Irish Sport Horses are becoming increasingly popular in eventing, showjumping and in hunting events.

Irish Sport Horse influence:

  • Irish Draft and English Thoroughbred.

Irish Sport Horse interesting facts:

For the 13th consecutive year the Irish Sport Horse Studbook has achieved the prestigious title of the leading studbook in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Eventing Rankings.