Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H6128415   Views: 1012   Horse Owner: jo4nn4 Contact seller   Updated On: Sep 30, 2018

Ephraim


Ephraim - Thoroughbred - Bay
Ephraim - Thoroughbred - Bay
Ephraim - Thoroughbred - Bay
Ephraim - Thoroughbred - Bay
Ephraim - Thoroughbred - Bay
Ephraim - Thoroughbred - 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 donation of £400 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 200 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Ephraim is a stunning, well built TB Gelding. Absolutely gorgeous boy, very sweet natured and keen to please. He is a typical forward thoroughbred, so needs a confident but quiet rider to to bring out his full potential. He will come with a fleece, stable rug, medium/heavy field rug (with neck), and saddle (Sorry, no bridle). He is good to box and clip but is still getting used to being hot shod.

Owned since
December 2017
Sex
Gelding
Height
17.1 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
7 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
8260GB45176623T
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing
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
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    This is an urgent rehome, as I've had to give up work due to ill health and have up to 2 weeks to find him somewhere special. Ephraim needs a home where he can be given lots of love and be ridden as he really enjoys his work and is currently in ridden work schooling/hacking 4 days a week. Has done jumping, but due to a previous tendon injury would be best in a hacking/schooling/dressage home, or with someone who wants to just have fun and the occasional jump.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Synthetic bridle, snaffle mouth (not included) Synthetic saddle (included), sheep skin saddle cloth and Equi Ami lunge and riding aides (not included).

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing

175 centimeters
69 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 200 miles radius from the current horse location

Relevant health or lameness issues

Ephraim can be a poor doer in winter, and could get mud rash, so I start oiling his heals daily from September as a preventative measure. He has previously raced, but over reached over a hurdle and cut a tendon. This was treated by the countries top vets, and he raced 5/6 times after his recovery, but fell out with racing and thus was retired from the sport. Due to this, he can't be insured on his 2 front legs, but I've had no problem insuring the rest of him

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Just treated for mud rash last winter

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Corner House | 01564743033 | Corner House Equine Clinic, Longwood Park, Ullenhall Lane, Ullenhall, Henley In Arden, B95 5PE | Info@cornerhousevets.com | Cornerhouseequineclinic.com

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

He is amazing on the roads, but a bit of a wuss on his own, so he's best with company.

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

He's great hacking out over fields alone or with company, but on roads needs company

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

He is adorable, but gets quiet fresh when the spring grass comes through. He'll be best with routine and minimum of 4 working days.

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

No, he can do anything, but keep jumping to a minimum. Pleasure rides etc won't be a problem but a hunting/eventing home would not suit. He must wear his brushing boots (which ill include too), whilst exercising.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Can through in an occasional kick/buck when excited, and sometimes naps towards the gate in the jumping paddock.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?

No

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.