Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H3329740   Views: 1411   Horse Owner: samduncan   Updated On: Oct 25, 2019
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Fred

Fred - British Riding Pony - Dark Bay
Fred - British Riding Pony - Dark Bay
Fred - British Riding Pony - Dark Bay
Fred - British Riding Pony - Dark Bay
Fred - British Riding Pony - Dark 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 £350 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 60 miles radius from the current horse location
Fred is a total gentleman to ride and hack. He schools nicely, is well mannered and hacks in company and alone. He enjoys work and attention and is happier in regular work. He is a real character with an interest in everything but no vices at all - no biting, kicking etc. He loves going out and about and loads and travels well.

Owned since
January 2016
Sex
Gelding
Height
14.0 hands
Breed
British Riding Pony (Part Breed)
Age
13 years
Colour
Dark Bay
Passport number
826048000062542
Passport Registration Agency
Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Novice
Reason for re-home/share
Horse has well managed health condition which prevents us undertaking our chosen discipline with him. Should the condition reoccur we can take him back
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Showing
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, 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
60 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Fred likes interest and activity and would suit a teenager who wants to do a bit of hacking, schooling, or unaffiliated competing. He has jumped but not very much and is not particularly talented in this area. He schools very nicely and carries himself well. He has good aids, nice movement and could do a lovely dressage test. Fred has competed successfully at the highest levels in showing and is good in company, or out on his own for ridden work.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Fred is ridden in day to day in a snaffle but also goes very nicely in a double - which is what is normally used for showing - as in the pic. Martingale not needed.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Showing

142 centimeters
56 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 60 miles radius from the current horse location

Relevant health or lameness issues

Although Fred has never been overweight he has cushings which is well managed. This means however that he needs to stay slim in order to stay sound. At the right weight he is fully fit and sound, and loves life - so is capable of a full working life but it means we cant show him (he was shown as a show hunter to high level). He needs good farriery so that his feet are well managed against the laminitis risk associated with cushings.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

This is as described above. Fred has no other health issues but we do limit his access to grass. He tends not to have difficulties with his coat.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Paton andLee | 01376513369 | Rivenhall, Witham | patonandlee@yahoo.co.uk |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good - he is a reliable sensible horse, very unspooky and has ridden extensively at showgrounds, (including HOYS), around lorries etc. Our current hacking is all off road so we would make sure we reintroduced him again to road riding.

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

He is good off the leg, forward but not fizzyy with good brakes. he regularly hacks out alone.

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

Fred is 14hh but built like a hunter (and this is what he was shown as) so he can easily carry and adult, takes up the leg well and feels like a bigger ride than you would expect for a pony. For this reason I wouldnt put a young child or first ridden on him. He would be great for a teenager second pony, a mother / daughter share or a returning older rider wanting some easy and predicatable riding.

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

He is shod but we would be sensible about any extended work on hard ground.

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

Horse is prone to laminitis

Details of any problems when being ridden

None.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, all year round

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

Yes

Riding Ponies are more like a small horse than a pony, with small heads and ears. They are compact, with sloping shoulders and a narrow front. Their feet are tough and they possess strong limbs. They are well-proportioned with comfortable gaits and free-flowing movement.

There are three types:

  • The show pony: the classic "show riding pony", show ponies resemble miniature show hack with pony features, and often contain Arabian or Thoroughbred blood. Show ponies are shown in three height sections - up to 12.2 high, 12.2 to 13.2 hands high and 13.2 to 14.2 hands high.
  • The show hunter: similar to the show pony, but with more substance. The pony should be suitable to carry a child across country. Height class divisions are the same as for show ponies.
  • The working hunter: stockier, more workmanlike, and expected to jump a short course of natural fences. Height class divisions are divided into 13 hands high and under and over 13 hands high. Fences should be no higher than 2ft 6 inches for ponies under 13 hands high and no higher than 3ft for ponies over 13 hands.