Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9127333   Views: 2632   Horse Owner: jennie951 Contact seller   Updated On: Apr 17, 2018

Fudge


Fudge - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Fudge - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Fudge - Thoroughbred - 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 £150 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 300 miles radius from the current horse location
Fudge has been my best friend for several years and has given me so much over the entire duration. Although she is now kept as a companion - or, rather, a large dog - seeing her face over a stable door, greeted by a friendly whinny, is enough to melt anyone's heart. She is respectful of space, knows how to say please for treats, and is friendly with all animals (cats, dogs, chickens, horses - you name it).

Owned since
April 2014
Sex
Mare
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
16 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
826064
Passport Registration Agency
British Show Jumping Association
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Novice
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
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
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
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Fudge has been out of work for just over 2 year and, due to lack of time, has yet to be brought back. However, she has made an excellent companion and could possibly be used for light hacking. )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    A home which offers her the very love she deserves is all I can ask for.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    I no longer have the saddle, but the bridle will come with her.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking

160 centimeters
63 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

The reason Fudge was brought out of work was due to kissing spine. Although she is fully capable of being brought back into it, she is unable to continue the workload she once previously had. However, despite the discomfort she was once in, she has always been the gentle mare I bought several years ago.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Fudge is regularly checked over by a local vet, farrier, dentist - you name it. All of which she is excellent with.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Archway Veterinary Practice | 015395 32669 | Station Square, Lindale Rd Grange over Sands LA11 6EH | info@archway-vets.com | http://www.archway-vets.com

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Regularly accustomed to numerous types of traffic and transport, Fudge is great in all she has come across.

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

When previously in work, I had always preferred hacking alone, so she quickly grew to be accustomed to that and had no issues going out alone. In terms of hacking out with company, she is likely to feed off the energy of the other horse. Although she has no problem going first and walking past "scary" objects, if the other horse is extremely excitable then she is likely to want to match their pace. Please keep in mind she has been out of work for a little while now, so this may have changed overtime.

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

Fudge is far from a difficult horse, so there's no particular requirement. Although, I would say she'd make an excellent companion for a youngster!

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

Strenuous activities, such as jumping.

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

It's a personal preference of mine to limit her grazing when she appears to be putting on too much weight.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Prior to kissing spine, Fudge was hassle-free to ride.

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?

Yes


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (300 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.