Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H6929164   Views: 312   Horse Owner: mlightbu   Updated On: Apr 12, 2019
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Gavinha

Gavinha - Lusitano - Chestnut
Gavinha - Lusitano - Chestnut
Gavinha - Lusitano - 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 one-off 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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
Despite her issue as described above, shes an absolutely beautiful horse with a lovely personality. Shes a gentle soul and deserves a happy life and to be pampered. If you're only looking for a companion horse please also don't over look her as she's very happy living in the field.
She's good with the farrier, good to be groomed and loves a scratch. She doesn't have any vices or health problems. She has fabulous movement.

Owned since
January 2018
Sex
Mare
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Lusitano (Pure Breed)
Age
8 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
UELN620001002467075
Passport Registration Agency
Lusitano Breed Society (Great Britain)
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Cannot manage horse's behaviour
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Schooling
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
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (I bought Gavi who was a broodmare with the intention of getting her backed for a ridden life. She's just turned 8 so she was 7 when I started to get her backed. She's been very sympathetically started, by a professional classical dressage. )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    If she is to be bought back into work, she will need a complete professional and someone who has the time and patience to put into her. She isn't the sort of horse who responds well to being told off. She needs a calm person who is very experienced. Any reintroduction to work must be done very slowly.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    She will come with a bridle and her rugs.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Schooling

160 centimeters
63 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

As already mentioned she has been bolting. She has had her back looked at and some tightness in her back but this may have been due to her being stressed and tensing up. She isn't a nasty mare at all. The bolting just comes from nowhere so its more likely to be a pain or panic issue than her just trying to get the rider off. She doesn't have any exemptions on her insurance. In the below section is the report from the Osteopath.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Restricted pelvic axial rotation in led walk and trot. Tight proximal fore limb action and restricted range of fore limb crossing movement on tight circles on both reins.Marked bilateral triceps and latissimus dorsi spasms. Moderate bilateral longissimus lumborum and gluteal spasms.Successfully manipulated and mobilised lumbar region, shoulders and distal cervical region, resulting in the relaxation of previously tight/spasming musculature, and enhanced pelvic axial rotation in repeated led walk and trot

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Lingfield Equine Vets | 01342 300008 | Chester Lodge, Woodcock Hill, Felbridge, East Grinstead RH19 2RD | info@lingfieldequinevets.com | www.lingfieldequinevets.com/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

She's not been out on the road, but she is fine with yard traffic and tractors.

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

She's not been hacked out before

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

As already mentioned she can suddenly bolt

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

As already mentioned she can suddenly bolt

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):      

Lusitano

These horses are very similar in conformation to the Andalusian horses of Spain. The two breed are thought to have originated from a common source but selection in the Lusitano has resulted in a more convex profile reminiscent of the old Andalusian or Iberian horse whereas the Andalusian as developed a more Oriental head shape.

Since setting up their own Stud Book, the Portuguese have been able to make great strides in monitoring and improving the breeding program. Having been sought after over the centuries as a war horse, the same genetic abilities enable the Lusitano to be the perfect horse for mounted bullfighting in Portugal. In Portugal the bulls are not killed in the bullring so the horse must be very agile and still remain calm.

Breed characteristics:

Lusitano horse breed has a long noble head, most typically with a convex profile, narrowing to a finely curved nose. Large generous eyes, inclined to be almond shaped. A powerful arched neck with a narrow hairline, deep at the base and set at a slightly wide angle to the shoulder, giving the impression of being fairly upright. A high wither leading smoothly from the neck to the back. A short-coupled body with powerful shoulders, a deep rib cage and broad powerful loins. A gently sloping croup with the tail set rather low and an unobtrusive hip. Fine clean legs with excellent dense bone- the hind leg positioned well underneath the body axis, producing the hock action so suited to collection and impulsion. Agile elevated movement coupled with a smooth and comfortable ride. An abundant, silky mane and tail.

Lusitano color:

  • Lusitanos are generally gray, bay or chestnut, though they can be of any solid color, including dun. Only bays are bred at the Alter Real stud.

Lusitano size

  • They usually stand 15.2 and 15.3 hh (62 to 63 inches, 157 to 160 cm), although some stand over 16 hh (64 inches, 163 cm).

Lusitano weight:

  • Weight can be between 700 and 1100 lb (310 - 490kg).

Lusitano temperament:

  • The temperament of the Lusitano horse is universally kind and willing, noble and generous. This breed remains calm and does not panic easily and is noted for its intelligence.

Lusitano origin:

  • Portugal.

Lusitano health issues:

  • Because most Lusitanos are grey, they tend to be prone to melanomas. Melanomas are a problem in any light-colored horses due to the lack of pigmentation in the skin. They tend to form in areas where the hair is thin, such as on the muzzle and around the tail, so keep an eye out for bumps in these areas. Should you notice anything untoward contact a vet immediately as these need to be checked out straight away.

Lusitano uses:

  • The Lusitano horse is used as a general riding horse, for classical dressage and for bull fighting.

Lusitano influence:

  • Arabian, Andalusian

Lusitano interesting facts:

  • The Lusitano derives its name from the Latin word for "Portugal" where this horse originates.