Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H2829813   Views: 176   Horse Owner: george19   Updated On: Nov 28, 2019
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George

George - Thoroughbred - Bay
George - Thoroughbred - Bay
George - 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 £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 30 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse but IS NOT eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Due to medical reasons I am sadly having to find a good home for my sweet boy George. He is to go as a project for someone who is a confident rider and has some experience in the retraining of ex-racers/tbs. He needs work with his outline/head carriage as he does have a tendency to hold his head high. With consistent work/retraining he would make a nice happy hacker/dressage horse. George also can have a tendency to nap (walking backwards) but with a confident rider he walks forward and is calm.

Owned since
May 2018
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
19 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
IRE20043813
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Dressage
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
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
14-15 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Out of work since October 2019 due to abscess on foot. Now fully fit ready to go back out to work)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Someone who is confident and can love him as I do.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Country roads and fields

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Dressage

165 centimeters
65 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 30 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Recently boxed for 5 weeks due to abscess on foot, now given a clean bill of health by the vet and can return to work. He has a little rheumatism in front legs but once out and exercising this is not a problem for George.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Recently boxed for 5 weeks due to abscess on foot, now given a clean bill of health by the vet

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Tower Equine (Contact: Charlotte) | 01778591082 | Tower Farm, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincs. PE10 0NF | office@towerequine.co.uk | https://www.towerequine.co.uk/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good

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

Good

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

George also can have a tendency to nap (walking backwards) but with a confident rider he walks forward and is calm. If not ridden for a while George can nap but once back into a routine he enjoys being worked.

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

George can have a tendency to nap (walking backwards) but with a confident rider he walks forward and is calm. If not ridden for a while George can nap but once back into a routine he enjoys being worked.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

No

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 30 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (30 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.