Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H8530226   Views: 1791   Horse Owner: espow1   Updated On: Jul 08, 2020
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Grace

Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - Chestnut
Grace - KWPN - 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 £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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
Grace has been a friend, educator and saviour since I bought her. I was steeply over horsed initially, as her issues went deeper than I thought, but she has proven to be a trusting and very genuine mare. She wouldn't want to hurt a fly, and hasn't, in the 10 years or so I've had her. We've had our bumps in the road, but every time I start things back up, she's always given it her best shot. Despite her quirks, she's a special girl.

Owned since
April 2011
Sex
Mare
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
KWPN (Pure Breed)
Age
15 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
52800305.02843
Passport Registration Agency
KWPN passport
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
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, Daily hacking, Schooling, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Grace needs a complete and sympathetic restart, so her new friend needs to be experienced and happy to take her from the start back to ridden work. Grace gets very anxious by herself, so will need a stable/herd companion(s) and friends to ride out with initially. Grace needs a quiet, consistent and patient hand, as she can nap when nervous. She naps more by herself so companions in the early stage are important. When something really spooks her, she can bolt so confident rider is a must.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    A GP working hunter saddle. A hunting breastplate (more of a hold onto if necessary) A micklem bridle with snaffle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing

165 centimeters
65 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

Grace has had, and still has some small sarcoids on her belly around her teats; these are small and very slow growing. They don't require treatment and don't interfere with movement. She has had a tooth removed, and some filled in due to infundibular caries discovered in 2014. She's now on 12 monthly dentist visits, the most recent of which (28/06/20) was fine. There is one bottom molar on the left that is beginning to change but it's stable according to my EDT.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Exam of sarcoids in summer 2018, which was fine. Vet was unconcerned and happy with them. Most recently had a flu/tet jab (29.06.20) vet had no concerns with overall condition.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Shorefield Equine Practise | 01579 228786 | Unit 3, Ashleigh Meadow, Tregondale , Liskeard PL14 3RG | shorefieldequine@yahoo.com | www.shorefieldequineveterinarypractise.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Largely Grace is happy with traffic. She can get nervous around louder, bigger vehicles but hasn't given me much trouble. With a confident rider she'll go past most things. When getting to know a rider, she may be more unsure so a friend to hack with in the beginning is helpful. As with most horses, if she sees something unfamiliar she can grow a few hands and get a bit snorty (very occasionally has tried to turn round and go home) but with a quiet, calm and confident rider she will go past.

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

Due to Grace's separation anxiety, she will need a hacking companion to begin with. Once shes happy/settled with a new rider she will go out by herself quite happily, but has been known to nap if she's unsure. In company she hasn't given me an issue, and once confident with a route/area she's been fine to hack solo. She needs a confident rider in both incidences, as if she sees something she's not sure of she will need encouragement.

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

Grace can be sharp, and reactive so experienced handler and rider is a big requirement. She gains her confidence from regularity and good groundwork foundations, so she needs a handler whose happy to long line on the road, and do groundwork initially to begin the relationship. Her confidence can waver under saddle, so a rider whose happy to sit quiet and push on rather than one whose inclined to get loud and aggressive is also important. She'll need herd friends, as she is very unhappy left alone.

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

N/A

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

Very good doer

Details of any problems when being ridden

Grace has been known to nap if she's unsure; this is reduced if she's confident in the route she's taking so hacking in company first is sensible until she knows her rider and surroundings. She has only ever reared with me once in the school (5-6yrs ago), and hasn't bucked. If something is too much she can bolt, but generally is too lazy to go far! She can spin when napping but its a slow spin that is manageable; it's a case of "you'll keep turning until you decide to go forward"!

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?

Yes


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):