Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9024300   Views: 5534   Horse Owner: johaddock Contact seller   Updated On: Feb 13, 2018


Jerry - Thoroughbred - Bay
Jerry - 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 £300 to Horses4Homes Foundation

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  • 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
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse but IS NOT eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
I have found Jerry very easy to manage. He has a lovely, if a little playful character. All day to day tasks are easy to do such as picking out feet, grooming (he really enjoys), changing rugs, catching etc are all easily carried out. He never puts his ears back and is only interested when you go in his field to see him. Catching him is straightforward as he likes attention and affection. He enjoys being ridden out and unfortunately I never have anyone to ride with so he has mainly gone out alone.

Owned since
November 2013
16.3 hands
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
8 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
I would really like to do dressage and jumping and unfortunately Jerry is not suited to these disciplines.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking
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?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (He has not been ridden for approximately 4 weeks but he is used to having small breaks due to my work commitments so he is very easy to sit on again.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I am looking for someone with experience of handling thoroughbreds as they are sensitive souls and whilst Jerry is very good to handle he can be spooky and a little sharp at times when ridden, this is mainly if the weather is fresh and breezy. However, if he is ridden regularly (I tend to ride 3 times a week) and this simmers him and he can then become quite steady to ride. Jerry, is therefore not suitable to novices, he would suit an experienced rider who can give him confidence.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle neue scheule bit, standard bridle. Kent and masters gp saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

170 centimeters
67 inches


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Relevant health or lameness issues

When I bought Jerry I hoped to BE eventing so I started to work on improving his canter. It became apparent after a slow gradual build up of hacking, flat work and lunging that Jerry struggles to maintain canter on his right rein on a 20m circle - he canters happily out on hacks, not rushing or showing any signs of discomfort. Jerry has some changes on his spine and whilst they are described as 'average' it was felt he would be better as a hack. His back is therefore excluded from his insurance.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

My physio has since treated Jerry and stated he shows no sign of discomfort at all during treatment and no soreness over his back. I have his saddle also checked regularly (twice maybe three times a year depending on workload/etc).

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Rase Vets Market Rasen | 01673 842448 | Unit 5G Gallamore Lane Industrial Estate Market Rasen Lincolnshire LN8 3RX | Rase Vets |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Jerry is good in traffic with a confident rider. He is a tb and so does like to keep moving when first heading out. He is good with all traffic but can jog/be fidgety with noisy trailers behind cars and does not like old fashioned very noisy motorbikes so I take him into a drive or field gateway, off of the road. He never reacts badly but can go tense and grow a little which I feel would unease a nervous rider.

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

Jerry is good to hack however he can be spooky and sharp if not in regular work. He will just stop if he sees something he is unsure or worried about and I let him have a look and then ask him to move off again. He takes his confidence from the rider. He is snaffle mouthed and never strong. I ride out across open fields and I am not a speed freak and he is happy to walk/trot across open fields. They are narrow roads near us so I do tend to go in gateways with any tractors/trailers/bin lorries.

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

Jerry is a good, kind horse who I feel would appreciate an experienced, handler/rider but mainly due to his age. He is never strong when ridden and once in regular work can be a very steady (if a little ploddy at times), easy, enjoyable horse to be around, care for and ride. He is not keen on the hose but when you insist he stands. Jerry can get tense when he is unsure about something but I see this as just a nervousconfidence issue. He is fearful of the vet but again stands once given a minute to be assure

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

I do not want Jerry to do schooling or jumping as I feel this is not a reasonable expectation on him.

Details of any problems when being ridden


Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


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?



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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.