Donation Type: Share   Donation Number: H4H3224967   Views: 5664   Horse Owner: bluemonkeymoo   Updated On: Apr 27, 2019
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Josey - Connemara - Dapple Grey

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Josey is a real people pony and loves attention. She enjoys her work and is a typical go doer native that needs working to keep her in healthy condition. She's a lovely pony to handle and enjoys doing ground work/poles. She can be marish to brush, raising leg and pulling faces but this isn’t all the time.
I would like a sensible, mature, kind and confident rider who wants to hack a few times a week without the commitment of owning.

Owned since
October 2015
14.2 hands
Connemara (Pure Breed)
9 years
Dapple Grey
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
British Connemara Pony Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, 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?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Ideally looking for a student, an older person or someone with children who wants to ride a couple times a week. They need to be confident as Josey can be a cheeky pony at times (no tip bits!) She needs a capable consistent rider who doesn’t mind the occasional spook. She really takes her confidence from you.. Josey will hack alone and in company and we have beautiful hacking over Cannock Chase, I'd need someone who is sensible ie happy to walk and trot/canter in moderation due to Josey’s health issues..

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bit on cavasson bridle (noseband loose), GP saddle, brushing boots for hacking and schooling wraps for schooling.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking

147 centimeters
58 inches


  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 20 miles radius from the current horse location

Relevant health or lameness issues

In February 2018 Josey began struggling to canter in the school. After lots of vets visits/referrals etc she was diagnosed with sacroiliac pain (probable arthritis), hind suspensory desmitis and arthritis in her neck which causes nerve impingement in trot and canter when her neck/head is raised. She’s had an operation and injections and rehab and is cleared for straight lines, hacking work but it’s very much a case of adjusting to what she can do. She can canter uphill much easier (and loves it).

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

As above, I will only allow someone who is respectful of Josey’s issues to ride her. She means the world to me and a lot of time, effort and money has got her to this stage so I want to keep her happy hacking for as long as possible. If at any time she becomes lame or shows she’s struggling then her workload will reduce or she will retire if needed. So I need her sharer to understand this.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Pool house | 01283 799700 | Cannock Road, Penkridge, ST19 5RY | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Josey is pretty bombproof in traffic although isn't keen on large tractors etc approaching from behind, she likes to see them so I normally stop in a gateway or side road to let them pass. However where she's stabled now we don't often go on the roads, she is good with cyclists, dogs and walkers but occasionally gets spooked if there is a large group with large rucksacks, camping gear etc. With reassurance she is fine.

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

On her own she can occasionally be nappy if unsure of something, with firm but fair reassurance she will go forward. She can spook at random objects, ie an unusual rock or tree stump but just does a sideways step. She can be strong to canter and just needs someone with an independent seat to steady her without hauling on her mouth. In company she likes to lead as walks quite quickly, she will go behind but needs regular half halts.She can get excitable when cantering in company.

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

I never have a problem handling her but my friends mum (none horsey) has found her cheeky trying to jog etc so she will take advantage if you aren't assertive. She respects boundaries with me. She's a forward going ride so not for a novice or unconfident rider.

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

Jumping, schooling, tight turns. Needs to be ridden on a loose contact with a good seat and lower leg position to encourage her to stretch down and keep neck/head at wither height or below.

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

Typical native that holds/gains weight easily. Managed in summer by strip grazing or muzzling/bringing in during the day.

Details of any problems when being ridden

As above can attempt to nap when hacked alone if rider is unsure/isn't confident she will pick up on this. Never reared or bucked. Sometimes strong in canter but never struggled to stop her - ridden in a snaffle at all times.. Generally very well behaved when schooling, can do 30-45 mins of this.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, all year round

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?


  • you will be allowed to ride the horse 3 days a week
  • during summer and winter complete this amount of work/duties: Two days a week (weekdays), visiting in the afternoon/evening (just once a day as I share with someone who does mornings so would need to be willing to bring in or feed their horse in the evening in return). Josey lives out March to October so poo picking, water filling, haynet filling required during these months and then she is in at night in the winter so would require mucking out, haynet filling, water filling etc during winter. Schooling or hacking.
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Named after the area of Connaught in Ireland. Its origins are unclear. They are bred all over Europe, Australia, and America, and compete in most equestrian activities: dressage, show jumping, cross country, long-distance riding, hunting and driving.


  • 13-14 hands


  • most often grey, also dun (gray-brown), brown, bay, black, roan, or chestnut


  •  hardy, gentle, strong, and intelligent, making them ideal for both adults and children to ride.