Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3029366   Views: 975   Horse Owner: dutrenit   Updated On: Jun 17, 2019
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Katie

Katie - Irish Sport Horse - Chestnut
Katie - Irish Sport Horse - Chestnut
Katie - Irish Sport Horse - Chestnut
Katie - Irish Sport Horse - Chestnut
Katie - Irish Sport Horse - 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 donation of £400 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 200 miles radius from the current horse location
Katie is a very sweet and kind mare. She is very easy to handle (good to shoe, clip, load). She can be turned out alone or with company, and loves to be outdoors.
Katie hacks alone or in company, but I ride mostly alone. She can spook at times and be forward, but she is not dangerous. We used to jump, and she even started dressage with another rider but she now needs a quieter life due to injury. My new busy professional life makes it very difficult for me to keep her and give her enough attention

Owned since
June 2014
Sex
Mare
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Irish Sport Horse (Pure Breed)
Age
16 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
372414004107957
Passport Registration Agency
Studbook for Irish and European Sporthorses
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light 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?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
80 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Katie would be ideal as a companion or second horse to hack 2 to 3 times for week. Ideally in a small or private yard, where she can be outside with other horses. She is not complicated (can be left alone if other horses need to work), can hack in the front, middle or last. She is calm with children and dogs.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    English saddle with martingale, standard bit, nose band

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking

165 centimeters
65 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 200 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

In April 2018, she was on and off lame. We did x-rays and ultra-sound, but the two vets I consulted could not find what was wrong. We put her at rest outside and the lameness stopped. However, since then I only jumped small jumps, did light flat work and hacked. I think Katie should only do light work to keep her healthy.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

We used to live in the Netherlands, so Katie was inspected by a State vet in December 2018 when I imported her (back) to the UK, and she was fine. She was treated for an eye infection in

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Emerson & Watson | 01344 937937 | 5 Cheapside Court, Sunninghill Road, Ascot | Office@emerson-watson.com | https://www.emerson-watson.com

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Katie is fine in traffic, although I prefer to ride in fields and off-road. We used to have to cross a round-about daily in the Netherlands, and sometimes ride under a highway.

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

I hack alone most of the time. Katie is usually a bit lazy the first 10 mn, then tends to be more excited on the way home. She can be hesitant the first time we ride in a new place and will look, but she responds well to the voice. She can spook at times but she is not dangerous. She can be fast, but never runs away. She loves to hack with others, and can lead or be at the end. She goes through water very easily. Hacking and jumping is what she likes the most.

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

Katie is very kind, a bit shy at the beginning. We built trust over time, and she really listens to my voice. She sometimes lacks confidence, but will do whatever to please me when she understands what I am asking for. She is better with calm and relaxed rider. She is very calm around children, and I let my beginner son ride her in an arena. She was very patient and gentle with him.

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

Katie may be able to work more again (she was ridden 5-6 times per week until last year), but it may cause lameness, so I recommend light hacking and light work (flat work and small jumps).

Details of any problems when being ridden

No

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 200 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (200 miles):      

Irish Sport Horse

The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses. Technically, the Irish Hunger is not really a breed, but a half-bred, being half Thoroughbred and half-Irish Draft. However, Irish Horses do all have very definite characteristics, and so can be classed as a breed, and their universal importance and appeal deserves a mention.

The head is well proportioned with a straight or slightly convex profile, the eyes are large and expressive, ears are nicely shaped and long and the neck is lengthy and muscular with a slight arch. The classic Hunter is well-proportioned with a sloping shoulder, strong back and loins. A well-set head allows the horse to keep balance in all paces.

Irish Sport Horse color:

  • The Irish Sport Horse can be any color, although it used to be rare to find piebalds and skewbalds.

Irish Sport Horse size:

  • The Irish Hunter usually stands between 15 and 17 hands high.

Irish Sport Horse temperament:

  • Irish Hunter horse has an excellent temperament, being calm, yet lively when needed, and is very tough.

Irish Sport Horse origin:

  • The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English Thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses.

Irish Sport Horse uses:

  • Irish Sport Horses are becoming increasingly popular in eventing, showjumping and in hunting events.

Irish Sport Horse influence:

  • Irish Draft and English Thoroughbred.

Irish Sport Horse interesting facts:

For the 13th consecutive year the Irish Sport Horse Studbook has achieved the prestigious title of the leading studbook in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Eventing Rankings.