Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H6027169   Views: 2988   Horse Owner: nats2711 Contact seller   Updated On: Jun 04, 2018

Kitty


Kitty - Connemara - Grey
Kitty - Connemara - Grey
Kitty - Connemara - Grey
Kitty - Connemara - Grey
Kitty - Connemara - Grey

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

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
I bought this pony from a riding school for my then 12 year old son, who has autism. She had been there for several years, teaching people to ride from beginners to advanced. When we tried her, both in the school and hacking in Windsor Great Park, she behaved impeccably so we paid for a 5 stage vetting, which she passed. After owning her for a year, it became apparent why she had been sold to us! She was becoming sour in the arena having been in the school for too long. She loves to hack only!

Owned since
August 2015
Sex
Mare
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
Connemara (Pure Breed)
Age
13 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
M1-372100400015851
Passport Registration Agency
Other Passport Issuing/Registration Organisation
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
My son wants to be able to compete on his pony. She is ex riding school, has gone sour in the school and only loves to hack. So it's not fair for either my son or Kitty to keep her.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, 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
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Because Kitty has had enough of the school, where she has refused to go forward, we feel she would be best suited to a hacking home only, for a lightweight (under 11 stone) adult. I see her with someone who has been there and done it all and now wants a friend to hack with in a quiet village and off road through woodland, etc. She's good to shoe, load, good with the dentist, up to date with vaccinations and slightly ticklish to clip (haynet helps!) Generally easy to do.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bridle, always, with martingale. Thorowgood saddle, fitted for Kitty and reflocked two weeks ago. Tack and full wardrobe of rugs available under separate negotiation.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

147 centimeters
58 inches

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):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

Kitty is in top condition, she does have slightly tender soles, which are massively improved by front leather pads when shod. She has a small melanoma under her tail (very common in greys) which causes her no issues. She needs to be very limited on grazing (like us all, as with age the waistband gets a bit tight!) Fine with a grazing muzzle and soaked hay in the summer. Kitty had mild arthritis which is treated by yearly steroid injections.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Melanoma checked - Vet told us to monitor it, he wasn't worried as so common in greys. "Cresty" neck August 2017 - vet advised restricted grazing and soaked hay. Blood test for Cushings 2017 - all clear.I had a full vet investigation (X rays and MRI scan) and it transpires she has arthritis in her hind legs, which will be managed by annual steroid injections and glucosamine in her feed.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Hampden Equine | 01296745374 | Anchor Lane, Aylesbury. Bucks HP20 1AJ | equine@hampdenvets.co.uk | hampdenvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good to hack in quiet village. Have lead my son out with no issues. I don't trust drivers so have bought off road park passes for my children's safety.

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

She was fine to hack in the park alone, before we bought a second pony. Good on the lead rein with my son riding around the village. Great in company but is a mare so we keep a suitable distance when riding abreast.

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

She is not the most affectionate or cuddly pony, but does appreciate a nails in the mane scratch!

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

None, but she is for hacking only. Anyone wanting more will be turned away. We are doing what is best for our pony.

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

She was "cresty" last year when we came back from a long holiday in August. The vet took a look and suggested restricted grazing with a muzzle and soaked hay. She did not develop laminitis but needs to be on restricted grazing permanently.

Details of any problems when being ridden

She will do a "cow kick" of protest in the school when asked to go forward but this doesn't unseat the rider. No issues on a hack.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, 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):      

Connemara

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.

Height:

  • 13-14 hands

Color:

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

Personality:

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