Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H2626273   Views: 424   Horse Owner: madmaxlady Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 10, 2017

Lady Lavender


Lady Lavender - Percheron - Grey
Lady Lavender - Percheron - Grey
Lady Lavender - Percheron - 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 one-off donation of £200 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
Lady Lavender is a big gentle giant, and as bombproof as a horse can be. She's worked in trekking centres in the past, and is surprisingly light and responsive, especially given her size. She loves to hack, especially in company, but she'll go out alone too with no problem - she needs to be kept around other horses though. A beginner can ride her in complete safety - her steering and brakes are superb, even though she's currently ridden bitless. She'll up it a gear for more experienced riders.

Owned since
June 2015
Sex
Mare
Height
16.3 hands
Breed
Percheron (Pure Breed)
Age
18 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
826073B05028232
Passport Registration Agency
Pet-ID Equine
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Novice
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
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
14 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I'm looking for a home where Lady can go out hacking, which she enjoys very much. She will undertake schooling quite happily too, and will pop a jump, but due to her size and age I think it's best that she doesn't jump, for the sake of her joints. She's not ready to retire yet and will make someone a wonderful friend. She's gentle, but massive, so a knowledge of horsemanship is required - she weighs in at 886 kilos!

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Leather snaffle bridle, currently fitted with bitless sidepull noserope, but I also have a snaffle bit and cavesson noseband if needed. Thorowgood T4 saddle with XW gullet plate, plus girth, stirrups and leathers, although I have tended to ride bareback.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling

170 centimeters
67 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

As a grey, Lady Lavender came to me with a crop of small melanomas under her dock. These have all remained perfectly stable. Earlier this year a new growth appeared at the base of her dock - I have had it lasered off successfully, with no recurrence. I feed Turmeric daily as a preventative measure, and the vet sees no reason for alarm. Happy to discuss in greater detail with potential loaners.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Melanoma successfully removed with laser surgery. Teeth rasped in May this year. No known health issues.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Chine House | 01509 812446 | Sileby Hall, 12 Cossington Rd, Sileby LE12 7RS | enquiries@chinehousevets.co.uk | http://www.chinehousevets.co.uk/equine/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Superb with cars, bikes and lorries. A little apprehensive with tractors travelling at speed down roads, but absolutely no problem with them in fields. She sometimes needs a little persuading, such as passing someone on a motorised wheelchair scooter, but I've never encountered anything we couldn't get by once she's had a good look at it.

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

A brilliant horse to hack out - safe, sane and sensible at all times. Never hot or fizzy, even when in season - the worst she ever does is call out to other horses, but she never acts up. She prefers company, but will hack out alone perfectly happily too. She's not a horse you have to kick along, but her brakes are never less than excellent. I'd ride her out in a headcollar without a problem, if it was legal to do so.

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

Lady Lavender is a big horse - 886 kilos - and although she's a sweetheart to handle, she does know her weight, and she will test you from time to time, to see who's in charge. You need to know how to handle horses, so she's not good for a complete beginner, but someone with experience will find her a an absolute dream. She can be a bit mareish, but it never affects her attitude under sadddle.

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

No, but prefer Lady Lavender not to jump due to her size and weight.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No. The worst she does is throw in an occasional spook, but her behaviour when ridden is impeccable.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

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):      

Percheron

The Percheron is a large draft horse that is very popular in the United States and Canada. It is known for its even termperament and good manners. They are a dependable animal that is willing to work. They are very useful on small farms and for forest work. They are very popular for pulling carriages and are often seen on sleigh rides and hay rides. Their noble bearing also makes them suitable for parades. They have a fine head with a wide forehead, long ears and energetic eyes. Its nose is straight with wide nostrils. Its head is set upon a long neck with a thin throat. The shoulders are slanted and the chest is deep and wide. The breastbone is moderately prominent. Its back is strong, straight and short with rounded ribs. Its girth is low and the hips are long. Its limbs are clean and sound, with powerful forearms and thighs. They are usually black in color and have an abundant mane.

Percheron color:

  • Percherons are generally black or gray. Some registries only accept those two colors, though chestnut, and bay colors are acceptable for registration in the US with a DNA test confirming their parentage. Some Percherons have white markings on the head and feet, but excessive white is undesirable.


Percheron size:

  • Percherons range in height from 15 to 19 hh, most are between 16-2 and 17-3 hh.


Percheron weight:

  • They can weigh up to 2,600 lb (1,200 kg) with the average around 1,900 lb (860 kg).


Percheron temperament:

  • Alert, intelligent, and willing.


Percheron life expectancy:

  • Percherons can be long-lived horses, living over 25 years.


Percheron origin:

  • France


Percheron history:

The Percheron gets its name from the La Peche valley in the south of France. Like many old breeds, the Percheron's exact origins are unknown, but it is said that its ancestors were the Arabians that were brought to Europe by the Moors.

Percherons probably owe their size and weight (the largest Percherons can weigh as much as 2,600 pounds) to their use as battle mounts during the middle ages. After the invention of gunpowder, heavy warhorses were no longer needed, so the Percheron took up its new job pulling heavy French stage coaches. With the invention of the railroad, Percherons switched to farm duty and heavy labor.

It is probably because of this evolution that the modern Percheron is such a versatile and adaptable horse. Today, Percherons still serve as logging horses, but are also valued as driving and riding horses.

Percheron uses:

  • heavy draft, driving, carriage service, riding.


Percheron influence:

  • Arab.


Percheron interesting facts:

  • The Percheron horse has a great temperament, they are Disney’s favorite for pulling carriages and such at Disney world because they can be trusted around children

 

  • One of the tallest horses on record was a Percheron named Dr Le Gear. Foaled in 1902, he stood 21.1 hands (7 feet) at the withers and weighed just under 1,370 kg