Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H8327186   Views: 3257   Horse Owner: nataliej1991 Contact seller   Updated On: Mar 08, 2018

Lathomdale Ronnie

Lathomdale Ronnie - Fell - Black
Lathomdale Ronnie - Fell - Black
Lathomdale Ronnie - Fell - Black
Lathomdale Ronnie - Fell - Black

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:

  • period of loan is 24 months
  • make a one-off donation of £150 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
Ronnie is a lovely pony who has a big heart. He absolutely loves to be kept in work and enjoys attention (more like a big dog than a pony). He always tries his hardest for his rider although he can be a bit too enthusiastic sometimes! He is 100% in all traffic, not overly spooky but does a funny 'warmblood snort'. Is very good with children and can be ridden on lead rein, although is not a plod. Can be joggy/fizzy hacking and can get strong in canter, although ridden in a snaffle.

Owned since
October 2012
14.1 hands
Fell (Pure Breed)
10 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Fell 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, Showing
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Ronnie would suit either a family home where all members of the family could ride him out and have fun on him (non competitively and no schooling), or a small adult wanting a smart, fun, forward going hack to enjoy the countryside with. Ronnie happily goes through water and jumps logs out hacking (but not for regular jumping-see injuries).

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Flash bridle, copper loose ring with lozenge, wintec wide saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Showing

144 centimeters
57 inches

Relevant health or lameness issues

Unfortunately, Ronnie does suffer from sweet itch, dust and storage mite allergies which need regular routine maintenance; rugs cleaning, Ronnie bathing and relevant creams being applied. He also has been graded as 1/10 lame from the vet in his hindlegs, which I have had nerve blocked and scanned to confirm this is slight swelling of his suspensory ligaments. I have not had Ronnie insured since owning him.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

My vet advised that Ronnie is to continue with regular work (hacking only with maybe popping a small fence once a month as he enjoys it) in order to keep his muscles strong and to support his ligaments. He advised that he doesn't think Ronnie's injury will get any worse, but he will need regular visits from the chiropractor to keep him comfortable. I am happy to discuss helping to pay for this with potential loanees.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Pat Daily | 01933222145 | 1 London Road Wellinborough | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic


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

Better alone than in company. Prefers to be at the front than behind. Always forward going and can be fizzy/joggy. Strong in canter.

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

Strong, forward going pony not suitable for a nervous rider or beginner for hacking. A beginner/novice could ride him in the field/arena.

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

Dressage as his hinds cannot sit under him anymore, Showjumping and Cross Country for the same reasons. I do not want Ronnie competing.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No. Just is excitable but not all of the time.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

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



The Fell Pony is a versatile, working breed of mountain and moorland pony originating in the northern England around Cumbria. It was originally from the fells of northwest England, and is used as a riding and driving pony. The breed is closely related to its geographic neighbour, the Dales Pony, but is generally smaller and heavier in build. The Fell pony is noted for agility, strength, hardiness and balance.

Breed characteristics:

  •  Fell Ponies vary a good deal in weight and size, so that ponies may be found to carry almost any rider. The average height of the breed is 13.2 hands (54 inches, 137 cm), and the upper height limit for the breed is 14 hands (56 inches, 142 cm). The breed was bred for the harsh environment of Northern England, so they are adaptable to almost any climate.
  • The colours accepted in the breed are black, brown, bay and grey. Chestnuts, Piebalds and skewbalds are not allowed. A star on the head and/or a white on or below the hind fetlock is acceptable. However, excess white markings are discouraged.
  • The Fell Pony should be constitutionally hardy and show good pony characteristics, including the traits of the mountain and moorland pony breeds, and at the same time, have a lively and alert attitude and good bone structure. The breed generally has a steady temperament.
  • The Fell pony has free-flowing gaits, and is generally sure-footed even in rough terrain.
  • Fell ponies are reliable jumpers and agile, which makes them useful for cross country riding or hunting. Most animals of the breed lack the scope to make top class jumping ponies, but Fell ponies generally are well up to local show or Pony Club event standard.