Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3611037   Views: 23583   Horse Owner: achristie   Updated On: Feb 09, 2015
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Legacy - Part Bred Arab - Bright Bay
Legacy - Part Bred Arab - Bright Bay

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 £20 to Horses4Homes Foundation

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  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
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  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
Fantastic little guy, very sweet and affectionate and even more beautiful. Have recently found out after many failed attempts at being professionally backed that he has underdeveloped stifles. He can never be ridden but loves natural horsemanship ground work, very sensitive and responsive, good doer and low maintenance. Does not require ongoing meds or vet care for condition just a loving home who can afford basic livery and feeding and who would enjoy giving him attention.

Owned since
June 2007
Sex
Gelding
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
Part Bred Arab (Part Breed)
Age
7 years
Colour
Bright Bay
Passport number
826044000024126
Passport Registration Agency
Arab Horse Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
-
Reason for re-home/share
Can no longer afford to keep it, Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Companion only, not ridden
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
-

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Would be suited to a companion home where he will get groomed and cuddled. If you enjoy natural horsemanship but not wanting to ride then he would be great for that as he really enjoys it. Have been told he has fantastic healing energy and would make a great therapy horse. He is loving little horse and really bonds and builds trust with his owner. Great companion as no biting or kicking and can be left on his own as long as he's settled to his new environment.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Companion only, not ridden

147 centimeters
58 inches

Restrictions

  • This horse is being advertised as a "companion only" and cannot be ridden under any circumstances

Relevant health or lameness issues

The stifle underdevelopment causes him pain when he is tensed or has weight on his back. He's perfectly happy when running round the field, loose lunging or going for walks. If he does a fast gallop in his field it is visibly not smooth as you see he can't stretch out fully. Injuries relating to the underdeveloped stifles are exempt but that's less significant now he's retired. Also exempt is a kick injury and stress colic but both can be removed pending vets written confirmation as more than 2yrs old.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Vet had been optimistic that through a combo of medication and physio that he might get muscled up enough to cope with the stifle pain. However we had a check up in July (after 8months of dedicated physio and training) to review his progress and the vet advised he was never going to be sound for riding. He said he could be tried at nonridden disciplines like driving but no guarantee and fine to do natural horsemanship or use as a companion.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Registered with central equine vets 0131 664 5606 But stifle injury treated by joint specialist at Clyde Equine Hospital - Andrew McDiarmid 01555 660000

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

Lack of life experience means he was a bit nervous. Usually this resulted in either hiding behind you or spinning to face the offending object. He's improved massively since we stopped trying to back him. He's generally good with his feet but had at times got grumpy with the farrier on the back ones. This was pain association and only because the intensive training. Again much happier now the trainings stopped and he can associate people with nice things.

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

He is a good doer (lived out in highlands no bother) but gained a bit of weight when turned out on rich grass in Edinburgh. No laminitis signs to date but obviously all horses can be prone if left overweight on rich grazing so he's not much different to any normal horse in terms of horse health management.

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?

Yes