Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H7727821   Views: 244   Horse Owner: suzanne5 Contact seller   Updated On: Jul 10, 2018

Lewis


Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark Bay
Lewis - Thoroughbred - Dark 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 one-off donation of £250 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 500 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Lewis is very special to us as we bred him so he has been in our care ever since birth.. He had a difficult time after he started racing and developed an infection in his lung. This put him off racing however he was successfully treated in Newmarket. He has had two years off to relax and become a horse again and he is a very happy boy. We believe that there is a lot he could do as a young horse. He's affectionate, loves being ridden and he could be an exciting project.

Owned since
February 2012
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
6 years
Colour
Dark Bay
Passport number
372IRE45193901T
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Lewis is an ex racer and will not return to racing. He would be very happy to find a new career.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage
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
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Lewis would need to live with other horses as he builds bonds with them but probably not mares as he tends to get clingy. Lewis would work best with an experienced person wanting to do something with him as he is probably more than a hack. He is intelligent, forward going and loves life. Basically, he has done nothing yet so open to lots of adventures!

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Loose ring snaffle with running martingale, GP English saddle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage

165 centimeters
65 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 500 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Lewis was successfully treated for an infection in his lung two years ago. At this point, after a full body examination it was also found that he might have slight kissing spine but not enough to be operated on. There has been no evidence of this since then.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

He was checked recently prior to rehoming and is well and ready for his new home.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Frame Swift | 01768862454 | The Veterinary Centre, Carelton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8TZ | n/a | www.frameswiftand partners.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Lewis is currently living at a livery and he is hacked out each day. The country lanes are quiet however he is perfect when traffic passes him.

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

Lewis can hack out alone or in company. He can hack out in front, in the middle or at the back.

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

Better to live with geldings. Wears heart shaped bar shoes in front as quite flat on his heels

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

No apart from endurance work.

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

Not prone to laminitis.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Loves being ridden. Hasn't been asked too many questions yet but always has his ears pricked and is very willing.

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 500 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (500 miles):      

Thoroughbred

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word "thoroughbred" is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered a hotblooded horse, known for their agility, speed and spirit.

The head should be correctly proportioned to the rest of the body, displaying a good flat forehead and wide-set intelligent eyes. Carried relatively low, the head should sit well on a neck which is somewhat longer and lighter than in other breeds.

Good quality Thoroughbreds have high withers, a deep chest, a short back, good depth of hindquarters, a lean body, and long legs.

Color: Thoroughbred horses are most often bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or gray. The can also be roan, palomino or white. Coat patterns that have more than one color on the body, such as Pinto or Appaloosa, are not recognized by the breed registries.

Size: Thoroughbreds usually stand between 15 and 17 hands high.

Weight: Thoroughbred can weigh in range of 1000 to 1200lbs (450-550kg).

Temperament: Being a hot-blooded horse, the Thoroughbred is courageous and alert. Sometimes nervous, these horses are spirited and excitable. As true racing machines, the Thoroughbred is fast and athletic.

Life expectancy: Average life span of a Thoroughbred horse is somewhere between 25 to 35 years, depending on the health care provided.

Origin: The Thoroughbred's genetic origin is Arabian. The founding Arabian stallions which were brought to Britain in the late 1600s and early 1700s were bred to domestic mares.

Thoroughbred uses:

Although the Thoroughbred is primarily bred for racing, the breed is also used for show jumping and combined training because of its athleticism, and many retired and retrained race horses become fine family riding horses, dressage horses, and youth show horses. The larger horses are sought after for hunter/jumper and dressage competitions, whereas the smaller horses are in demand as polo ponies.

Thoroughbred influence: Arabian, Barb and Turk.