Milly | Horses4Homes - Safely Rehoming Horses
Donation Type: Share   Donation Number: H4H7427302   Views: 2365   Horse Owner: jennyowen Contact seller   Updated On: Mar 28, 2018

Milly


Milly - Cob - Dark Bay
Milly - Cob - Dark Bay
Milly - Cob - Dark Bay

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  • 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 25 miles radius from the current horse location
Milly is an alert and willing character who really likes company (both horse and human). She came from a background in trekking and has adapted well to her life with me as her owner and only rider. She loves to hack in company and she is also happy working in the school on our own. She finds hacking alone a challenge, as this was not part of her early background. We are still working on building her confidence in this area.
Milly is a typical cob: stocky and strong, and quick to learn.

Owned since
October 2014
Sex
Mare
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
Cob (Part Breed)
Age
10 years
Colour
Dark Bay
Passport number
826076000022206
Passport Registration Agency
Farmkey
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Change in family circumstances, divorce/separation, birth of new child, family bereavement
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling
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
65 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I'm looking for a sharer who will emjoy getting to know Milly and doing a mix of activities with her. She isn't a novice ride; she needs a calm person to help her to maintain her own confidence. I am 5 ft 5 inches tall and weigh 61 kilos; I am looking for someone of similar build (or lighter). The sharer will also need their own transport. I have retrained Milly with a reward-based approach, and she has responded really well to this. The sharer needs to be happy to join in with this technique.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Bitless bridle - this is a "Lightrider", which has both sidepull and chinstrap options. Treeless leather saddle (Solution GP native).

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling

147 centimeters
58 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 25 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

No health or lameness issues. Milly has been barefoot for most of the time that she's been with me, and her feet are in excellent shape. Her hooves are trimmed regularly by a qualified person. She's fine with hacking on all surfaces. She is overweight at the moment, as you will see from the pictures. Normally she slims down well over the winter, though she always has a stocky build. I had surgery last year and had to take some months off riding. So now we need to build the exercise and fitness levels up.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Nothing to report (Milly is up to date with vaccinations, dental checks and worming).

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Green Veterinary Practice | 01142645454 | Lightwood Barn, Lighteood Lane, Sheffield, S8 8BG | cjgreenvets@btconnect.com | https://www.facebook.com/Greenvetslightwood/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Milly is calm in traffic. She has hacked regularly on local roads and lanes.

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

in company, Milly goes really well, although she prefers not to be in the lead. If something bothers her, she usually stops to think about it, rather than spooking. I sometimes get off and lead her past an unfamiliar sight, and this always keeps her calm. Hacking out alone is difficult just now. We have hacked alone in the past, but after a yard move last year, it's been hard to rebuild her confidence in leaving the farm on our own. I think that with time, we will be able to get back to hacking alone.

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

It's all about trust and confidence for Milly. So the sharer needs to be happy to go at Milly's pace: get to know her steadily, do groundwork first, progress to riding in the school and then to short hacks in company. Eventually, hacking alone should also be possible. Milly really needs more exercise than I can give her at the moment - both for physical fitness and to regain the confidence she lost when we moved yards. She is now very settled where she is; it's a quiet farm, and she likes her herd mates.

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

No.

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

Good doer - no history of laminitis. Milly is out in the field 24/7 from May to November; during the winter she is stabled overnight. As a small group of owners at the yard, we manage the spring and autumn transitions flexibly, by bringing the horses in for part of the day when we see a need to limit grass intake. So we don't restrict grazing routinely.

Details of any problems when being ridden

No bucking or rearing. Some issues about hacking alone, as indicated above.

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

  • you will be allowed to ride the horse 2 days a week
  • during summer and winter complete this amount of work/duties: Regular company and exercise for Milly. Ideally this would be a mix of groundwork and ridden work (schooling and/or hacking). Milly is trained using 'positive reinforcement' methods (including clicker training), and goes well in a bitless bridle. The sharer will need to be happy about using the same approach. There's plenty of scope to learn for anyone who hasn't worked in this way before and would welcome a chance to practise. There is no requirement for yard duties but this could be negotiable for the right person.
  • make a monthly donation of £10 to the charity Horses4Homes

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 25 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (25 miles):      
Typical stocky cob. No more detailed info available.