Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H5227355   Views: 961   Horse Owner: helyat Contact seller   Updated On: Apr 16, 2018

Murphy


Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay
Murphy - Thoroughbred - Bright Bay

This donation has ended.

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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Murphy has lots of ability and, with a competent rider, would soon return to competition level. He enjoys jumping and has competed up to 90cm SJ (higher schooling/at home), but for the 3 years while my daughter has been at University she has only intermittently schooled/jumped him, and I have just hacked him/fun rides. He has schooled XC and has lovely paces - we haven't competed him ourselves but he should do a good dressage test.

Owned since
August 2013
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
14 years
Colour
Bright Bay
Passport number
IRE45006487
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Need a larger horse for my daughter and would like Murphy to have a home where someone can spend more time with him.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing
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?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Murphy needs an experienced competent rider. He needs to be kept in regular work if he is to return to competition level. However, he will happily just go out for occasional hacks as long as he is in company. He needs as much turnout as possible and must have a field companion but he soon gets used to being left alone for short periods of time when necessary. He is easy to clip, shoe and box.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Flash bridle with hollow, loose-ring snaffle. Kent & Masters GP saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Showing

160 centimeters
63 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Murphy has had gastric ulcers (GI/Digestive System Disorders are excluded from insurance) - treated, now prevented by having as much turnout as possible, ad lib hay, and a small feed before exercise. Further exclusions include Eye Disorders (scratched eye 2016), LH Foot Disorders/Lymphangiitis (abscess 2016), Lameness/Tendon & Ligament Disorders (only from vetting at purchase; not considered lame/no soft tissue issues at subsequent veterinary examinations).

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Gastroscopy - small ulcer at exit of stomach. Treated with course of injections. Annual vaccination/teeth and general examination - all ok.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Cheltenham Equine Vets | 01242 806772 | c/o Dragon Veterinary Centre, Prestbury Park, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH | info@cheltenhamequinevets.co.uk | cheltenhamequinevets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Murphy is not particularly worried about traffic but, when on his own, he can be generally spooky.

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

Murphy will hack alone but can be spooky, particularly on a new route. In company he tends to plod along quite happily if behind the leader. He will go in front with a lot of effort but much prefers being behind.

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

Although usually quite easy to deal with, Murphy can act "highly strung" at times, needing a firm handler/rider. Hence the need for an experienced competent loanee.

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

Can occasionally buck when excited - we seem to be past that stage now with his re-introduction to more schooling/jumping. He may kick out/small buck if tapped with whip behind girth so we tend to tap him on the shoulder or our own boots, if necessary. He doesn't nap but it may be difficult to get him past something scary when out hacking.

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?

No


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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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.