Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3028610   Views: 661   Horse Owner: nguite71 Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 31, 2018

Murphy


Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey
Murphy - Irish Draught - Grey

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 £500 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 50 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
This gentle giant is a delightful well behaved boy. He is quiet and shy. He is good with the farrier, dentist and vet. No particular vices. He loves to be pampered and enjoys his food. Amongst other horses, he adapts to his surroundings and is neither dominant nor submissive. He will stand his ground if needed but is never needlessly aggressive. To ride, a friend once said it was like sitting in an armchair. He has good paces and still has room to develop further.

Owned since
November 2011
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.2 hands
Breed
Irish Draught (Pure Breed)
Age
12 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
372414004041083
Passport Registration Agency
Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)
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, Cross-country, Showing
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
15 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    The ideal person should be an experienced rider, with experience on how to manage a horse. He is lovely but still young and still occasionally will be cheeky and see what he can get away with. He needs someone not afraid to take the lead and a firm stance. This way you will get the best out of this boy. He has taken part in a few charity rides. He hunted when in Ireland but not in the last six years but it may be something he may enjoy

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    He uses a d ring bit. He can be ridden with or without a breast plate. Not been ridden bareback so always with saddle and stirrups. He uses a martingale currently. To be honest he has tried different bits and different tack pieces and they have never bothered him. More the riding and riders experience

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Cross-country, Showing

167 centimeters
66 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 50 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

The only health problem is that he has recently had 3 melanomas removed from around his anus.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

The removal of the melanomas,which were successfully removed in his stable with minimal fuss

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

The Priory | 01737242190 | 10 Evesham Road Reigate Surrey | Info@prioryvets.co.uk | www.prioryvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

I have not encountered any issues with traffic. He has come across, lorries, refuse vehicles, skip lorries, farming vehicles and general road traffic. He has developed with his loaner a dislike of cyclists and currently trying to desensitize him. He has been fine in the field with a cyclist but on a path, he has started napping. I’m sure this can be overcome

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

He has not done much hacking alone but when hacking with others he is comfortable leading or following. He has been hacked out by quite a few different people of varying levels of competence with no problems. His energy and how he hacks out varies.

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

He can be cheeky so an individual who is loving but able to take a dominant firm stance would be ideal

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

He has no injuries to disclose

Details of any problems when being ridden

Occasionally naps. Not known to have ever bucked or reared

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 50 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (50 miles):      

Irish Draught

The Irish Draught horse is the national horse breed of Ireland which developed primarily for farm use. Today, they are especially popular for crossing with Thoroughbreds and warmbloods, producing the popular Irish Sport Horses (also called Irish Draught Sport Horses) which excel at the highest levels of eventing and show jumping.

Type & Character:

  • The Irish Draught Horse is an active, short-shinned, powerful horse with substance and quality. It is proud of bearing, deep of girth and strong of back and quarters. Standing over a lot of ground, it has an exceptionally strong and sound constitution. It has an intelligent and gentle nature and is noted for its docility and sense.

Height:

  • Stallions: 15.3 h.h. to 16.3 h.h. approx. Mares: 15.1 h.h. to 16.1 h.h. approx.

Bone:

  • Good, strong, clean bone.

Head:

  • Good, bold eyes, set well-apart, long, well-set ears, wide of forehead. Head should be generous and pleasant, not coarse or hatchet-headed, though a slight Roman nose is permissible. The jaw bones should have enough room to take the gullet and allow ease of breathing

Shoulders, Neck and Front:

Shoulders should be clean-cut and not loaded, withers well-defined, not coarse; the neck set in high and carried proudly. The chest should not be too broad and beefy, the forearms should be long and muscular, not caught in at the elbow; the knee large and generous, set near the ground; the cannon bone straight and short, with plenty of flat, clean bone, never back of the knee (calf kneed), i.e. not sloping forward from knee to fetlock. The legs should be clean and hard, with a little hair permissible at the back of the fetlock as necessary protection; the pastern strong and in proportion, not short and upright nor too long and weak. The hoof should be generous and sound, not boxy or contracted and there should be plenty of room at the heel.

Back, Hindquarters, Body & Hind Legs:

The back to be powerful, the girth very deep, the loins must not be weak but the mares must have enough room to carry the foal. The croup to buttocks to be long and sloping, not short and rounded or flat topped; hips not wide and plain; thighs strong and powerful and at least as wide from the back view as the hips; the second thighs long and well developed; the hock near the ground and generous, points not too close together or wide apart but straight, they should not be out behind the horse but should be in line from the back and the quarters to the heel to the ground, they should not be over bent or in any way weak. The cannon bone, etc., as for the foreleg short and strong.

Action:

Smooth and free but without exaggeration and not heavy or ponderous. Walk and trot to be straight and true with good flexion in the hocks and freedom of the shoulders.

Colour:

Any solid colour, including greys. White leg markings, above the knees or hocks are not desirable.