Donation Type: Share   Donation Number: H4H3217955   Views: 5047   Horse Owner: debbiewicks Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 16, 2016

Paddy


Paddy - Irish Draught - Grey

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Handsome 16.1h papered and micro chipped 19 year old grey Irish Draught Gelding. For part loan at current yard (part livery) near Bury St Edmunds, to pay contribution to costs and approved farrier costs.

Needs confident, understanding rider. Ideal for hacking out or dressage. Not to be jumped due to injury early on, now healed. Barefoot with intention to stay barefoot.

Hacks out alone or in company, goes in front or behind. Good in traffic, with farrier and to box. Very easy to handle.

Owned since
July 2002
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Irish Draught (Pure Breed)
Age
19 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
2523440
Passport Registration Agency
Irish Horse Board
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage
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
85 kg
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (6 months - currently walked out in hand once - twice a week)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Confident sharer

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    GP saddle/dressage saddle + snaffle/dutch gag

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    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 10 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Had intermittent bi lateral lameness - cured when he became bare foot. Had colic surgery 5 years ago.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

None

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Newmarket Equine Hospital | 01638 782000 | Cambridge Road, Newmarket CB8 0FG | office@neh.uk.com | http://www.newmarketequinehospital.com/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Well behaved

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

Fine in company or on own. In front or behind in company

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

Well behaved but needs confident rider as has spooked and ran off 4 times on 13 years.

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

Jumping - due to feet

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

But need to limit amount of sugar in take as bare foot

Details of any problems when being ridden

Doesn't buck rear or nap - has occasionally spooked and run off

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

  • you will be allowed to ride the horse 7 days a week
  • during summer and winter complete this amount of work/duties: Contribute towards livery, feed and farrier costs
  • make a monthly donation of £10 to the charity Horses4Homes
  • make a monthly contribution of £95 to the keep of this horse to be paid to the animal's owner

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 10 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (10 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.