Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H4228518   Views: 836   Horse Owner: johewitson Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 15, 2018

Pussycat


Pussycat - TB X  - Bay
Pussycat - TB X  - Bay
Pussycat - TB X  - Bay
Pussycat - TB X  - Bay
Pussycat - TB X  - Bay
Pussycat - TB X  - 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 £100 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 300 miles radius from the current horse location
Pussycat is a beautiful, loving and affectionate character. She is a delight to ride - stunning paces and wants to please on the flat. She loves hacking and is never lazy. She is a comfortable ride. Pussycat is easy to look after - catch, shoe trim etc. Her favourite pastime is being scratched and she will oblige by nuzzling you back! Her dressage is a delight to watch and many prizes await the right rider. She is easy and obliging to school. She is fit and on top form at present.

Owned since
January 2016
Sex
Mare
Height
14.2 hands
Breed
TB X (Part Breed)
Age
10 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
826037011085529
Passport Registration Agency
British Rididng Pony
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Both daughters are leaving home and I do not have time to look after Pussycat. I am happy to consider a loan swell as rehome
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Schooling, 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
65 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Pussycat's perfect home would be one without hills, where she can do light work with off road hacking about 4 times a week. She would love a home where she could do a mixture of hacking, schooling and dressage competitions. She jumps brilliantly however her intensive jumping days are over. She needs a reasonably experienced rider as she can be a bit spooky out riding on her own. Turnout is very important to her. Her ideal set up is one where she can come in at night during the worst of the winter.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    We use a snaffle and martingale 90% of the time for hacking. If my nervous daughter is going on a hack where gallops may occur she would wear a French link 2 ring gag. My elder daughter only ever used the gag for cross-country. She has a GP saddle and a dressage saddle. She always wears protective tendon boots out hacking to prevent injury and due to the corrective shoeing overreach boots to reduce the chances of losing a shoe.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Schooling, Dressage

147 centimeters
58 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 300 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Pussycat's eventing career was curtailed due to arthritis in both front feet and one hock. Now treated she is working beautifully. However to keep her in quality work she will need annual steroid injections. She is shod with pads in her front feet to reduce compression. She had a sarcoid 2 years ago and this has been removed and there has been no sign of any more. Consequently her feet and sarcoids are no longer insurable.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Her sarcoid was removed around 18 months ago. Over the last 18 months she had x-ray and scans to determine the cause of lameness - hence knowledge of her arthritis. During this time she has had up to 2 steroid injections in all 3 places. The last around 6 months ago. This year she was x-rayed for a sore back - no damage so she was treated for a soft tissue injury. The vet believed the this occurred to compensate for her feet before we found the cause. Since treatment her back has been perfect.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Park Vet | 01923 229300 | 256 Cassiobury Drive, Watford, Herts, WD17 3PA | equine@parkveterinary.co.uk | www.parkveterinary.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Pussycat is generally good especially with another horse. On her own she can be nervous at times and would need an experienced rider. Due to her health we do very little roadwork now and so have not spent time exposing her to traffic to overcome her slight nervousness.

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

In company Pussycat is very good - happy to follow or lead. If the riders wanted to gallop she would be very keen to join in but only if given permission. On her own mostly she is very good good especially if she is in regular work. However occasionally she will spook. She is rarely strong on her own and would would have to be asked to have a fast gallop.

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

Apart from her occasional spooks she is perfect in every way. She is easy to manage on the yard and is often given the "difficult" horse to turn out with as she is very calm and just likes to get on with grazing!

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

Extensive road work and hills do not suit her condition. Jumping a few fences out hacking or a little bit in the school would be fine - but not regularly. Our home is vey hilly so not suitable for her, I am sure if she was in flat area her condition would be much easier to manage.

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

She has never suffered from laminitis but we are always sensible and would be careful at certain times of the year.

Details of any problems when being ridden

None - only the occasional spook

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 300 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (300 miles):      
He is half thouroughbred, quarter cob and quarter hanovarian.