Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H7729815   Views: 401   Horse Owner: robyn24   Updated On: Dec 01, 2019
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River

River - Westphalian - Skewbald
River - Westphalian - Skewbald

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 £200 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
River is an amazing horse, very well mannered and loves people. Please don’t be put off by his size as he is an angel to handle!
River has done quite high level dressage but looking for a hacking home for him as he now has ring bone in his front leg and the start of arthritis on his hocks.
He is great to hack alone and In company, happy on front or behind and alone but does need to be brought back into work to build up his muscle and strength again.


Owned since
April 2017
Sex
Gelding
Height
17.3 hands
Breed
Westphalian (Part Breed)
Age
12 years
Colour
Skewbald
Passport number
012173
Passport Registration Agency
Anglo-European Studbook Ltd.
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, 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
15 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (River has been out of work for approximately 2 months due to kicking himself in the field and bruising his ligament. )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    River needs a hacking home, this can include sponsored rides but not hunting.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bridle and saddle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

180 centimeters
71 inches

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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Relevant health or lameness issues

River has ringbone in his right front leg and arthritis in his hocks.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Scan of his right from leg and hocks conforming ring bone in front and arthritis in hocks

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Ballinger equine | 01462 414008 | East Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green, Hitchin SG4 7DP | office@ballingerequine.com | https://www.ballingerequine.com/contact/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good in light traffic but needs to look at bigger traffic for example buses.

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

Very well behaved, excellent in open spaces, behind or in front and alone.

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

River is well behaved but has been out of work for a while so will need a fairly experienced rider to bring him back to fitness.

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

Jumping over 70cm

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

Very good doer

Details of any problems when being ridden

Has been known to buck

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, all year round

Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?

Yes


Restrictions

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

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (100 miles):      

Westphalian

The Westphalian or Westfalen horse is a breed of German warmblood with a long and illustrious history. Next to the Hanoverian horse, the Westphalian is probably one of the most well known warmblood breeds, and the size of its studbook is second only to that of the Hanoverians, featuring an incredibly diverse array of mares and stallions which meet its exacting standards. These horses are well suited to equestrian sports, especially dressage and jumping, and a number of horses in Olympic competition are Westphalians.

Westphalians are bred to the same standard as the other German warmbloods and in particular exchange a great deal of genetic material with the nearby Rhinelander and Hanoverian. The standard for all German riding horses calls for an appealing, long-lined, correct riding horse with bold, expansive, elastic gaits, suitable for all types of riding due to its temperament, character, and rideability. The Westphalian's type is less refined than that of a Thoroughbred, but less coarse than that of a "cold blood".

Color: The Westphalian registry, or verband, does not discriminate on color or markings, however, colors other than black, bay, chestnut, and grey are rare.

Size: Westphalians usually stand between 15.2 to 17.2 hh.

Weight: between 1000 - 1300 lbs ( 455 - 590 kg).

Temperament: Calm, reliable and very friendly.

Origin: Westphalia, Germany.

Westphalian health issues:

The strict selection procedure applied to breeding stock ensures that Westphalians are generally free of congenital diseases. They are usually sound and long-lived
 
Westphalian uses:

  • Westphalians are bred to be suitable for competitive and pleasure riding in dressage and show jumping.
  • Some people also like to ride them in the hunt field, taking advantage of their intelligence, athleticism, and good nature. A well trained Westphalian is suitable for riders at a wide range of skill levels, although the horses will of course perform better with experienced riders. For young riders who are considering pursuit of equestrian sports as a career, a Westphalian can be a valuable and dependable companion.

Westphalian influence: Rhinelander and Hanoverian