Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9826592   Views: 211   Horse Owner: breatalent Contact seller   Updated On: Dec 04, 2017

Rocky


Rocky - Shetland - Brown
Rocky - Shetland - Brown

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 £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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Rocky is a good natured pony with a wonderful cheeky character and would ideally enjoy being rehomed with his pal Annabelle (see Horsese4Homes listing H4H3626590). Rocky enjoys the company of children and loves lots of attention and being groomed.

Owned since
May 2010
Sex
Gelding
Height
8.0 hands
Breed
Shetland (Pure Breed)
Age
9 years
Colour
Brown
Passport number
826067PHS041763
Passport Registration Agency
Pleasure Horse Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
-
Reason for re-home/share
Rocky no longer has little children to enjoy grooming sessions with him.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Companion only, not ridden
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
-

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Rocky would make a wonderful companion pony as he gets along well with others. He would also be suitable for a family with young children that would enjoy giving him regular grooming sessions.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Companion only, not ridden

81 centimeters
32 inches

Restrictions

  • This horse is being advertised as a "companion only" and cannot be ridden under any circumstances
  • 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

Rocky has suffered one bout of mild laminitis so does need to be kept on restricted grazing.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Rocky underwent remedial hoof trimming to assist with pedal bone rotation that occurred due to the bout of laminitis. Teeth rasping.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Liphook Equine Hospital | 01428 723594 | Liphook, Hants | post@theleh.co.uk | www.liphookequinehospital.co.uk

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

Rocky enjoys company when out at grass. When clipping Rocky then sedolin gel is required.

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

N/A

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

Good doer and prone to laminitis.

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?

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):      

Shetland pony

Shetland Ponies are hardy and strong, in part because the breed developed in the harsh conditions of the Shetland Isles. In appearance, Shetlands have a small head, sometimes with a dished face, wide spaced eyes and small and alert ears. The original breed has a short, muscular neck, compact, stocky bodies, and short, strong legs and a shorter than normal cannon bone in relation to their size. A short broad back and deep girth are universal characteristics as is a springy stride. Shetlands have long thick manes and tails and a dense double winter coat to withstand harsh weather.

Shetland pony color:

Shetlands can be almost every color, including skewbald and piebald, but are mainly black, chestnut, bay, brown, gray, palomino, dun, roan, cremello, and silver dapple. Registered Shetlands are not leopard spotted, nor do they carry the champagne gene, though these colors are sometimes seen in Shetland-sized crossbreds.

Shetland pony size:

Shetland pony stands maximum at 10.2 hands high, a can be as small as only 7 hands high.

Shetland pony weight:

The Shetland pony usually weighs around 450lbs.

Shetland pony temperament:

Because these ponies can very easily be described as "cute", their owners tend to spoil them and because of that they can express rebellious character, but if properly trained, can make a wonderful mount for children. Shetland ponies are generally gentle, good-tempered, and very intelligent by nature.

Shetland pony life expectancy:

The Shetland pony has a very long life-span, a can exceed 30 years.

Shetland pony origin:

The Shetland Pony’s ultimate origin goes back to Equids, larger than the modern breed, which lived in the Shetland Islands as early as the Bronze Age. When Norsemen invaded the islands, they brought ponies with them which were ancestors of the modern Dole Pony. These ponies crossed with native stock which created the Shetland Pony similar to that known today.

Shetland pony genetic diseases:

Shetlands small size also predisposes some individuals to a greater probability of heart problems than in larger animals, on occasion leading to early death.

Shetland pony health issues:

Shetland ponies, like many hardy small horse and pony breeds, can easily develop laminitis if on a diet high in non-structural carbohydrates.

Shetland pony uses:

Shetlands are used as children's riding ponies, are shown by both children and adults at horse shows in harness driving classes as well as for pleasure driving outside of the show ring.

Shetland pony interesting facts:

The Shetland Pony is recognized as the strongest Equid relative to size in existence. Therefore, when the coal mining industry became extensively developed in Britain in the 1800’s, Shetlands were imported in great numbers to haul coal cars in the "pits".