Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3627286   Views: 818   Horse Owner: nataliedryden Contact seller   Updated On: Apr 08, 2018

Roddy


Roddy - Irish X - Dark Bay
Roddy - Irish X - Dark 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 donation of £150 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 150 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Roddy is very cuddly and a nice person, loves attention and fuss, however he is not happy in a big yard and really needs a one to one relationship to go back to the horse he was when I got him. he is very good to shoe , clip and pretty much anything, great with fencing and is fine with either mares or geldings.

Owned since
May 2017
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.1 hands
Breed
Irish X (Part Breed)
Age
18 years
Colour
Dark Bay
Passport number
372414002867100
Passport Registration Agency
irish horse register
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Horse not happy in large yard- needs one to one
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Schooling
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
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
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I think he would suit a mature person who has time to spend building a bond and earing his trust. he is fine in a school but did display strange behaviour out hacking, weaving and planting, so his new mum needs to build a bond and do lots of in hand work, his previous owner had Roddy for 11 years and he was hacked on his own and as a nanny horse and was perfect, so I think in the right environment he would go back to that happy boy again.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    snaffle bit GP synthetic saddle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Schooling

154 centimeters
61 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 150 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Roddy was intermittent lame, had X-rays and was started on Bute. My farrier reviewed the X-rays and could see no arthritis or navicular and the Bute has been stopped and a Roddy is sound and back being ridden, X-rays are available for new owner to review

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

As above, no other issues

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Ryder-Davies and partners | 01394380083 | 18 Grundisburgh rd, woodbridge, ip124hg | equine@ryder-daviesvets.co.uk | ryder-daviesvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

No issues

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

He used to hack alone and as a nanny horse all the time but since moving to his current large yard has some strange behaviour out hacking both alone and with company. He needs experienced rider out hacking to deal with this, however in small yard with one to one relationship he should go back to being able to be hacked alone, traffic is no issue

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

A novice could ride him in the school but due to nappy behaviour needs experienced person to hack him out, someone with patience and understanding and natural horsemanship techniques may help build a bond with him as he is a really nice boy who is just not happy with me.

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

As explained before his behaviour out hacking is very strange, I have tried everything I can think of but unfortunately due to work I am unable to see him regularly so he is on full livery and is just not happy he needs his own person to give him all the time and attention he deserves, his schooling is quite good and he likes to pop a little jump, but has never competed. He is lazy and does need ridding forward, he is great on the lead rein and loves taking little ones for a plod on a lead rein

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

He is a good doer and loves his food, but no laminitis does not need too much restriction if in work

Details of any problems when being ridden

Does not rear, but has developed slight nappy behaviour when hacking, I think it is down to him being unhappy as he was not at all nappy with his previous owner.

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?

Yes


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 150 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (150 miles):      

Irish X

The Irish X horse or pony is a cross breed between any Irish horse and another breed of horse. Most commonly, Irish X is a cross between and Irish Draft Horse and another breed of horse. They can come in a number of colours, with varied sizes and traits, however tend to adopt certain traits and characteristics from their Irish ancestry.