Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H2926991   Views: 584   Horse Owner: sharao Contact seller   Updated On: Feb 12, 2018

Roo


Roo - Unknown - Bay
Roo - Unknown - Bay
Roo - Unknown - Bay
Roo - Unknown - Bay
Roo - Unknown - 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 300 miles radius from the current horse location
Roo is such a lovely boy! In the short time he has been with us he has been willing, patient, gentle and kind and shown us that he is a sociable, reliable and intelligent pony. He learns well.
For the first year we had him he did a lot of Parelli natural horsemanship training which he really enjoyed. He has been a great companion for my daughter with learning difficulties. With the right environment he is an undemanding pony really just wanting food and company :)

Owned since
June 2015
Sex
Gelding
Height
13.0 hands
Breed
Unknown (Part Breed)
Age
20 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
826069000109924
Passport Registration Agency
Horse Passport Agency Ltd
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
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling
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
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
50 - 55 kg
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Roo has not been ridden regularly for about a year. )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Roo needs to be on a track system or very bare starvation paddock. He has had no grass since 2016 when he moved onto a track system on our own land. He needs mainly ad lib hay (low sugar hay). He doesn't require a stable as he lives out full time and loves doing that.... he grows a fabulous fluffy thick coat each winter. Roo would suit being a therapy pony with the right training. Otherwise he needs an fairly experienced and confident rider who can bring him back into work again.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Roo was being ridden with a bitless bridle which him seemed to much prefer though he needs a firm hand with it. He has previously worn a snaffle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling

132 centimeters
52 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

He has been laminitis free for almost a year. His health rehabilitation has been supervised throughout by a natural feet specialist. Roo does not wear shoes and his feet are now back to full health. He was once very sick with laminitis (I had the vet out who tested him positive for cushings). Feed management and exercise is key for his health. He will need a track system or almost bare starvation paddock with ad lib hay. He has lived in a small herd before and is good with other ponies/horses.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Vet saw him early last year when he was very lame with a laminitic episode. Roo tested positive for Cushings but we decided to not give treatment until diet and other management techniques had been fully explored. He recovered completely with being kept active and changing his hay for a specialist low sugar hay 'Feet First Hay' had a almost overnight effect.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Garston Vets | 01373 452225 | Frome BA11 1PZ | enquiries@garstonvets.co.uk | garsonvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Roo is pretty bomb proof. Little seems to faze him though he is still a little nervous of tractors. He has never bolted in traffic.

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

He isn't any different alone or in company. He is a bit of a fiend for going for the grass or wanting to browse.. This is why he needs a firm and confident hand - especially to begin with as he is brought back into work.

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

He will nibble at pockets if he thinks you have a treat. He can be stubborn and 'test' whether you are in charge or not. He is a typical pony in many respects. He is always best behaved when he has been schooled regularly..... he has been hanging out doing what he likes for a while now so his manners made need some work! So he needs someone who is confident and assertive. Even if you're fairly new to riding that's fine... he just needs to know you are in charge!

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

none

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

Roo has a history of severe laminitic episodes BUT through our work with him he is now completely recovered. His recovery is due to low sugar hay and living on a 'track system' i.e. ad lib hay on a mainly grassless paddock.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Never had any problems.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

No

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 300 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (300 miles):      
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