Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H7628424   Views: 747   Horse Owner: janeyh Contact seller   Updated On: Oct 15, 2018


Ruby - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Ruby - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Ruby - Thoroughbred - Chestnut

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
Ruby is kind and friendly. At 18 she is still very spritely and full of life. She is good to catch, shoe and vet. She enjoys being groomed and is happy to stand and let my grandchildren sit on her. She would be happy to live out 24/7 as long as good rug in winter.

Owned since
July 2015
16.0 hands
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
18 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Change in family circumstances, divorce/separation, birth of new child, family bereavement
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
? stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Has not been ridden for 3 years. Has been kept as a companion horse only.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I would like Ruby to go to her forever home. She is kept on our family smallholding, which sadly now has to be sold, It would be nice for her to go to a similar home with at least one other horse. She is not a novice ride so her new owner would need to be confident and prepared to take things slowly while she gains your trust. . Experience with thoroughbreds would be good. Ruby makes a lovely companion horse. Two weeks ago the horse she was with had to be put to sleep,

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Saddle Snaffle bridle Martingale

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking

162 centimeters
64 inches


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

Relevant health or lameness issues

Ruby was looked over by a vet when I bought her. She has windgalls but was told not too bad and fine for light hacking but not jumping. Also some stiffness sometimes in back legs, although you wouldn't know how she gallops round fields sometimes. She is also flat footed which can cause her to trip.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Abscess on front left foot treated by farrier and after by ourselves with poultice. Full recovery.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Walnut Equine Veterinary Clinic | 01564 794104 | Ardenfields, Blunts Green, Henley in Arden | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

I was told when I bought her she was good in traffic, however I have never taken her out on the roads so can not say.

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

I haven't hacked out with her.

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

Can be nervous and spooky sometimes so needs a calm confident person. Saying that walked straight past a skip, not usually there, without even noticing. Also sometimes nappy so not for a novice. She did not load well onto horsebox when I bought her but travelled well. She did get attached to the horse she was with, however I'm sure she will settle into a new home as she did when she came to me especially if there is another horse.

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

Due to windgalls and sometimes stiffness no jumping.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Not ridden for last three years.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, but only in winter

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



The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word "thoroughbred" is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered a hotblooded horse, known for their agility, speed and spirit.

The head should be correctly proportioned to the rest of the body, displaying a good flat forehead and wide-set intelligent eyes. Carried relatively low, the head should sit well on a neck which is somewhat longer and lighter than in other breeds.

Good quality Thoroughbreds have high withers, a deep chest, a short back, good depth of hindquarters, a lean body, and long legs.

Color: Thoroughbred horses are most often bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or gray. The can also be roan, palomino or white. Coat patterns that have more than one color on the body, such as Pinto or Appaloosa, are not recognized by the breed registries.

Size: Thoroughbreds usually stand between 15 and 17 hands high.

Weight: Thoroughbred can weigh in range of 1000 to 1200lbs (450-550kg).

Temperament: Being a hot-blooded horse, the Thoroughbred is courageous and alert. Sometimes nervous, these horses are spirited and excitable. As true racing machines, the Thoroughbred is fast and athletic.

Life expectancy: Average life span of a Thoroughbred horse is somewhere between 25 to 35 years, depending on the health care provided.

Origin: The Thoroughbred's genetic origin is Arabian. The founding Arabian stallions which were brought to Britain in the late 1600s and early 1700s were bred to domestic mares.

Thoroughbred uses:

Although the Thoroughbred is primarily bred for racing, the breed is also used for show jumping and combined training because of its athleticism, and many retired and retrained race horses become fine family riding horses, dressage horses, and youth show horses. The larger horses are sought after for hunter/jumper and dressage competitions, whereas the smaller horses are in demand as polo ponies.

Thoroughbred influence: Arabian, Barb and Turk.