Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H4128840   Views: 341   Horse Owner: annajane1 Contact seller   Updated On: Jan 05, 2019

Ruby


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 £500 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
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Ruby is a lovely affectionate girl who loves a fuss once she gets to know you. She can be a bit of a typical 'chestnut mare' and make the odd grumpy face, but she wouldn't hurt a fly really! Unfortunately she came to me quite underweight and has been out of work for a couple of months now, so I haven't done much ridden work with her, but she's been really good whenever I have ridden her. I've also managed to track down some of her history and she has apparently played polo, hunted and evented in the past.

Owned since
October 2018
Sex
Mare
Height
15.2 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
17 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
GB22060385
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Show jumping, Cross-country
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Ruby has been out of ridden work for around 2 months now, but there is no reason why she could not easily be brought back into work again.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Someone with experience of the breed and of bringing horses back into work. Ruby loves work and definitely isn't ready to retire, but I think a slightly slower pace of life would suit her as she is 17, so hacking, low level jumping (she loves jumping!) and fun rides would be ideal! She needs to be somebody's best friend and finally find her forever home. She has never done anything dangerous with me when ridden, but can be a typical TB, so an experienced, calm and confident owner is a must!

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    D Flex Thoroughbred Synthetic Saddle 8" D - D and 17" seat, Prolite Pad, Cavesson Bridle, Fulmer French Link Snaffle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Show jumping, Cross-country

157 centimeters
62 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

No known health issues. She is still quite underweight and lacking condition and topline, but this has improved.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

No veterinary examinations/treatment needed.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

The Stables Equine Practice | 01749830666 | Conkerfield, Pennybatch Lane, Wookey, Nr Wells, BA5 1NH | Unknown | www.stablesequinepractice.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Ruby is good in traffic.

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

I've only hacked Ruby out alone a couple of times and she has been absolutely fine. I've never hacked her out in company, but I have been told that she is no problem.

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

The main reason why I am re-homing Ruby is because she has become extremely attached to and obsessed with my other mare. It has now become impossible to do anything with either of them, which is the reason why Ruby is currently out of work. If I try to work Ruby, then she is constantly calling out for my other mare and will just spin round and bolt back to the yard. If I take Rose, my other girl out, then Ruby will jump out of the field and follow. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to sort this out.

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

None.

Details of any problems when being ridden

She has recently started napping and trying to bolt back to the yard in order to get to my other mare, which is why she is currently out of work as all of our hacking is on roads and it is unsafe. We do not have a school either, so it's been safer to just concentrate on groundwork for the last couple of months. She has never bucked or reared. This is a very difficult decision, but it was never really my intention to keep Ruby, only to help her find her forever home, whether that's through loaning or rehome.

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?

No


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):      

Thoroughbred

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.