Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3625106   Views: 6294   Horse Owner: pollyt Contact seller   Updated On: Aug 02, 2017

Rupert


Rupert - Shire X - Coloured
Rupert - Shire X - Coloured
Rupert - Shire X - Coloured
Rupert - Shire X - Coloured

This donation has ended.

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 £200 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 200 miles radius from the current horse location
Rupert is a striking horse to look at and has very good movement. He has been a happy hacker for five years, doing some low level dressage and riding club clinics. He is currently standing idle in the field as I do not have the time or strength to ride him, but he would be a rewarding project horse for an experienced rider to bring back into work for showing, dressage or just hacking.

Owned since
April 2012
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.3 hands
Breed
Shire X (Part Breed)
Age
11 years
Colour
Coloured
Passport number
826069000180138
Passport Registration Agency
Horse Passport Agency
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Driving, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Showing
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?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
15 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Rupert has been out of work for a couple of months as I do not have time to ride him properly. Also I am not as strong as I was and Rupert does need a physically fit rider.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Rupert is a dominant horse, so needs a strong-minded experienced handler/rider. He would be best off in a yard rather than just with one companion as he does not like being left behind. He might be suitable for an experienced driver to re-introduce to harness especially as he is so striking to look at, or he would make a good project for someone who enjoys dressage to bring on as long as they don't mind the occasional argument, which never lasts long.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    GP saddle, plain cavesson bridle with Hanging cheek lozenge snaffle. Running martingale for extra brakes when out in company.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Driving, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Showing

170 centimeters
67 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 200 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (200 miles):      

Relevant health or lameness issues

Last year Rupert suffered from sweet-itch but I think it is now under control. He has not been lame at all in the five years I have had him.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Last summer Rupert had some skin irritation which the vet couldn't define. He was washed with a medicated shampoo which seemed to resolve the problem.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Bell Equine | 01622 813700 | Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic Butchers Lane Mereworth Maidstone ME18 5GS | info@bellequine.com | bellequine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Rupert is a very good hack, used to all traffic (including steam engines)

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

Rupert is used to hacking out alone. He is good in a small group but will light up in company.

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

Rupert is a dominant horse and needs a strong-minded experienced handler. He will occasionally have an argument with his rider but it doesn't last long. He likes to be the centre of attention but is good to handle on the ground, shoe, clip etc.

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

None

Details of any problems when being ridden

Generally Rupert is a great horse to hack out on - I have been riding him out alone for five years and he copes with everything he meets. He enjoys a gallop over the stubble fields but will always come back to hand when asked. We have had a very few arguments over the years, at which point he will throw some big bucks in protest, but once that is dealt with he carries on as if nothing ever happened.

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?

No


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 200 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (200 miles):      
Shire x Warmblood