Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3227385   Views: 1040   Horse Owner: swamppig Contact seller   Updated On: May 12, 2018

Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift)


Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey
Sambuka (Doles Ashes Fates Gift) - New Forest - Grey

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 £350 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
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Sam is enthusiastic about work, is quirky & opinionated. Happy to school, prefers to gallop fields & forest & pop logs. He's fast, but excellent brakes!
Sam's been training with dressage trainer for a year. He has a good walk and trot in outline. He's learning canter in outline & is improving daily. Has started lateral work. He is does unaffiliated. Dressage each month (prelim next month). Xc schooling today. Fast, forward, jumped everything without pause. Hes been showing &stands perfectly in the arena

Owned since
June 2017
Sex
Gelding
Height
14.1 hands
Breed
New Forest (Pure Breed)
Age
13 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
826038NFS470410
Passport Registration Agency
New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Out grown the pony more quickly than we had thought. Such a shame as he's going really well!
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Endurance, Showing
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
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes full work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Sam needs an experienced, quiet competent handler & rider. He is very quirky and dominant until you have established your position, he will threaten and try to take advantage. He is easy to keep, needs loads of turnout time. He is currently out for twelve hours+ and kept stables at night. He really needs routine and only settles when things are regular and constant as he is a bit of an anxious person. He would be ok outside in summer. He is very sociable with other horses and is popular & needs company

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Ridden in rhinegold Italian bridle with comfort headpiece, plain cavesson and no flash. Sometimes separate flash. Has neue schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Eggbutt & custom leather headcollar & variety of boots will come with him. His Barnsby Hunt Saddle in havana fits like a glove was expensive, fits him well we want new owner to have opportunity to purchase at sensible charge in private deal. Also ridden in dressage saddle (not included & not forsale). Has 5 new rugs available for small charge.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Affiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, Endurance, Showing

144 centimeters
57 inches

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Sam found it hard to settle when he moved and has a full programme of behaviours which he will roll out to test new people. In spring he is much more up. We got professional help from Guido Leidelmeyer when Sam arrived and with consistent handling he has settled to be a nice boy. He is a one person pony and needs to trust someone. When he arrived we had lots of things done to make him more comfortable. Teeth, back, osteopathy, new saddle, new bit, new bridle. He is now very fit and comfortable.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

When Sam first arrived with us, he was a tricky chap. We got him in spring, and were surprised by his many behaviours. As part of his check over, we had him rig tested to ensure that this wasn't making things worse. Test came back that he is not a rig. Turns out he needed his teeth doing, they were sharp, he was not comfortable and osteopathy has helped him recover. He is sound and has learned that his bit will not hurt him, and his bridle is comfortable. He is not girthy any longer either.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Knotts Yard Veterinary Practice | 01953 889750 | Griston Road Watton Norfolk IP25 6DL | admin@knottsyardvets.co.uk | www.knottsyardvets.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Sam is very good on the roads. He has not been bothered at all by tractors, trailers, diggers, motorbikes, ambulances, cars at a variety of speeds, pushbikes or other horses. Ok with dogs that bark at fences and children shouting. Can be impatient if he has to wait for long, this is really minor and gives insight into personality. Pigs get hard stare & dislikes large birds, like geese. He doesn't spook, jog, spin, bolt. If in doubt he will refuse to move & threaten to rear. We walk him past in hand ok.

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

Hacking is his favourite thing, he would probably love crosscountry/hunting. Hacks alone or in company. Likes to race others in gallop, but is fine to stop and never strong at all. Hacks out in lozenge bit and plain noseband. No martingale, flash optional if other horses going & speed work. Great with other horses, natural leader, likes to be in front. Sam is brave&forward when asked. Goes very fast in a gallop! Needs regular long hacks, often 20k+ with us and will go further happily.

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

Sam throws evasions at people who have not established themselves as a person to be respected. We have successfully dealt with dropping shoulder, napping to gate in school, rearing, hates being fussed or brushed. Not bad to plait, tolerates a bath. doesn't kick, will groom you which will involve nibbling. He can bite but you always get warning. He is a rather anxious person and needs calm consistent handling, a low energy person suits best. He will give you his all once you are his person.

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

Sam had a 2*vetting when we bought him. These showed him to be healthy. We are happy for you to see this report but it found: 'proximal quarter of trachea, surface of cartilage is slighly misshapen. Unlikely to be significant if no noise heard at canter. Small, non painful splint LF. Not significant. Tiny Iris Cyst attached to granula iridica in right eye. Not affecting vision and unlikely to be significant. They can enlarge over time'

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

Not known as he has been working hard and has not had any weight issues with us.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Sam has a few quirky behaviours. He is not malicious in our opinion, but anxious. He will threaten before he does something, so you get a warning to change how you handle it. He is the pride of a 14 year old girl who has dealt successfully with dropped shoulders, napping, rearing and he only seems to do it once or twice to see if it will work. When it doesn't he moves on to his next trick. He only does it when he is under pressure, being pushed to learn something too hard. He feeds off riders nerves.

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 200 miles radius from the current horse location

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New Forest

The New Forest Pony or New Forester is one of the recognised Mountain and moorland or Native pony breeds of the British Isles. The breed is valued for its hardiness, strength and sureness of foot. It is indigenous to the New Forest in Hampshire in southern England, and thousands of poniescan still be seen running loose there.

Characteristics:

The upper height limit is 148 cm. There is no lower limit but New Forest ponies are seldom under 12 hands (48 inches, 122 cm). They are normally shown in two height sections 138 cm and under (competition type A) and over 138 cm (competition height B). The New Forester has a well built frame, muscular hind quarters and a good depth of body. The head should show pride, the shoulders should be well sloped with deep reach, and the legs show an even line with strong joints and solid hooves. New Forest ponies should be of riding type. The larger ponies, while narrow enough for small children are quite capable of carrying adults. The smaller ponies, though not up to so much weight, often have more show quality. The New Forest Pony has free, even gaits, active and straight, but not exaggerated.

New Forest Ponies are most commonly bay, chestnut or grey, but may be any colour except piebald, skewbald or cremello. Palominos and very light chestnuts are only acceptable as geldings and mares. Blue eyes are not permitted. White markings on the head and legs are permitted. However, white markings are not permitted that occur behind the head and above a line parallel to the ground from the point of the hock in the hind leg to the top of the metacarpal bone or bend in the knee in the foreleg.

The New Forest Pony is considered to have a gentle temperament, and the ponies are noted for their intelligence, strength and versatility. They are noted for friendliness, intelligence, strength, versatility and are nearly always willing-to-please. They are also renowned for their sure-footedness, agility and speed. New Foresters are amongst the most approachable of all the native British pony breeds, perhaps because of their history of frequent contact with humans.

Uses:

New Forest ponies make excellent ponies for gymkhanas. They are also used for show jumping, cross-country, dressage, driving, and eventing. They and their cross-breeds are still the 'working pony of choice' for local farmers and commoners, as their sure-footedness, agility and sound good sense will carry them (and their rider) safely across the varied and occasionally hazardous terrain of the open Forest, sometimes at great speed, during the drift season.