Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H1828908   Views: 472   Horse Owner: rospe   Updated On: Feb 01, 2019
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Serafin

Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten Grey
Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten Grey
Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten Grey
Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten Grey
Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten Grey
Serafin - Lusitano - Fleabitten 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 one-off donation of £200 to Horses4Homes Foundation

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Serafin was rescued from a gypsy encampment in Portugal. He is gentle and steady, although he will 'test' you a little bit with what he can get away with!. Originally from Spain as a trained dressage stallion (the lady who rescued him tracked some of his history). Sadly his crest fell and he was passed from person to person and riding schools, finally ending up with gypsies pulling a cart. He had such a kind eye in the photo when he was found that I bailed him and then bought him.

Owned since
November 2016
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.0 hands
Breed
Lusitano (Pure Breed)
Age
15 years
Colour
Fleabitten Grey
Passport number
620001002963967
Passport Registration Agency
Portugal
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
Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage
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
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Ridden Feb 2017 to Sept 2017 then turned away as my contract work is away from home )

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Serafin is not a showy Spanish horse having the fallen crest and many scars. But he would do well with someone who wants to hack out and do a little bit of dressage. I'd say a confident rider is best as he can try to take the lead and has one negative point. Someone in his past taught him to lie down - he has done this only twice with me in the school. I ride on a long rein and have learnt to have much more contact with him and did not have any more issues with him.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Paul Schockemohle comfort bridle with french link bit and Albion GP.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage

152 centimeters
60 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

There are no insurance exemptions for Serafin.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

He was seen by the vet and by a back person - no issues. He was gelded in Feb 2017 with no problems.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Tower Equine | 01778 591082 | Tower Farm, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincs PE10 0NF | office@towerequine.co.uk | www.towerequine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

I have not had any issues with Serafin in traffic (although we are on country lanes, so couldn't say how he'd be on a main A road). IN Spain and Portugal he would have been at the numerous horse fairs which are on/close to very packed roads, and very noisy people and side shows.

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

He will go in front and at the back. Doesn't get excited in company. Hacks out steadily on his own. Will give the lead past scary objects and isn't influenced by another horse's silliness or excitability.

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

His one negative is trying to lie down in the school at the beginning of the session. If you have good contact with him ( I used to ride with long washing lines!) he won't do this. He is good to lunge but will test you on the odd occasion and keep cantering around! he is normally good to mount but again, will test you with swinging his bum out. Again, you need to be firm with him and he gives in to you. He is good in lorry and trailer.

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

Nothing that I can envisage. He's a tough little horse, preferring to live out than be stabled (even in last year's month of snow and freezing weather last Feb).

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

he is a good doer and has not had laminitis

Details of any problems when being ridden

He has no bad habits when ridden. I am not a very confident rider and I never felt unsafe with him.

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 50 miles radius from the current horse location

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Lusitano

These horses are very similar in conformation to the Andalusian horses of Spain. The two breed are thought to have originated from a common source but selection in the Lusitano has resulted in a more convex profile reminiscent of the old Andalusian or Iberian horse whereas the Andalusian as developed a more Oriental head shape.

Since setting up their own Stud Book, the Portuguese have been able to make great strides in monitoring and improving the breeding program. Having been sought after over the centuries as a war horse, the same genetic abilities enable the Lusitano to be the perfect horse for mounted bullfighting in Portugal. In Portugal the bulls are not killed in the bullring so the horse must be very agile and still remain calm.

Breed characteristics:

Lusitano horse breed has a long noble head, most typically with a convex profile, narrowing to a finely curved nose. Large generous eyes, inclined to be almond shaped. A powerful arched neck with a narrow hairline, deep at the base and set at a slightly wide angle to the shoulder, giving the impression of being fairly upright. A high wither leading smoothly from the neck to the back. A short-coupled body with powerful shoulders, a deep rib cage and broad powerful loins. A gently sloping croup with the tail set rather low and an unobtrusive hip. Fine clean legs with excellent dense bone- the hind leg positioned well underneath the body axis, producing the hock action so suited to collection and impulsion. Agile elevated movement coupled with a smooth and comfortable ride. An abundant, silky mane and tail.

Lusitano color:

  • Lusitanos are generally gray, bay or chestnut, though they can be of any solid color, including dun. Only bays are bred at the Alter Real stud.

Lusitano size

  • They usually stand 15.2 and 15.3 hh (62 to 63 inches, 157 to 160 cm), although some stand over 16 hh (64 inches, 163 cm).

Lusitano weight:

  • Weight can be between 700 and 1100 lb (310 - 490kg).

Lusitano temperament:

  • The temperament of the Lusitano horse is universally kind and willing, noble and generous. This breed remains calm and does not panic easily and is noted for its intelligence.

Lusitano origin:

  • Portugal.

Lusitano health issues:

  • Because most Lusitanos are grey, they tend to be prone to melanomas. Melanomas are a problem in any light-colored horses due to the lack of pigmentation in the skin. They tend to form in areas where the hair is thin, such as on the muzzle and around the tail, so keep an eye out for bumps in these areas. Should you notice anything untoward contact a vet immediately as these need to be checked out straight away.

Lusitano uses:

  • The Lusitano horse is used as a general riding horse, for classical dressage and for bull fighting.

Lusitano influence:

  • Arabian, Andalusian

Lusitano interesting facts:

  • The Lusitano derives its name from the Latin word for "Portugal" where this horse originates.