Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H2829799   Views: 6262   Horse Owner: louisesheppard   Updated On: Nov 21, 2019
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Shadow Lord (known as Pony)

Shadow Lord (known as Pony) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Shadow Lord (known as Pony) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Shadow Lord (known as Pony) - Thoroughbred - Bay

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 £150 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 50 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Our lovely boy has manners to die for. He’s very friendly, loves people and other 4 legged friends. Until he came out of work to become companion to our family little pony he was ridden regularly by a friend and taken to riding club camp where he took part in all disciplines. He has never bucked, reared is not at all spooky and is the loveliest boy. Whilst I rode him a lot when I first had him, as I have got older I just don’t have the confidence to bring him back into work myself.

Owned since
April 2009
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.2 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
17 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
IRE24064902
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Pony has become our family pet due to times constraints. He and my son’s first pony live together as companions but the little pony is rapidly reaching the end of her days and it is right that he now goes on to have fun with ridden work.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling, Unaffiliated Competitions, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country
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
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
10.5 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Has been out of work for 3 years - doing the job of companion to an old family pony)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I am looking for someone who will love him as we do. He lives out most of the time well rugged but needs to have a stable available for the worst of the weather. He will suit a confident rider to bring him back into work. To start with there will be a bit of jog jogging whilst he gets back into his work but when he is back in work, he’s not a hot headed horse but he is a tb. Will suit someone who has experience of tb horses. We would also want to keep in touch and hear about his progress.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    GP saddle and snaffle bridle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

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

157 centimeters
62 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

He has no health issues. He has historic tendon injury from prior to my purchase of him. These have never caused him any issues.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

No veterinary issues. Has had routine worming and dental visits.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Abbey Equine | 01873840069 | Llansabeth Barns, Llanellen, Abergavenny | Equine@abbeyvets.co.uk | Abbey equine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Good - however he has not been in work for 3 years to a period of re adjustment would be sensible

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

Always good however has not been in work for 3 years

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

He is a tb and he has always shown himself to be a good boy - I am not a particularly confident rider and I happily rode him for years, however he is still a tb and will suit someone who is used to the tb horse and a confident, competent, quiet, kind rider.

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

None

Details of any problems when being ridden

None

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

No

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

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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.