Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H3326762   Views: 713   Horse Owner: shumalone Contact seller   Updated On: Jan 12, 2018

Sherwood


Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Sherwood - 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 £400 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 250 miles radius from the current horse location
  • This horse IS an ex-racehorse and IS eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes
Sherwood is a very gentle, eager to please horse, he does not have the typical thoroughbred traits and is incredibly loving, he always tries to do whatever is asked of him. He travels well in both a horsebox or a trailer. I have competed in a very low level dressage test at a fun show and he was great. I'm sure he will enjoy fun rides and possibly some hunting too. Sherwood is also eligible for ROR too.

Owned since
March 2011
Sex
Gelding
Height
16.0 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
16 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
GB24057524
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys ID Passports
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, Dressage, Show jumping, Cross-country, 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
100 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I would like Sherwood to go to a home that has the time to dedicate to him and enjoy him to the max, he is such a caring boy that it would be fabulous if the new owner is a true reflection of himself. He is fine with other horses and mixes well in a paddock too, but perhaps more so with geldings then mares.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Ridden in full size bridle with a flash. His saddle is a synthetic Thorowgood.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

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

162 centimeters
64 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 250 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

None

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

None

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Bell Equine | 01622 813700 | 104 Butchers Lane, Mereworth. ME18 5GS | info@bellequine.com | www.bellequine.co.uk

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Excellent

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

Excellent. Sherwood is equally fine hacking alone as in company.

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

None

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

No

Details of any problems when being ridden

No none, he is a true gentleman.

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 250 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (250 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.