Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H5426713   Views: 391   Horse Owner: suecampbell Contact seller   Updated On: Jan 06, 2018

Shoni


Shoni - Appaloosa Horse - Blanket Spot
Shoni - Appaloosa Horse - Blanket Spot
Shoni - Appaloosa Horse - Blanket Spot
Shoni - Appaloosa Horse - Blanket Spot
Shoni - Appaloosa Horse - Blanket Spot

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 150 miles radius from the current horse location
Shoni has been with me for the last 12 years and shares her field with Stanley. My work commitments have seen me spending so little time with Shoni that it is not fair on her. When I get the chance I ride her in our school but it is simply not often enough. Shoni has been barefoot for the last 9 years and her feet are very good. She would be happy to live out all year round if she could however my fields are clay so as soon as the rain starts both her and Stanley start to come in at night.

Owned since
April 2002
Sex
Mare
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Appaloosa Horse (Part Breed)
Age
20 years
Colour
Blanket Spot
Passport number
APB/M/218
Passport Registration Agency
Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHc) UK Ltd
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, Schooling
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
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (Shoni has been out of work realistically for the last 12 months, she needs someone who has the time to spend with her on a regular basis.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Shoni needs a home with other horses, she is happy around dogs, cattle and sheep but more importantly someone who has the patience and experience to bring her back into work and not rush her. Shoni is not nasty and has never bucked in the school or kicked out, she never liked the farrier hence going barefoot and has been great shoeless in the school. Shoni would either make a great companion or would be suitable to bring back into work. She is not a novice ride as she can be strong sometimes.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bit, leather saddle and reins.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Schooling

160 centimeters
63 inches

Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 150 miles radius from the current horse location

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Shoni has no health issues and her feet are sound, she just needs to loose a bit of weight.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Shoni has had no treatments or veterinary examinations in the last 12 months.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Dr David Thurston | 01939261216 | Green Hollow Practice, School Road, Ryton X11 Towns, Shrewsbury | d.w.thurston@btinternet.com | https://www.greenhollowveterinarysurgery.co.uk/contact

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Shoni has not been hacked out in many years, however she used to be fine.

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

Shoni has not been hacked out alone in many years, however she has been before.

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

Shoni can be stubborn when she wants to be, which can mean not wanting to walk into her stable one day the other 364 days fine! Impatient to come out in the mornings, she never bangs her door but is happier out.

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

No injuries at all.

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

With the proper exercise routine in place Shoni would not need restricted grazing, she is a good doer and only receives hay in the winter.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Shoni has never bucked or reared when being ridden.

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

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 150 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (150 miles):      
Appaloosa horse

The Appaloosa is a horse breed best known for its colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of one of several recognized base coat colors. The color pattern of the Appaloosa is of great interest to those who study equine coat color genetics, as it and several other physical characteristics are linked to the leopard complex mutation (LP). Appaloosas are prone to develop Equine Recurrent Uveitis and congenital stationary night blindness; the latter has been linked to the leopard complex.

Today the Appaloosa is one of the most popular breeds in the United States; it was named the official state horse of Idaho in 1975. It is best known as a stock horse used in a number of western riding disciplines, but is also a versatile breed with representatives seen in many other types of equestrian activity.

Appaloosas are used extensively for both Western and English riding. Western competitions include cutting, reining, roping and O-Mok-See sports such as barrel racing (known as the Camas Prairie Stump Race in Appaloosa-only competition) and pole bending (called the Nez Percé Stake Race at breed shows). English disciplines they are used in include eventing, show jumping, and fox hunting. They are common in endurance riding competitions, as well as in casual trail riding. Appaloosas are also bred for horse racing, with an active breed racing association promoting the sport. They are generally used for middle-distance racing at distances between 350 yards and a half mile; an Appaloosa holds the record for the 4.5 furlong distance, set in 1989.

The Appaloosa is best known for its distinctive, preferred leopard complex spotted coat. Spotting occurs in several overlay patterns on one of several recognized base coat colors. There are three other distinctive, "core" characteristics: mottled skin, striped hooves, and eyes with a white sclera. Skin mottling is "a basic and decisive indicator of an Appaloosa" and is usually seen around the muzzle, eyes, anus, and genitalia. Striped hooves are a common trait, quite noticeable on Appaloosas, but not unique to the breed. The sclera is the part of the eye surrounding the iris.

There is a wide range of body types in the Appaloosa, in part because the leopard complex characteristics are its primary identifying factors, and also because several different horse breeds influenced its development. The weight range varies from 950 to 1,250 pounds (430 to 570 kg), and heights from 14 to 16 hands (56 to 64 inches, 142 to 163 cm). However, the ApHC does not allow pony or draft breeding.