Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H1229535   Views: 1718   Horse Owner: victoriahallifax   Updated On: Aug 14, 2019
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Singsong (Sandros Singsong)

Singsong (Sandros Singsong) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Singsong (Sandros Singsong) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Singsong (Sandros Singsong) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Singsong (Sandros Singsong) - Thoroughbred - Bay
Singsong (Sandros Singsong) - 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 one-off donation of £100 to Horses4Homes Foundation

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  • 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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Singsong is a beautiful, sweet and gentle little mare with so much to give to the right person!
Although I've owned her since 2016, I fell head over heels in love with her when she was 2, and have known her ever since.
With me she's done mainly hacking and some low-level dressage, which she excels at.
If I could keep her forever I wouldn't think twice about it, but I've almost bankrupted myself trying to keep two horses and I desperately want to find the right person to love her as much as I do!

Owned since
September 2016
Sex
Mare
Height
16.0 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
9 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
826041/000 163463
Passport Registration Agency
Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Can no longer afford to keep it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Dressage
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, 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
12 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    In an ideal world, Sing would find a home somewhere with a stable or at least a field shelter (so she can get away from flies/ rain), and a couple of companions. I dream of her finding an owner who would give her all the cuddles she's used to, and would enjoy hacking her lightly. She's a good doer, and comes with a full wardrobe, but I would need her new home to be experienced enough to keep an eye on her sarcoids and her general welfare. She needs to have a feed a day in order to have her supplements.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    She has a light loose-ring jointed snaffle bridle with no flash etc - and a saddle!

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Dressage

162 centimeters
64 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Singsong's bad luck has sadly seen her suffer over the years from sarcoids.They're small and out of sight, but can get knocked and bloody. She's happy and in an ideal world they would all be lasered out, but I can't afford that. I am happy however to say they are responding well to her supplements. She has also recently undergone a course of physio for some discomfort under saddle (not the spine) but responded well to treatment. For the right home, I will be happy to pay for her supplements and any physio.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Sing saw the vet earlier this year for her sarcoids. She was on bute for a while whilst a couple were banded, and the vet suggested trying Sarc-ex feed supplement. She was however confident that her welfare wasn't being impacted by the sarcoids.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

B&W Equine Group | 01453 811867 | Breadstone, Glouc | enquiries@bwequinevets.co.uk | https://www.bwequinevets.co.uk/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Fine, very good.

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

Very good. Also fine to ride and lead.

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

She's had discomfort in trot, so can arch her back and do little bunny hops. As above, the physio is happy she's responding to treatment.

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

Yes, Sing damaged her near hind suspensory ligament when she was three, but she had the appropriate rest time and scans showed it heeled well. I'd say as a result she shouldn't jump, but she might be able to once strength has fully returned to it. I've done low cross-poles on her when she's been in regular work which she enjoyed. Care must of course be taken not to inflame the ligament, so no pirouettes! Or jumping around in thick mud.

Details of any problems when being ridden

She's had discomfort in trot, so can arch her back and do little bunny hops. As above, the physio is happy she's responding to treatment. I wouldn't say she's a novice ride, but she's also not 'forward going'. She's somewhere inbetween!

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

Need to be stabled at night?

Yes, 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 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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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.