Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9529369   Views: 710   Horse Owner: hevxxx99   Updated On: Jun 16, 2019
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Splash

Splash - Irish Cob - Palomino
Splash - Irish Cob - Palomino
Splash - Irish Cob - Palomino
Splash - Irish Cob - Palomino
Splash - Irish Cob - Palomino

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 150 miles radius from the current horse location
Splash is a lovely, affectionate horse who is remarkably intellegent and brimming with personality. It's interesting to see him work through challenges and find solutions. He is friendly and easy going with other horses however he can get a bit bossy around hay and bucket feeds. He loves a fuss, being groomed and pampered, which, being a beautiful palomino he feels is his due! He's excellent with the farrier and stands like a rock. He also loads and travels flawlessly.

Owned since
June 2018
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.0 hands
Breed
Irish Cob (Pure Breed)
Age
16 years
Colour
Palomino
Passport number
826073001108555
Passport Registration Agency
Pet-ID Equine
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
-
Reason for re-home/share
Can no longer afford to keep it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Companion only, not ridden
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?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
No
Maximum weight this horse can carry
- kg

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Best home for Splash is one where he can be a companion or part of a small herd where he can live out all year with good shelter, or could be stabled at night in winter, but he has arthritis which stiffens up with lack of movement. The ideal owner would be someone who has experience with horses and enjoys natural horsemanship style horse management. He would be good as a therapy horse in my opinion so maybe that would be an option for him.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Companion only, not ridden

152 centimeters
60 inches

Restrictions

  • This horse is being advertised as a "companion only" and cannot be ridden under any circumstances
  • 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

Splash has ringbone in his off fore and is therefore permenantly unsound. On level ground he can walk without visible lameness but at other times he can have a pronounced nod. I don't believe he is generally in any pain - more mechanical lameness but if he overdoes things, he does seem to hurt himself sometimes. There is a very small possibility that in time the bones will fuse and he will become sound enough for gentle hacking, but it is a small possibility and one that shouldn't be banked upon.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Splash hasn't been seen by the vet in the past 12 months, however I have uploaded the X-ray of his arthritic joint from March 2018 if anyone wishes to see them. He hasn't been vaccinated recently due to previous owner being anti-vax.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Hambleton Equine Clinic | 01642723132 | The Paddock, Great Ayton TS9 6QD | info@hambleton-equine.co.uk | www.hambleton-equine.co.uk

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

Splash is a very clever horse: he can open bolts and untie knots and is generally a bit of a Houdini so needs an owner who can outsmart him. He respects electric fences, but he will know if it isn't switched on. Other than that, he is a very loving horse who gets on with mares, youngsters and geldings. His only fault is that he can get moody when fed in winter, which can be intimidating to nervous horses so is best fed individually and spoken to firmly.

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

Splash is to be a non-ridden companion or pampered pet only.

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

Splash is a simply good-doer. He hasn't shown any signs of laminitis or EMS but does get very well covered!

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?

Yes


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):      
Powerful medium cob type with an abundance of flowing mane tail and leg hair (feathers) and characteristics of its draft horse origins. Medium to heavy bone and well-muscled with broad sturdy compact body. Known for their kindness and intelligence, tolerance and patience as well as their tractable nature and sensible and willing disposition. A powerful, agile well-balanced horse, eager to please and loyal, well suited to riding or driving