Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H6726667   Views: 1646   Horse Owner: burdenw1 Contact seller   Updated On: Dec 23, 2017

St Symphony


St Symphony - Hanoverian - Bay
St Symphony - Hanoverian - Bay
St Symphony - Hanoverian - Bay
St Symphony - Hanoverian - Bay
St Symphony - Hanoverian - 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 £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 100 miles radius from the current horse location
Symph is a very handsome former advanced medium dressage horse. He has developed arthritic problems in his joints so is not able to compete but loves to hack. He is good in traffic and hacks alone or in company. As an ex competition horse he is highly intelligent and great fun to have around. He is very affectionate and loves attention and a fuss. He has lovely movement and is s joy to ride.

Owned since
September 2015
Sex
Gelding
Height
17.0 hands
Breed
Hanoverian (Pure Breed)
Age
10 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
DE 431316585507
Passport Registration Agency
German Hanoverian breed society
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
Daily hacking
Need to be stabled at night?
Yes, but only in winter
Need to be put on restricted grazing to limit weight gain?
Yes
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
13 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    As an ex competition horse Symph can be quite a lively ride. He has no vices but needs to be ridden by a competent and confident rider. He is great fun to hack for such a person. I am over 65 and ride him down our local high street. He loves to show off. He will do half pass and leg yielding for fun while out hacking, and if flexed away from spooky objects he will not spook.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Hacked in older Albion GP saddle and snaffle bridle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking

172 centimeters
68 inches

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Symph has arthritic changes in his pasterns and stifles. He is on a daily single dose of Danilon and shows very little sign of lameness but he gets stiff in his back if not kept exercised.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

I tried cortisone injections in his back and hocks to see if that helped him get back to arena work but they have not helped greatly. Danilon and happy hacking seem the best approach. He would not pass a vet inspection.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Tim Randle | 01749830666 | Stables Equine Practice, Wells | Info@sepvets.com |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Well mannered in normal traffic. We meet a lot of large tractors and Lorraine's on the lanes - as long as they stop to let us pass he is fine. Can get upset by loose sheep or cows in the road.

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

Hacks happily alone. Not hacked a lot in company, but more likely to sulk about being behind than misbehave. Would soon get used to going out with others. He has competed at National level so is used to being with others.

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

He can be a bit of a bully with other horses. Does need company but best turned out separately.

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

He can do dressage movements in trot, but not in canter. He is happy to canter out hacking on bridle ways etc.

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

Good doer in summer.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Can be sensitive if not ridden well, but if ridden with confidence and sympathy he responds and is very well mannered. He does not Buck rear or nap but might do passage if a herd of bullocks runs around in a field we are passing. He does very good passage!

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?

Yes


Restrictions

  • If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 100 miles radius from the current horse location

Please enter your postcode to check if you are within the radius (100 miles):      

Hanoverian

A Hanoverian is a warmblood horse originating in Germany, which is often seen in the Olympic Games and other competitive English riding styles, and have won gold medals in all three equestrian Olympic competitions. It is one of the oldest, most numerous, and most successful of the warmbloods. Originally a carriage horse, infusions of Thoroughbred blood lightened it to make it more agile and useful for competition. The Hanoverian is known for a good temperament, athleticism, beauty, and grace.

Irrespective of their unusual colour, their antiquity, and the fact that until Hanover ceased to exist as an independent state, the whites and the creams were respectively the horses of the king and queen, there is nothing extremely remarkable about them. They were all tall, powerful animals, rather inclined to coarseness, and not particularly good about the shoulders, but no doubt serviceable if put to work, which, however, they very rarely were. Their tails, which were squared, extended down to their heels, and their manes were correspondingly long.

The horses are elegant, strong, and robust. They are bred to be willing and trainable, and have a strong back, powerful body, athletic movement, and strong limbs.

Hanoverian color:

  • Chestnut, bay, brown, black, and gray are found the most often.

Hanoverian size:

  • The horses can be 15.3-17.2 hh, but most are in the range of 16-16.2 hh.

Hanoverian weight:

  • Their weight can be between 750 and 1100 lb (340-500 kg).

Hanoverian temperament:

  • The Hanoverian Horse is willing, bold, sensible and intelligent.

Hanoverian life expectancy:

  • Hanoverian is an extremely long-lived breed of horse.

Hanoverian origin:

  • Germany.

Hanoverian uses:

  • They were used as a carriage horse, farm horse and also for military use as a calvary horse and artillery horse. Later it became increasingly used as a riding horse. Now the Hanoverian horse is an ideal general riding horse and competition horse.

Hanoverian influence:

  • The bigger of the local mares were refined with Holsteins, Thoroughbreds and Cleveland Bays, and later some Neapolitan, Andalusian, Prussian, and Mecklenburg stock.

Hanoverian interesting facts:

The success of Hanoverian horses in competition proves the soundness of the breed - 13 medals in the 1992 Olympics and four consecutive World Breeding Championships as well as five gold, one silver and two bronze medals in dressage and show jumping at the 1996 Olympics.