Donation Type: Loan   Donation Number: H4H9029421   Views: 811   Horse Owner: sjeffery   Updated On: Jul 03, 2019
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Syd

Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey
Syd - Irish Sport Horse - Grey

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 £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 50 miles radius from the current horse location
Syd is a beautiful, talented horse who loves his work and thrives on routine. He is well schooled and forward/off-the-leg, but not entirely sound. Syd is bursting with character, and is gentle, but very quirky! He is highly expressive and communicative, and a good candidate for natural horsemanship.

Owned since
August 2014
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.3 hands
Breed
Irish Sport Horse (Pure Breed)
Age
12 years
Colour
Grey
Passport number
826082001201114
Passport Registration Agency
Show Jumping Association of Ireland - Ulster Regio
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
No
Level of rider
Advanced
Reason for re-home/share
Syd needs a lifestyle which we are unable to offer due to time
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling
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
11 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Syd is looking for a yard with company. He lacks confidence, but with time and patience, could hack. Someone interested in natural horsemanship would be ideal. He requires someone experienced and competent both on the ground and under saddle. He can be tricky to handle, so cannot be brought in/turned out by a novice. He is very over-reactional and spooky, so can rear and spin if distressed. He is never nasty, or intentionally badly behaved, but must only be dealt with by someone experienced.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Syd is happiest in a drop noseband done up loosely. We ride him in a jumping or dressage saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Schooling

160 centimeters
63 inches

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Relevant health or lameness issues

Syd was lame earlier in the year, and scans show damage to his hind suspensory ligaments, & arthritis in his hocks. The hocks have been medicated, and though he is sound in the field, he is not 100% sound in the school. Syd was treated for SI pain and ulcers last year, and again for mild ulcers early this year. These are excluded by insurance. He has a large scar on his near hind, which has never caused him any problems. Syd cribs in the stable, but not in the field. He can wear a collar.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

Syd was scanned for lameness, and found damage to hind suspensory ligaments. When these were nerve blocked, he remained lame, so we x-rayed his hocks. This showed some arthritic change, so both were medicated. Syd is not sound in trot round on a circle in the school (typical of suspensory injury) but would be fine to hack out. He was treated for ulcers successfully earlier this year.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Bell Equine | 01622 813700 | 104 Butcher's Ln, Mereworth, Maidstone ME18 5GS | info@bellequine.com | http://www.bellequine.co.uk/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Syd is fine in normal/light traffic, but we do not think he would be suitable for lots of roadwork as he can be very spooky. If something 'different' such as a pony & trap or particularly rattly/fast lorry come along, he is liable to spin or rear. His confidence can be worked on, but I think he will be always be unpredictable.

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

Syd lacks confidence hacking alone, and is very spooky. Once he knows a route, and grows in confidence, he is fine as long as there is nothing he thinks is scary; he is much better in open fields than woodland, as he seems to worry about things he can hear but not see. He is fine in company, and doesn't get over-excited if cantering in a group. However, if something spooks him, he will rear or spin regardless of other horses.

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

Syd is best suited to someone patient and calm, but firm. He can be bratty and a bit rude, but only because he is so full of character. This means he requires management and routine. His sharpness and quirkyness may ease; he's a lot better than he was, but he will never be suitable for a novice. He thrives on being the centre of attention, and is easy to fall in love with. He is very expressive, and clearly lets you know if he wants something!

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

Syd will not cope with heavy work; his soundness may improve, but he is unlikely to stand up to regular schooling. He cannot jump, and a home with lots of fast hacking is not suitable.

Details of any problems when being ridden

Syd will spin or rear if spooked by something; this is not for the faint-hearted, but he hasn't ever gone over backwards. He is quick when he spins, but easy to anticipate when you know him. If very fresh, he might have a little bounce, but has never really bucked or misbehaved. He's easy to ride when you know him, and only spins if something upsets him.

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 50 miles radius from the current horse location

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Irish Sport Horse

The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses. Technically, the Irish Hunger is not really a breed, but a half-bred, being half Thoroughbred and half-Irish Draft. However, Irish Horses do all have very definite characteristics, and so can be classed as a breed, and their universal importance and appeal deserves a mention.

The head is well proportioned with a straight or slightly convex profile, the eyes are large and expressive, ears are nicely shaped and long and the neck is lengthy and muscular with a slight arch. The classic Hunter is well-proportioned with a sloping shoulder, strong back and loins. A well-set head allows the horse to keep balance in all paces.

Irish Sport Horse color:

  • The Irish Sport Horse can be any color, although it used to be rare to find piebalds and skewbalds.

Irish Sport Horse size:

  • The Irish Hunter usually stands between 15 and 17 hands high.

Irish Sport Horse temperament:

  • Irish Hunter horse has an excellent temperament, being calm, yet lively when needed, and is very tough.

Irish Sport Horse origin:

  • The Irish Hunter, or Irish Horse, originated in Ireland, and is the result of a cross between the English Thoroughbred and Irish Draft horses.

Irish Sport Horse uses:

  • Irish Sport Horses are becoming increasingly popular in eventing, showjumping and in hunting events.

Irish Sport Horse influence:

  • Irish Draft and English Thoroughbred.

Irish Sport Horse interesting facts:

For the 13th consecutive year the Irish Sport Horse Studbook has achieved the prestigious title of the leading studbook in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Eventing Rankings.