Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H8327581   Views: 1077   Horse Owner: jmswatkinson Contact seller   Updated On: May 22, 2018

Topsy


Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut
Topsy - Thoroughbred - Chestnut

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 £250 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
  • New home to be inspected by welfare representative
Topsy is a kind, genuine, well schooled horse. She is good to hack, box, shoe and catch. She hacks out alone and in company and is very good in traffic. In the ménage she is a school master and knows a wide range of lateral work. She is always ridden in a snaffle bridle. Topsy is the kindest horse I have ever met. My seven year old son can handle her without issue. She is however a full thoroughbred so not a novice ride.

Owned since
April 2010
Sex
Mare
Height
16.1 hands
Breed
Thoroughbred (Pure Breed)
Age
15 years
Colour
Chestnut
Passport number
GB 24073062
Passport Registration Agency
Weatherbys ID Passports
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Change in family circumstances, divorce/separation, birth of new child, family bereavement
Horse is involved in the following activities
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
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes full work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    I would like Topsy to have a ridden home if possible because she loves to work. She will need a rider who is used to a forward going horse and who is light weight. She should not go to a home where a rider wants to jump. She mixes with mares and geldings but will live in her own if necessary. She loves attention and being fussed. She also loves children. She could also be a companion.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    Snaffle bridle, GP saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling

165 centimeters
65 inches

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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Relevant health or lameness issues

Topsy had a ligament injury to her near fore which led to me making the decision to stop eventing her three years ago. Since then she has hacked and worked in the ménage but has not jumped. She has a slightly enlarged tendon on her right fore but has never been lame on this leg. When the ground is harder sometimes Topsy will need longer to warm up as she has become stiffer behind as she has got older. This however does not prevent her from being ridden.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

none

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Chine House Veterinary hospital | 01509 812445 | Sileby Hall, 12 Cossington Road, Sileby, LE12 7RS | enquiries@chinehousevets.co.uk | www.chinehousevets.co.uk/contact/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

very good.

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

Topsy hacks out alone and in small groups. She is good in traffic . She would spook if a bird flew out of a hedge or something took her by surprise but soon settles down again. Topsy will go past anything and takes the lead past anything you would meet. She will go through water (she loves it, puddles, past flapping plastic etc) She can be excitable if she hacked in a large group so would not be suitable for pleasure rides.

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

Topsy can be cold backed when you get on her but only for a short while. This is just back arching no bucking at all. She needs a light weight rider because of this.

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

No jumping

Details of any problems when being ridden

Topsy can be cold backed when you get on her but only for a short while. This is just back arching no bucking at all. She needs a light weight rider because of this.

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 100 miles radius from the current horse location

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

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.