Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' | Horses4Homes - Safely Rehoming Horses
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Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope'

Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut
Tycwta Branwen aka 'Hope' - Welsh Section D, Cob - Chestnut

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Hope is a gentle, friendly girl, however she is not a novice ride as her rider needs to give her confidence. She is bomb proof in traffic, used to tractors and lorries. Hacks alone and in company, schools nicely (although I haven't done a lot with her recently as I only have time for her on weekends) and is very sensitive to aids. Once she is fit again she will happily hack for hours or do some dressage in a friend's school.

Owned since
November 2012
15.1 hands
Welsh Section D, Cob (Pure Breed)
15 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Insufficient time to look after it
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling
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?
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Maximum weight this horse can carry
75 kg
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    The sharer should be an intermediate to advanced rider. Her sensitivity makes Hope shy away from some textures on the ground, branches or manhole covers. She just steps around them but can sometimes stop a bit abruptly. She has done Parelli and reacts well to it. I wouldn't call her a 'project horse' but the sharer needs to have some knowledge of horse psychology or natural horsemanship to build a relationship with her.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    I use a Wintec GP saddle or an Australian stock saddle on her. She is ridden bitless. Her owner (my husband) does not allow her to be ridden in a bit. She listens very well to it and also to voice aids.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling

154 centimeters
61 inches

Relevant health or lameness issues

Hope is healthy if a bit overweight. No lameness or other issues. She is barefoot and can be a bit footy on large gravel so you have to be a bit careful where you ride.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months


Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Norfolk Equine Services | 01366 387585 | Ferdlant Stud, 41 The Drove, Barroway Drove, Downham Market PE38 0AJ | info@norfolkequinevet.com | http://www.norfolkequinevet.com/

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

She does not mind cars, lorries or tractors. We live on a busy road and have to walk through the village before we get to the bridle path. It's not a problem for her. However, she does not step on manhole covers and while walking around them might get a bit close to cars so you will just have to keep an eye on the traffic.

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

She is fine alone and in company. In company she prefers to follow. If there are new things around that she hasn't seen like roadworks, branches on the track etc. she will initially try to stop and look at them or at least give them a wide berth. It might take a few minutes to convince her that she's not going to be eaten by them and then she'll walk on.

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

The only way to deal with her peculiarities is patience. If you are a patient person with some horse sense you will get on with her fine.

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


Details of any problems when being ridden

Hope can be afraid of things she hasn't seen before. In the worst case she may stop and try to turn around but she never runs away. I wouldn't even call that a problem. She's just more sensitive than the average horse.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus


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?


  • you will be allowed to ride the horse 7 days a week
  • during summer and winter complete this amount of work/duties: The horse is on a track system 24/7. A bit of help with poo picking a few times a week would be nice and hanging up hay nets in winter. Possibly looking after all 3 horses when I'm away on a weekend.
  • make a monthly donation of £20 to the charity Horses4Homes
  • make a monthly contribution of £20 to the keep of this horse to be paid to the animal's owner

Welsh Section D, Cob

The Welsh Cob (Section D) is the largest size within the Welsh Pony and Cob breed registries. They must be taller than 13.2 hands(54 inches, 137 cm), with no upper height limit. They are used as riding animals for both adults and children, and are also used for driving. They are known for their hardiness and gentle nature.

Though they are the tallest and stockiest of the Welsh sections, the head remains full of pony character, with large eyes, and neat ears. The legs may be relatively short, also akin to pony proportions. Mature stallionshave somewhat cresty necks, those of mares are generally leaner. Like the section C, they have powerful, extravagant action. Greycoloring is rarer in the section D cob than other types of Welsh ponies, but bold white markingsare common.

Today, the Section D is best known for use in harness driving, but they are also shown under saddle and in hand. Like other Welsh ponies, Cobs are also exhibited over fences as hunters and jumpers.