Phil is an 18 year old Irish Sport Horse who has had a full life enjoying hunting and he has given us many, many wonderful days out.
He is no longer 100% sound in his off fore, and he is therefore not enjoying ridden work. It has not been possible to identify the cause of the problem, although it has been narrowed down to be below the fetlock joint, following nerve blocking. Phil is very happy in a paddock and is not in need of any medication, and would be an ideal companion.
He is generally a good doer, although he may need a small amount of feed during the winter months.
Phil is good to catch and handle, load and unload, but he is uncomfortable having his feet picked out and very, very occasionally will bite.
He is up to date with his vaccinations and worming.
Lambourn, West Berkshire
Phil is generally a very friendly, laid back horse. Very, very occasionally he will bite ( in the last year he has bitten twice). There doesn't appear to be any specific reason, the last time he bit was when he was having his feet picked out, which he can find difficult particularly putting weight on his off fore. Phil will come with a head collar and a turnout rug, if required.
As already described. His vaccinations are fully up to date and he was last wormed in September.
As a companion for either geldings or mares. Phil is a friendly horse and not dominant in a herd. He is therefore happy to fit in with any combination of horses/ponies. Ideally he would like to be in a relatively flat field, but he is also used to being in a stable, although now being an older horse it would be better for him to be able to keep moving out in a paddock as much as possible.
McGonnell & Gillatt, 1, Denford Manor Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0UN Tel. 01488 657575