Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9430505   Views: 2657   Horse Owner: judithfossett   Updated On: Jan 20, 2021
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Gigolo's Gluck (George)

Gigolo's Gluck  (George) - 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

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  • All horses must first be applied for before any visits are arranged
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  • All applicants are encouraged to have the horse examined by a vet prior to rehoming, loaning or sharing
He is friendly, up to weight and a good doer. He is good to shoe and load. He has no vices. He is a lovely boy but has no one to ride him here so he is being wasted.

Owned since
October 2014
16.3 hands
Hanoverian (Pure Breed)
21 years
Passport number
Passport Registration Agency
British Hanoverian Horse Society
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Level of rider
Reason for re-home/share
Personal health problems
Horse is involved in the following activities
Daily hacking, Schooling, Showing
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
13 /14 stones
Is the horse in work?
No but could be brought back into work (George has competed in dressage in the past and since then has been used for hacking. Since my husband's death, whose horse he was, he has been out of work for 3 years.)

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    He is not a novice ride so would need an experienced rider who would be able to and have the facilities to bring him back into work. Someone who had dressage experience would be good as he does respond well. He is only able to hack out so would need a rider who enjoyed just hacking.

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    snaffle with flash nose band, GP Wintec saddle

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Daily hacking, Schooling, Showing

170 centimeters
67 inches

Relevant health or lameness issues

George has sacroiliac issues which mean he cannot jump {therefore cannot hunt} or compete in dressage. He is perfectly healthy in all other respects.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

George has not needed veterinary treatment in the past 12 months.

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

chapelfieldvets | 01508 558228 | Norwich Road, Brooke | |

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

When he was last in work he was was good in traffic. He might to give road works and other odd things a slightly wide berth but cars and lorries were no problem.

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

During our 6 year ownership he has only ever been ridden out in company. He rides happily with other horses.

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

In the past he has been a bit spoilt and is a bit pushy and would like his own way. He needs a strong character/rider to remind him of his disciplined past.

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

No hunting, jumping or competitive dressage due to his sacroiliac issues.

Details of any problems when being ridden

When he was regularly in work he was always very well behaved. On the odd times he has been taken out of the field and ridden after not being ridden for a longish time, he has been bouncy and full of himself.

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?



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.