Donation Type: Rehome   Donation Number: H4H9430635   Views: 2130   Horse Owner: samduncan   Updated On: May 01, 2021
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Ollie

Ollie - British Riding Pony - Bay
Ollie - British Riding Pony - 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 £400 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
Ollie came to us as a showing horse but it was quickly apparent that in dressage he had been drilled to death and hated it. After 2 years he is a much much happier boy but wants a quiet and varied life, hacking and an occasional outing in the school or at a show. He is now friendly and loving (people and horses!), calm and happy with his routine. He does love attention and companionship with his people and a nice time in the field.

Owned since
June 2019
Sex
Gelding
Height
15.0 hands
Breed
British Riding Pony (Part Breed)
Age
16 years
Colour
Bay
Passport number
05013555
Passport Registration Agency
Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
Available for rehoming with tack and rugs
Yes
Level of rider
Intermediate
Reason for re-home/share
Ollie would like to lead a quieter, hacking life now.
Horse is involved in the following activities
Light hacking, Daily hacking, Unaffiliated Competitions, 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?
No
Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus
Yes
Maximum weight this horse can carry
10 stones
Is the horse in work?
Yes light work

  • Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer

    Ollie is not a novice ride. He does not do anything nasty but still has the dressage moves if he sees something exciting and he is built as a show hunter so is no lightweight. He likes one to one and some variety. He does not want lots of drilling in the school (10 mins is ok) and a show a couple of times a year. Please don't think Ollie wants to be traipsing round to big county shows; he is happy with an easier life and it shows in his whole demeanor. Would be lovely for a mum accompanying kids

  • Details of the tack used to ride the horse

    He is ridden in a 2 ring gag for hacking and shown in a snaffle as a novice or double bridle in open classes. Black country show saddle.

  • Horse is involved in the following activities

    Light hacking, Daily hacking, Unaffiliated Competitions, Showing

152 centimeters
60 inches

Restrictions

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Relevant health or lameness issues

No known health issues.

Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

None

Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Paton and Lee | 01376513369 | rivenhall | [email protected] | https://patonandlee.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-LOEBhDCARIsABrC0TkLksZv49TJBuw1iAkSCleyybpyqBn0jCNJr9v2DpbOkdZqjouRR7kaArmPEALw_wcB

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

Not really tested on the roads but he has been at major county shows / summer championships / RIHS and has not been fussed by the lorries, vehicles, loud speakers, overnight stays etc.

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

He is looky and can dance a little at exciting things (alpacas!!) but does not head off into the distance - he just needs confidence a confident rider who is not fussed by quirkyness. We have not hacked a lot alone however but he has been for a canter across the field on his own.

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

He will object to schooling - he just does not want to work forwards and does not want to work in an outline: he will for 10 minutes or so but would rather be out hacking and pleasure rides.

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

He does not really want to compete, and certainly not in dressage. Because he can do the moves does not mean he wants to and then he will become grumpy. Having seen what a happy boy he can be I do not want him to go back to that kind of work

Details of any problems when being ridden

See above. He can dance a little but in excitement if he sees something interesting (not passing butterflies or pigeons though) he does not try to dump his rider! I would like him to be tried several times on his current yard before he goes to another home to make sure both horse and rider are the right fit for him.

Horse vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

Yes

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?

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):      

Riding Ponies are more like a small horse than a pony, with small heads and ears. They are compact, with sloping shoulders and a narrow front. Their feet are tough and they possess strong limbs. They are well-proportioned with comfortable gaits and free-flowing movement.

There are three types:

  • The show pony: the classic "show riding pony", show ponies resemble miniature show hack with pony features, and often contain Arabian or Thoroughbred blood. Show ponies are shown in three height sections - up to 12.2 high, 12.2 to 13.2 hands high and 13.2 to 14.2 hands high.
  • The show hunter: similar to the show pony, but with more substance. The pony should be suitable to carry a child across country. Height class divisions are the same as for show ponies.
  • The working hunter: stockier, more workmanlike, and expected to jump a short course of natural fences. Height class divisions are divided into 13 hands high and under and over 13 hands high. Fences should be no higher than 2ft 6 inches for ponies under 13 hands high and no higher than 3ft for ponies over 13 hands.