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METAL FREE MATCHMAKER 

This is the place to come and find your dream metal free horse.

If you are needing to re-home your horse please send me pics and as much info as possible so that we can try and match the right horse to the right home.  Or maybe you just want to find a loan home for your friend temporarily, this is the place to share.

Maybe you are looking for your soul horse, so why not send your details of your dream horse to bitlessandbarefoot@gmail.com and see if we can matchmake you with your dream bitless and barefoot horse.

Polly

Polly is a 7 year old fleabitten grey Arab x Welsh mare, registered WPCS, standing at about 14.3hh.

She is an extremely sensitive and intelligent mare, with a good sense of humour! 

I originally took Polly on because her previous owner and breeder, in his eighties, was finding it hard to manage her everyday care especially in winter. When we obtained our own land 3 years ago, she therefore came to stay with us. It has always been the plan to find her a forever home as I simply do not have the time that she deserves, having several other horses already. 

Polly requires an owner who is very understanding and can connect with her. Once she trusts you she will do anything that you ask.

She is unbroken but leads well in a dually (can be strong without, when excited) and is good having her feet trimmed and being wormed. She has seen the dentist every year since she came to me, and she is fine as long as treatment occurs in bitesized portions, for example a couple of minutes rasping and then if she needs it, a 30 second breather. She had her wolf teeth removed last year. Polly is superb for the vet every time! She seems to know when someone is trying to help her and will also stand stock still for vaccinations (up to date with Flu and Tet).

Polly has had McTimony treatment which she loved. She enjoys nothing more than a good groom and a pamper, although is still a bit wary of the hose!

I have tacked Polly up in the past, and she has even tried a bit and was in fact fine just standing there, we didn't get as far as using pressure etc.

She has a very sensitive belly area and can squeal and kick out if she is feeling particularly marish! She has got me once in the 3 years that I have had her, and I have rugged her up daily etc as required. I think that whoever takes her on would have to be very experienced and aware of how to handle a sensitive horse like Polly. 

Saying that, she is the sweetest, most rewarding mare when she wants to be. 

We have practiced loading and unloading into a trailer, and she has been on one journey, during which she was very well behaved. 

Polly is ok with traffic, she used to live next to a back road which saw log lorries and tractors pass often, and she now lives on our smallholding where she sees tractors, motorbikes, quads.

She is a brave mare, and has often surprised me with how relaxed she is about "scary" things, for example we were mooching about together in the yard and she went and stood on a tarpaulin!

Polly currently lives in a herd of 5 horses, 2 of which are dominant over her (geldings) and 2 of which are beneath her in the pecking order (1 mare and 1 gelding).

She comes in or is rugged up fully during torrential weather as we have no shelter in our mountain fields and she does tend to feel it. 

Polly has never been shod and has good hard feet, although we have never been out and about on forestry tracks or rough ground.

Polly does well in the summer, putting on weight easily (a little too easily!) but in the winter requires additional hay. She is only ever fed chaff with myself, as required. During the winter months she tends to come in overnight to eat her hay, and is then turned out in the early morning before dawn, which requires me to walk her down the lane for about 5 minutes in complete darkness with a headtorch, during which she is ABSOLUTELY superb! She really looks to me for guidance and listens well. 

I am having to re-home Polly as I do not have any time to put into her myself and to give her what she deserves. She would make a cracking endurance horse but would excel at any discipline, being extremely sure footed and with a lovely action.

Polly is for either permanent loan, or to be signed over at this stage. She is booked in to be trained in August and due to the cost of this I would probably be looking to sell her rather than sign her over after this point in time, but the price would be negotiable. 

I must stress again that she does require a very experienced owner as she is so sensitive.

If you would like to chat about Polly or come and spend some time with her then please do get in touch on 07881 225 931. Based in mid-wales LD5.




Inca

Sweet, friendly mare with great potential ready to bring on this spring. Appaloosa x Welsh D few spot leopard 14.1 or 2 hh approx rising 6 in June. I have owned Inca since she was 2 ½ and have given her a good, slow start with western/natural horsemanship methods. She has been on quality feed including Suregrow and supplements as I truly planned to keep her forever. She is good with farrier but is not shod. Only travelled twice but was good with that. Lives out rugged. Hacks out in front in rope halter but hasn't been out alone. Very brave, responsive and keen to learn but still green. Lack of time and serious health problems force this very sad sale. She is a poppet - five star home only. £1,600 including 4 rugs, tack by negotiation.

Phone numbers are 01725 517690 or 07787 554508


Rouge (has been re-homed)

Knowledgeable home needed for 14.2hh 5 Year Old Mare for sale or loan (2 years+).

Heartbreaking sale, this is my first and only horse who I love to pieces, I never want to have to sell a horse again!! but I am moving to Canada for at least 2 years and she needs a home.

She has grown from a shy, nervous horse to a confident girl, happy and engaged in training. We have formed a very strong bond, although she can still be skeptical of new people but quickly gets attached and builds trust in those who handle the way I do. Very sweet nature, quick learner, responds well to gentle and kind handling. Voice commands and body signals much more effective than pressure. Incredibly polite at accepting treats (which she gets A LOT of!). Very light to lead, has never kicked or bitten me once.

She has had an alternative upbringing with me (bought 2 years ago), we do lots of positive reinforcement/target/clicker(ish) training, she loves little tricks! Please get in touch if you are interested in carrying on this type of stuff and can give her a home. Like minded home a must (along the lines of the Connection Training principles for example) Needs careful, attentive handling as she will try to take control when she gets worried, I would hate to have such a sweet horse become resentful. Must live with companions.

Has been ridden a few steps bareback and in a headcollar but is otherwise unbacked as yet, currently training trailer loading.

Fully vaccinated, passported and in very good health.

An adorably sweet and beautiful mare who has taught me a lot, she has been a joy to have.

Can hold onto her until March/April but really need a home lined up. Please get in touch for more info, videos and pics.

nicole_graham@live.co.uk

0750 321 4431 

Angel Dust

Angel Dust 12.1hh welsh section a x cob Chestnut 6 years old Full/part loan to stay at present yard. Borders of north Warwickshire and Staffordshire Much much loved family pony, Dusty is a character and a half. Bitless and barefoot currently ridden in a Christ Lammfelle Iberica plus bareback pad. We have had Dusty since she was little over 4, she has been loved a lot and a little ridden. She would need an experienced loaner as my son doesn’t ride at the moment and too small for myself to hop on. Definitely not a novice pony. She needs someone that can offer her time and patience. She hasn’t been loaded with me, I will be on the yard to help out when ever needed and will practice loading with you if you want to take her on some adventures. We have carried out a little clicker training as she LOVES food! 100% natural horsemanship needed for this little superstar. Nice and fresh with no bad experiences behind her just lots of fun ahead to be had. You’ll find it hard to come away from her without her causing you to smile! I only wish I was a little smaller! Lives out 24/7 in the summer, stabled and out on good nights during the winter, oh and always keeps you company whilst poop picking! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to meet her or have any further questions.

Hayley

hayleymangan@googlemail.com  

07460491393

Ollie

For sale ….  Safe, fun, happy, Gentle Giant , A Horse in a million !!!

Truly heart breaking sale of my wonderful, super safe, Shire gelding ‘Ollie, (Winestead Oliver), out of Winestead Rosie, by Antaris Cosmic Dancer. Ollie is an 8 year old, bay roan Shire Gelding. He is Shire Horse Society Registered with SHS Passport and is micro-chipped.

Ollie is, quite simply, the best horse I’ve ever had. Everyone who meets him loves him. He will turn his hoof to anything. I got him two years ago, and I’m still in touch with his former owner who started him traditionally, but well. He had a good all round education and before he came to me had already had a go at XC, Dressage, Show-jumping and had seen hounds.

I had Ollie to have fun with and help me recover from ill health. He’s given me so much confidence, and helped me to improve not only my riding but my overall horsemanship too.

He is great to travel and will usually load himself! He is a complete gent to do in all ways, turns out equally well with both mares and geldings and is an excellent babysitter, for even the youngest of foals.

He is good for the farrier, vet and he’s getting there with the dentist! (When I first had him he did not like the rasp, but we’ve been fortunate to have a brilliant dentist who has worked patiently with Ollie to help him overcome his dentist nerves. He is still a little wary but we’ve never sedated him for this, he just needs patience and understanding to help him keep improving)

He’s good to clip and currently clipped out all year round. He will hack out alone or in company and will go first or last. He will pass other horses fine, and won’t nap or try to follow if one passes him. He’s also good if he is asked to leave a group and go a different way to the others. He is good in traffic, but hadn’t seen much before I got him so occasionally he will stop and have a look at things. He’s used to the farm tractor and dogs, sheep, cattle, goats, chickens and the farm peacock!

Ollie is a completely ‘metal free’ horse. He is barefoot as this is something I am passionate about. His feet are, hard, healthy and he has a daily hoof hygiene and conditioning regime that, I believe, is second to none. He is currently trimmed every 6-7 weeks by an EPAUK registered Equine Podiatrist and has a pro-barefoot diet: ie: low sugar, non-cereal, high forage diet with a hand-mixed range of herbs, minerals and vitamins that support his feet and overall health to the max. He is a good doer and keeps his condition well.

Ollie is currently ridden in a Cross-under ( Dr Cook Style) bitless bridle. I transitioned him to bitless virtually overnight and he has never looked back. He has plenty of brakes and is used to being ridden from the seat and responds well to voice commands.  He is a horse that is extremely unhappy bitted and I would not advocate him being bitted again. I have just started riding him bridle less in the school. I also ride him bareback in a halter a lot as this is something we both enjoy. He is currently ridden in either a Total Contact saddle or bareback pad.

I have not done much with Ollie apart from happy hacking, due to my health.  Ollie, true to his breed, much prefers to get out and about as opposed to doing flat work in the school! The exception to this is jumping. He loves it and has even been knows to try and pull the poles out for you to build him a jump!   He gave me the confidence to try jumping for the first time ever and looked after me really well. I don’t like schooling myself so please don’t come and expect to see a flatwork schoolmaster - he can certainly do it  and has done it, with the right rider, as his pics show, but I can’t!

He excels at giving confidence to people and pitches his output to whoever is on board, be it a complete beginner, my 3 year old grand children or a confident rider. He is, however, not a ‘kick-along plod’. He is fun loving and forward going, but still safe and sane, with brakes.  He can gallop with the best of them and loves to rip it up on a nice grassy stretch, but only if he is asked to. You can leave him in the field for a fortnight and he is still as safe as if he’s been worked every day.

Since we’ve been together we’ve done a few local pleasure rides and also been to the beach. Ollie’s main achievement is visiting some of our local Care Homes as a Therapy Horse. We took him along to meet the residents, and his behaviour was absolutely impeccable. He has his own webpages showing his visits and we’re really proud of him.

In April 2016, Ollie took part in filming for a local University project which he excelled at, especially as the actor who rode him had no previous riding experience at all. He has also taken part in helping me teach Horsemanship Groundwork Skills to clients, the feedback and photos of this can be found on my website.

He is micro-chipped and up to date with worming, teeth, vaccinations, physio and feet. In the summer he can get itchy with the midges so he’s fly rugged and masked. He loves a deep straw bed and we usually keep him in during the day and out at night in summer. In 2014 he had strangles and recovered exceptionally quickly and well. He had two clear guttural pouch tests done, and the clinical test documents will be provided to any prospective purchaser to show he is not a carrier.

Ollie is for sale through absolutely no fault of his own. My deteriorating health means I struggle to cope with the demands of looking after him and he has the potential to do so very much more. He will come with his full wardrobe, including his bridle, all fleeces, fly rugs, and turnout rugs. (He has nothing heavier than 100g; this is plenty heavy enough for him, even in midwinter.)

Ollie will turn his hoof to anything but I think he will particularly excel as a mum/daughter share, family horse or RDA / Equine Therapy Horse. He is sharp enough to have fun with at local shows and pleasure rides and sane enough for even the most nervous person to sit on and have a potter round the school.

Ollie has not been in regular work due to my health but this will not take long to rectify. We currently hack 2-3 times a week for up to 2 hours at a time as this is all I can manage. I have been as honest as I can with my advert as I do not want this very special horse messed about. He will ONLY go to someone who can give him a 5 star, long-term, metal free, natural home. All potential homes will be checked.

I am in no rush to sell and am prepared to keep him until the right home comes along. This is a heart breaking, difficult sale so absolutely no dealers, mind gamers, time-wasters, joy riders or ‘tyre kickers’. Absolutely no loans or payment plans.  I would very much like to stay in touch with his new family and am still in touch with his former owner too.

Ollie is priced to weed out timewasters and to reflect his wonderful nature, versatility, experience and potential. He is a very special lad and most definitely NOT ‘just another horse’. Please don’t waste his time: £5,000 OVNO.

Ollie is on a small private yard near Derby, East Midlands. We have a 20 x 40 sand school and quiet country lanes on the doorstep for trialling him.

Dawn Cox   Tel: 07840 873925   Email: angelhorse@hotmail.co.uk

Duke

Please, absolutely no time wasters or day dreamers, this boy has been messed around enough as it is.
Located Nr Taunton Somerset
£1500 inc bridle and some rugsEmail: mas36win@btinternet.com     or call Pip on 01984 624651
(pictures with bit in from when he arrived, he is now bitless)

Duke is a 15hh 9 yr old cob gelding.His sire was HOYS winning graded stallion South Hill Duke.He is a stunning example of a cob and moves very nicely and was successfully shown in hand by previous owners. 
Duke has had a very hard time and is looking for a forever loving home with an experienced person to bring him on and give him someone to trust. He was turned away for two years after being traumatized by a trainer when he was backed, then sold as a project. He was then kept at my yard but it didn't work out with the new owner (I am happy to explain why) and so I bought him in order to find him a nice home. 
Duke is a very sweet boy who always tries his best for you. He has great manners on the ground. He is good to trim, clip, catch, turns out with mares and geldings, and he leads nicely off another horse. 
He is a bit worried about being ridden due to the association of bad things happening but has improved massively in the couple of weeks I have had him. He is great in the heaviest of traffic, seen tractors, combines, fire engines etc, doesn't bat an eyelid even with other horses being silly. Perfect gent out alone and in company. We have ridden him out and he is great in walk and trot, nice and responsive, goes off voice, ridden in a halter or a sidepull. 
He was terrified of cantering under saddle, and did bronk quite badly the first time we asked. He looked absolutely petrified, so we have worked on this and he has now cantered a few times with a rider on and is improving every time, but will buck a bit until he realizes he isn't getting hit or kicked. I don't think this will be an issue once he has got over the initial fear, but for that reason he does need a experienced and confident rider. He did rear with previous owner but he was pushed too far in ill fitting tack and a sore back and he only did it the once out of desperation more than anything. I have been as honest as possible writing this ad, any further questions please ask. I just want this boy to find his loving home.

Mouse

This is Mouse, 13.2hh unregistered (new forest type) pony. 17 yrs old. Barefoot all her life (apart from two sets of shoes). Bitless the last four months and doing very well.

Kind genuine pony, good traffic, catch, trim, load, goes out alone or in a group easily. Up to date vaccinations and worming. Very safe but speedy and can be strong needs confident child, light adult. Very loving mare. Good all rounder, has a go at anything. Rides English and Western. For loan possible sale in the future. Able to stay at current place in Exmouth (Devon) if required.  Please call Cathy on 07721688362 or emailcathy.hodnett@btinternet.com 


Beau - 5 yo Andalusion x TB homebred gelding

Beau has found his new home

Beau is my beautiful 5 yr old Anadalusian x TB homebred gelding

Dam – He is out of a very sane, sound, sensible and pretty 16hh TB mare with good paces. I owned Sky for 12 years and used to do a little dressage with her. I am friends with the lady who loaned and now owns her.

Sire – Ribamontan, Andalusian  - a stunning horse with a temperament to die for. He is currently competing in medium level dressage

See details http://www.balinmorestud.com/ribamontan.htm

 I was privileged to be at the birth of Beau and handled him daily from the start.

He has never kicked, bucked or bitten (other than occasional nips as a foal).

He lived with his mother and 2 other mares until he was 3.5 yrs old and was weaned naturally by about 18 months old.

Beau shows the typical Andalusian qualities of being highly trainable and forms a strong bond with the people he trusts. He generally likes people but can be sensitive to loud brash males, especially in the stable  - he would just try to escape.

He has no stable vices, lives out during summer and is stabled during the winter with daily turnout.

He has been kept bitless & barefoot all his life and his feet are currently in excellent condition, although he has been fitted for and worn front boots.

 Last year he was gently backed over many months, starting with lots and lots of groundwork to help him to balance himself before I got on board.

I had expert help but I was the jockey in spite of no previous experience of backing, but I did know and trust my horse and he took it all in his stride without putting a foot wrong.

He has hacked out with someone on the ground as well as with another horse and was very sensible in traffic although he hasn’t been exposed to busy roads.

 He hasn’t been ridden since November last year, apart from a handful of occasions in March when I reintroduced the saddle and Dr Cook’s bridle and got back on him without any outside help. He was a perfect gentleman. However, due to unforeseen circumstances I didn’t continue riding him and he is currently enjoying the summer to mature a little more.

 For the last 18 months I have used clicker training with him which he has taken to really well and I feel it’s made all the difference in getting that connection with a horse that many of us seek. Amongst other things, he has learned to put his head into his bridle or headcollar and line himself up with the mounting block. He has also been taught to lower his head if he is anxious and also for brushing and bridling.

 He is used to large farm machinery, is very comfortable in indoor schools, and used to poles on the ground and a very small jump.

He’s not a spooky horse; in fact he is brave and inquisitive. He can be a little stubborn but he’s also sensible, affectionate, gentle and playful – a really loveable character.

 He hasn’t had much practice loading but we have moved yards 3 times and each time he has loaded calmly into a wagon and travelled like a superstar. He has also been very quick to settle into his new surroundings but prefers a quieter area, without too much coming and going, and a regular routine.

 Currently he is up to date with dentist, vaccinations and worming as well as being micro-chipped and passported

He’s never had any major health or soundness issues and has had regular Bowen treatments to keep his back in good health whilst growing and adjusting to being backed.

 He is absolutely my dream horse and I am so proud to have bred him, which I did in the hope that I would be a more confident rider, but sadly that is not the case. I also have health issues that prevent me being able to be consistent with the time I spend with him.

I just don’t feel that I can offer Beau the life he deserves with the partner he deserves. And he is too young to spend the rest of his life as just a pet. He is such a good learner and would love to have someone to spend more time with him and develop a really strong relationship. He looked after me when we backed him (including standing still when an RAF jet flew so low overhead that I could almost touch it!) and I feel he would continue to be the type of horse that would take care of his rider.

 I am looking for the perfect forever metal-free home for this fabulous horse. I would consider all options of loaning or selling and would ideally like to stay in touch with his new person.

 £2950 ono including a Sue Carson dressage saddle with Cair Panels, a Dr Cook Bitless bridle and a selection of rugs.

 Stabled in Ilkley, West Yorkshire

 Contact Lynne via email in the first instance – lynnehockney@hotmail.co.uk   07919 895372.

 Ruwi - Arabian gelding

Purebred arabian gelding available for loan (Qamar El Dine/Silver Sunlight)

15.1hh 10 year old chestnut gelding

Always lived out and never had a set of shoes

I have had him since he was six months

Ruwi is an extremely loving, playful and intelligent boy who needs a home where he will get lots of love, cuddles and play.  He is such a fun person to be around and is great to catch, trim and load ect.  I have spent hours and hours with this special boy and he has been treated with kindess and love his whole life, he is a very happy horse who love peoplee.

Riding wise he is still quite green.  I backed and started him myself and have brought him on very slowly.  He has alot of energy so would need a confident rider.  He enjoys jumping and is always happy to go out riding.  He is good on the road but very loud traffic makes him nervous.  He just needs bringing on really and more time spent with him out and about seeing the world.

He has had no lameness or ill health since i had him but he has had a few sarcoids which i had treated.  We think he may have a small pea size sarcoid in the corner of his mouth and we are currently treating it.

I am looking for a long term full loan for him and i just know he will make someone very happy.  I am leaving the country which is why he is up for loan.

Please contact Michelle 07887648295 or email spicemice@gmail.com

Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPeZnFP_AQI



Maggie May 

Maggie May

Will consider long term full or permanent loan, possibly lwvtb or sale.

Maggie is a 14.2hh 5yo traditional cob mare. She has been backed & lightly hacked then had around a year off.

She has hacked alone & in company, and has seen traffic & had no problems

She is good to catch, groom, tack up, have feet trimmed, with dentist.

Currently lives out unrugged 24/7 but will happily go in the stable overnight. I have never had her in a horsebox but i cant see it being a problem.

Although she is well behaved she is only young & needs bringing on so she's not suitable for a novice. She can be a little bolshy on the ground but this will improve with more handling (she hasn't had much done with her in the past year due to pregnancy & then new baby).

Maggie needs a field with good strong fencing or electric fence as she has a tendency to try to push it to knock it over so she can escape! My old post & wire fencing has no chance!

I am looking for a new home for Maggie as she is wasted with me, she needs someone who can spend time with her & bring her on.

Please email manda.j@hotmail.co.uk if you can give Maggie the wonderful home she deserves :)

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Shue - Quarter Horse  

Hi. My name is Lindsey. I have a 16.2 hh quarter horse named Shue that needs a home that will keep him as naturally as possible. He is 12 years old, I've had him since he was 4. He has been trained by me. He never took to the bit and is very supple, so I ride him in a halter or side pull. He had a great start in his training but over the past 4 years I haven't done more than taking him out on the occasional trail ride, but he's very eager to please. He would need an owner that can further his training and doesn't mind a large horse. He excels in flatwork and does well on the trail, but contesting is a no because he can not turn sharply. He is a pocket pony in the field and has a super sweet personality. His only vice is tying. He broke his halter once and now that he knows he can, he will pull back in a heartbeat if you aren't watching him. He cross ties as long as he can see you. I haven't had the time to break this bad habit, so I just don't move out of his sight while he's tied. He's a puppy dog to handle on the ground, and I am his barefoot trimmer and have been since I got him. He stands well and I usually trim him untied in the stall with no issues. The only reason I want to either sell or lease him is because I already have a horse that is my soulmate and I have a 3 year old son and two jobs, so I barely have time for my first horse. He was originally a horse that came to me for training and sort of never left. I can't afford both of them and he deserves more attention than I can give. He needs at least intermediate to advanced rider and this boy needs a JOB! I can't stress that enough. He's a good boy but when he gets bored he gets destructive. I have been toying around with rehoming him for a couple years but every time  I have someone out to see him, they are either intimidated by his height and energy, or exaggerated their abilities, and he is a horse that will push you to prove yourself. If you know what you're doing he's putty in your hand. If you don't, he simply won't move. I want to get $2,000 for him if I sell him. He has papers but I'd have to hunt them down. I am leaning more toward a lease option, at least until I know he has the perfect home. And I would want a buy back contract so nothing bad would ever happen to him. I think that sums it up.
Thank you.
Lindsey

lindseymolli2010@yahoo.com

Flo 

I very sadly need to rehome my mare Flo.

 She is a 15’1, 13 year old Thoroughbred, New Forest First cross (from the Lovely Hill stud in the New Forest)  – both parents are registered.

 I bought her when she was six and we have done hours of hacking, some jumping (which she loves), some dressage, Parelli and natural horsemanship training – she is level 2/3 and also Ride With Your Mind riding.  Lynda Davies, a Ride With Your Mind instructor has described her as a “smashing little mare”.

 She is quite forward going and therefore not a novice ride.  She is very light, soft and sensitive to aids and therefore terrific in a bit less bridle (it is an Australian Light Rider). She is ridden in a Lavinia Mitchell VSD saddle. She has a wonderful cadence when doing dressage.  All In all a beautiful horse

 She has never bucked or reared or napped. 100% in traffic. Great in company and out alone.

 Unfortunately, due to increasing work commitments and two young children I am finding it almost impossible to manage and therefore I have had to face facts and look for an alternative home for her where I hope she will continue her development, be loved and have fun.

 She is £1500.  Tack and rugs available separately.  

 She is based on the Isle of Wight.

 Please call me on 07803 927 545.

 All the best

Rachael

07803 927 545

Lexi 

15.1hh rising 4yo, out of Quarter Horse mare, by Blaenllain Doodleba (partbred arab).

Well-mannered young horse with an unflappable temperament, willing and ready to get on and do a bit more. Showing a great attitude to work, quick to learn and should easily excel in any sphere, English or Western. Both parents and siblings are out and competing successfully.

Has had a slow, sensible start, has been lightly lunged and long-reined, led out in very light traffic and done plenty of ground work. Has worn tack and been lent over, with no fuss. Used to farm machinery and animals, dogs etc.

Lives out but has been stabled. Barefoot and low maintenance. Turns out with mares or geldings. Comes to call and could make someone a real best friend!

£1800, open to sensible offers to a nice home.

Email l.shelford@hotmail.co.uk for more information and pictures.


Mars - Sec D Gelding  has been re-homed

Mars is a 9 year old, 15.2, pure Welsh D gelding. 

Mars rides barefoot and bitless (Dr.Cook bitless bridle). 

I have owned Mars for four years and he has been the greatest companion. He hacks alone or in company and is good in the school. He has given me great confidence and we reguarly hack alone for hours in the neighbouring heathland. He loves jumping and this is when he really gets his spark. Mars has never bucked, bolted or reared. He is easy to handle in all ways and very affectionate. 

He is being sold due to the birth of my son and our move back to Australia.

He is £4000 which includes a fitted saddle and numerous rugs, many which are weatherbeeta and brand new (unopened). 

Please call or email Sarah, 07511255612, s.l.game@hotmail.com

Kii   HAS FOUND HIS FOREVER HOME

Please there must be someone looking for a gorgeous horse? I've been let down over and over again and this is becoming such a worry to me, even if I wasn't going to uni I am not well enough to give him what he deserves. He's a very special boy but I won't let him go to an unsuitable home (ie who will shoe him/ throw sugary food at him) and so this is proving impossible! Any suggestions, places to advertise, advise considered. Please share!
Kii is a stunning approx. 16hh 5year old sports horse x thoroughbred gelding.
Professionally backed by Joe Roome, he was hacking out and working in walk, trot and canter in the school. But due to another growth spurt and waiting to fit a saddle once he'd finished growing he's been turned away and will need to be treated as a complete restart project.
Kii needs someone experienced to bring him back into work and continue his education but has a lot of
potential in the right hands.
Due to my health issues and impending university, this would be a long term loan of a minimum of 4 years and we may consider selling him/ permanent loaning at the end of this time if we felt he was in the perfect home.
Has lived out rugless with a field shelter all winter with no hard feed just ad lib hay, so not a high maintence thoroughbred type! Unshod, good with our barefoot trimmer and used to farm machinery, quad bike etc. however is obviously still young, green and occasionally cheeky!
Has the sweetest personality and just loves human company and a fuss.
To either move to a yard that can provide limited/no grazing and ad lib hay or can stay here free of livery charges on our smallholding with stable/field shelter and track system already in place.
Any questions or information required please send me a message. Kii is to be kept barefoot, we can provide more information on this, he is completely sound and with the right management not being shod is a non-issue. 
Thank you.
(Near Wincanton, Somerset/Dorset border)   

holly.vickery@hotmail.com

Esme - yearling - rescue 

Esme is a yearling who i rescued  after she was abandoned with her mother on llanllwni mountain. Unfortunately her mother died suddenly leaving Esme on her own.I would love to find Esme a wonderful home now that she has gained confidence in people.  She enjoys being groomed and loves to follow you around. She should make around 11.2hh to 12hh when fully grown.She is passported and microchipped. She is free to a perfect home and i will be asking for a  reference from a vet or similar. She is definitely not to be used for breeding.

Please email me at lucyjugglestruck@email.com if you are interested in rehoming Esme.


Appaloosa youngsters

A horse for every course! Foundation breed Appaloosa´s have the conformation to excel in most any discipline and to be an all-round family horse. Daughter can jump, Mum can do dressage and Dad can trek for days, all on the same horse (not at the same time!). We are offering 3 fillies and one yearling colt for sale. Parents imported from America to help in our quest to augment the numbers of pure stock here in Europe, and because we want everyone to have the chance to know this special breed. There are only around 1,020 registered Foundation Appaloosa´s in the whole world and this is your opportunity to have one, fresh out the box. Bred and reared on a small yard in southern Spain, where they have benefitted from the best, natural, start in life. All with hooves as nature intended having benefitted from paddock life (bringing both the physical advantage and the mental stability this provides), depending on their age, depends on their level of education. But all have been respectfully handled, and as a very conscientious owner/breeder will not travel anywhere without being fully prepared for their journey. Transport from Spain to UK is easily organised with a professional company the owner has used many times before. Intelligence, agility, versatility, smarts and colour. To know a true Appaloosa is to enter into a whole new world of equestrianism.

EV Etesian Kiss The Moon (Luni Toon) - 24/05/2010 - Filly (sold)
EV Kaver Onyx Heart (Indi Pop) - 04/06/2011 - Filly
EV Taku Blue Moon (Sexi Legsi) - 02/09/2012 - Filly (sold)
EV Notus Eagle Heart (Cappuccino) - 19/03/2014 - Colt

Their sire has Get (half brothers and sisters) in the UK who are winning championships and supreme championships in shows such as Royal Windsor and Hartpury.  Both sire and dams are available to view.

Professional Equine Podologist 

Practising Whole Horse Protocol 

espiritudelviento.com

Tel; 722153575

Rolo For Loan

 FOR LOAN, possible LWVTB if he finds the right long-term home. 9 year old 14.1 sports pony gelding. Really lovely little chap, so easy to handle and look after - he's barefoot, lives out and is generally low maintenance. He is an ex-SJ pony and has been over-cooked in the past, therefore is looking for a predominantly non-jumping home now. He will happily jump out hacking (might do XC or hunting but haven't tried) and the occasional jump in the school but not courses. Loves hacking, will go out on his own or in company. Has been well schooled, and done well at Intro level dressage, but is a bit temperamental with cantering in the school- sometimes he will, sometimes he gets a bit overexcited and imagines he's got a big SJ course in front of him! With more time and work he might make a dressage pony as has lovely paces. He's very intelligent, and although gets excited with fast work and jumping, he's not dangerous at all. He would definitely suit a hacking home, and might be good for something like Le Trec, skill at arms, sponsored rides, endurance etc but hasn't been tried. Looking for an adult, probably max of 9 stone, not a novice, must have a light seat and soft hands as he's very sensitive, has been bitless, but never bucks, rears or spins. Can either stay at my yard in Wingham, near Canterbury, Kent or move to an approved home. I think he'd prefer a small/private yard or home. If his loaner gets on well with him I'm happy to sell him for a small amount, but as he's already been through many homes I'd rather make sure he's happy before letting him go permanently!

email goldiemorrison@gmail.com


Pringle - Dartmoor Hill Filly - rising 4

Rising 4, 11.2hh (ish) Dartmoor Hill filly. Pringle is a pretty little poppet, she came to me in December 2013 after being advertised as a child's LR. So I bought her as a companion to just chill and be a baby. She only came wild off the moors the previous January and didn't feel too comfortable around humans. Spent spring/summer slowly gaining her trust and handling her daily. She has turned into a little gem and is now happy to be caught, feet being trimmed, brushed, lead, practically loads herself etc etc She has amazing paces! Has done a little horse agility but her main job has been to keep my gelding company. Happy to be left on her own with horses in sight while her buddy goes off for a hack. They live out without rugs but equally happy stabled, on her own or sharing. She loves children but is by no means a ready made child's pony just yet.  She doesn't kick or bite and loves fuss but can get a little nervous around new people. I have lead her out, she has seen traffic, accompanied her buddy to a busy show and camped away from home.
Passported, chipped, vaccinated, wormed..

Based in Oxfordshire.

Contact details: tinacjamieson@gmail.com
07803147332


Dexter - Appaloosa x  New Forest Gelding 4yo.


Dexter is 4yrs and approx. 14.2hh. Reg. BAPS. he is backed but brought on slowly so hasn't done much but has taken everything in his stride. he is not sharp or fizzy, has no vices and doesn't buck/bolt/rear. very laid back individual who enjoys fuss and attention. hacks out in company and likes to try and keep the pace to a steady walk. I haven't had the time for him lately so he has lounged around getting fat just going on the occasional short hack. he is a beautiful pony that never fails to turn heads, ideal for someone who wants to produce their own horse. He does have mild sweet itch but it is easy to manage.  Located in Worcestershire

Email - emilyjane606@gmail.com


Kizzy - Arab x - 15.2hh - 9yo 

Kizzy is poetry in motion. She requires an experienced rider as she can be headstrong. She is very kind but doesn't suffer fools! Needs a rider interested in endurance as this is what she was bred for. She is schooled to be bitless and treeless. She goes well barefoot. Not been ridden for over twelve months so needs bringing back into work. Is very hormonal and very sensitive to smells. 

Owned since November 2008

Sex mare  Height 15.2 hands

Breed Arab X (Part Breed)  illegitimate daughter of http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/how-john-majors-horse-given-2024854

Age 9 years Colour Bright Bay

Passport number 826069000148401 Passport Registration Agency Horse Passport Agency Ltd

Available for rehoming with bitless bridle Reason for re-home/shaer - No rider

Horse is not involved in the activities as no rider  In winter and bad weather she needs to be stabled  She is vaccinated annually for flu and tetanus

 Maximum weight this horse can carry  9 Stone kg

 Also you should know. If you want to apply for this horse you should be within 60 miles radius from the current horse location

Veterinary examination available on request

 Prospective new carers required to visit horse

Last dental examination by vet or equine dental technician last Easter

This horse IS NOT an ex-racehorse and IS NOT eligible for Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) classes

 The Most suitable home and loanee/owner/sharer would be 

An experienced rider prepared to spend time bonding to get the best from this girl.

 She had no Veterinary examinations or treatment given in the past 12 months

 Details of the veterinary practice this horse is registered with

Peter Fenton 0161 643 7724

Please describe your horses behaviour in traffic

 Skittish 

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

 She needs reassurance when out 

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

She Has kicked out and will bite if nervous. She Is also the kindness horse if she knows and likes you. Very sensitive to smells and hates a dirty stable. Very food protective.

problems when being ridden

Can be fizzy , will buck and rear if unhappy

 Kizzy is barefoot, Bitless and wears a treeless saddle

Prohibitions

The horse WILL NOT be released for slaughter.

Contact Anne Quinn  anne.moneymatters@gmail.com

Chancer is a 13 year old 14.2hh gelding in Edinburgh who is looking for someone to help me give him the time and attention he deserves. 
Chancer lives out all year and so there are no stable chores to do. He is clicker trained and enjoys being taught using positive reinforcement only, not any pressure-release negative reinforcement. 
He can be ridden, but has not done so for a while (I am rebacking him), so at first I'd ask that someone just spends time on the ground with him so he can build his trust with them.
I'm very happy for someone to teach him safe tricks using clicker training and his target stick.
When being ridden, due to his arthritis in his hocks he's in light work only (hacking and light schooling) in walk/trot.
Please email me for more details or to arrange a meet on ruth_moots@hotmail.com


Shah - black Arabian - has found his forever home


Shah is looking for his forever home, ideally a home that loves and understands Arabs.

Shah came to me last year due to his sweetitch via a customer of mine. The vet advised Rachel to have Shah PTS as according to the vet he will only get worse each year and the steroids didn`t seem to be helping him anyway.  Well a year on and just treated with neem inside and out Shah is the picture of health with a full mane and tail.

Since being here Shah has just had healing to rid himself of the steroids. When Shah arrived last summer I kept him as natural as possible and he has lived with our herd of Arabians.

The sweetitch is kept under control by applying neem oil every few days and to be honest his sweetitch isn`t as bad as other horses we have had the pleasure to know and help.

Shah has been started, backed and ridden with all natural/kind education.  He is bitless and barefoot and ready to be brought back into riding.  He really does need one to one and loves to go for walks and just be with people.

If you feel you can give Shah a forever metal free home please email me bitlessandbarefoot@gmail.com or give me a ring 01974 831 009, 07543780790


 

Popple Trysor – 15H welsh section D cob – 4 years old

 Popple Trysor – 15H welsh section D cob – 4 years old

Trysor is a homebred welsh section D gelding who is for sale as a project through no fault of his own. He has super blood lines and could be shown or will make a lovely all-rounder for someone who has the time to produce him. So far Trysors education has been quite intermittent and what he really needs now is consistency. Trysor has been introduced to lunging, being saddled; walking out in hand on the road, and having someone lie over his back. He has done join up and absolutely loves having a one to one bond with his handler – he will make someone a fabulous forever friend. Good to trim and travels fine. Very good doer, will happily live out all year round. Trysor was shown in hand as a yearling and also as a 3 year old.

Trysor is not naturally brave and lacks confidence in new situations so will only be available to a 5* experienced home. We will be vetting potential homes for this very special boy. Crib bites, hence price. £800. Home very important.

The pictures are of him in March with his winter coat. We will be getting some more up to date pictures during the next week which will be available on request.

Hannah Grummitt hannahgrummitt@googlemail.com 

07890 868 333


Dolly - Sec C - 8yo

 


13.2 unregistered Sec C mare. Absolutely cracking jumper and this is her forte. Good to hack. Schools nicely but jumps the moon. Likes to have a look at the fence first, but this will come right with time. She is a sharp pony, so absolutely no novices. Very bold over xc fences. Barefoot and most of time is good to trim. She can occasionally mess around with her back legs. But nothing nasty. Never kicked! She's a cheeky little mare but not harmful in any way. Good to load and travel,bath etc. Good to catch 90% of the time. But can occasionally give you the run around for 5minutes.

Unfortunately she has uveitis and she  lost the sight in one eye just over a year ago. This does not effect her in any way! She will come with her UV Guardian mask.

Lives in or out. Goes in a side pull.

Please call me for more information. 
Nikki 07887509458 Leicestershire/Derbyshire

Anchor Eiderdown has found her forever home

 For Sale: Registered Exmoor Mare, 5 years old


A very special Exmoor pony is looking for a very special home. Anchor Eiderdown out of Anchor Willow Warbler by Heron, mare born in 2009. Moorland bred yet gently handled since she was a yearling. Loves  human contact, she walks towards me to have her head collar on! Anyone wanting to do liberty/agility work should consider this highly intelligent girl who is interested and quick to learn. Good to trim, groom, load etc. Lunge with saddle on and loose lunge with or without other ponies. We have done a lot of ground work and  sat on her, but we don't have a lightweight jockey. Looking ideally for a bit less and barefoot home to live out with other ponies/horses. She currently lives in a small herd on tracks, “Paddock Paradise” For more details please pm or email me carol@jaxtrax.fr 

Maggie has found her forever home


UP-DATE ON MAGGIE -  Maggie has been tested positive for EMS and has just started Meformin, she will will require restricted grazing and careful management of diet.  Horse World Trust will fund the medication.  So please if you are interested in Maggie you will get all the support you will need from HWT.

Maggie May is a very sweet natured pony that was found straying on a dual carriageway and in an emaciated condition. Not long after arrival she gave birth to a very handsome colt, but as she was in such poor condition and only two years old this did delay her recovery.

Maggie was backed at HorseWorld and then went to a very loving home where she continued her education and took part in many equine activities. Sadly she was returned through no fault of her own.

Maggie is a lovely forward going pony being good in heavy traffic and well mannered. She enjoys jumping and is good to school, however she can get a little anxious and needs a confident but gentle rider. She has had some physical issues that we believe may be related to her poor hoof conformation, she has successfully been rehabilitated barefoot which has resolved many of her issues.

We are looking for a home with grass free turnout as over the summer of 2013 Maggie began to develop extreme soft tissue swelling around her head if turned out on grass. She has had various tests and our vets believe that it is most likely an allergic reaction to a plant she is eating while turned out. Maggie is currently turned out on restricted grazing for one hour per day.

We would consider rehoming out of area for the right home.

SARAH HOLLISTER

TRAINING AND REHOMING MANAGER

HorseWorld Trust                                                                                                                           

Delmar Hall, Keynes Farm                                                                                                                                     

Staunton Lane, Whitchurch                                                                                                                                        

Bristol, BS14 0QL

01275832425 Ext 2 Fax: 01275 836909