I’m on the hunt for a loan horse, at the right price, maybe even buying one. However, I’d prefer to loan to begin with but I’m not ruling buying out as it’s a good market at the moment. But I have been looking in this area and so far haven’t found anything suitable just yet. I know it takes time so I thought I’d write down all of my requirements as they stand. Loan/buy: open to either but prefer part loan to ease into the responsibility of taking care of a horse. Purpose; This sounds obvious right, but even this question in my head needs to be answered. so
- 1. for riding and to get me into more regular riding than my current two days a week lessons.
- 2. Training. I’d like to learn the disciplines of dressage and maybe jumping so having access to a horse on a more regular basis would be great for my training.
- 3. Competing. Yes, it’s something I’d like to see how far I can go with.
- 4. Becoming a better horse carer. Learning a horse’s needs on a day to day basis and knowing how to take care, groom, care for when, God forbid they’re sick, feeding, learning behaviourisms, and all that goes along with owning a horse.
so those are my reasons behind this new venture. We all know once you catch the bug, it generally gets worse not better. hee.
Breed: Cob preferably.
age:8/9 to about 15/16
Colour: No preference
gender: Gelding or filly. Maybe a mare.
I need the horse to be well accustomed to riding with a bridle and saddle, [broken in well]. A calm disposition yet very willing and responsive. No biting/kicking or other majorly undesirable habits. I know no horse is perfect but bad behaviour to the minimal. Well mannered and halts well. I am totally blind and although I know some horses may kick out on occasion or bite, I really don’t want to deal with that on a regular daily occurrence. It would be nice if the horse had been socialised around dogs and was comfortable around them as I have a guide dog and he’d be with me most of the time.
an open medical history should be disclosed wherever possible.
size: at least 13.3 HH max 16.5
experience: intermediate or advanced, no novice or retired horses. I need one that is still going to be ridden. Preferably trained in dressage/jumping.
Shoes: This doesn’t matter. Whatever is best for the horse.
Loan requirements: to be discussed.
If any of you wonderful horse people have any ideas to add to this, as it’s my first time writing an advertisement for a horse, please comment and leave feedback. It probably sounds too simplistic, what I’ve written.