If you are interested in rehoming Candy, please fill out our rehoming application.
14.1hh talented and sharp riding/driving project
Candy is a talented 14.1 hands Irish Sports pony x Appaloosa mare. She is NOT broken to ride.
She is around 13 to 14 years old and was in her previous home for 8 years. Her owner was a retired gentleman who bought her as a 2 year old and used her for pleasure driving in the countryside. He sold her when he became unable to continue driving due to his arthritis (he is well into his 70's). Candy is a fast pony who needs a job to do, and was too sharp for her new owner. She was then sold on and passed around over a few months before coming to us.
She needed time off, and was given this, and also produced an unexpected filly foal the following spring, so has had more time off than planned!
Although fast, sharp and mareish at times, Candy responds well to leadership and will do well with someone with the time and ability to form a relationship with her - she is happy to do as she is told, however needs to respect you first. Once she gets to know you, she is very affectionate, trainable and willing to please. She has excellent paces and a great jump, and would excel in a competitive environment. She is fine in traffic, is used to going out alone, and would also make a good and active hack!
If you are interested in rehoming Candy, we would suggest you come and visit and if all goes well, stay for a few days to get to know each other before a decision is taken - we would like her next home to be long term!
Requirements for loan homes:
Daily turnout – Although most of our horses prefer to live outdoors all year round, most of them do not mind being stabled at night, but we only rehome to yards who provide daily turnout all year round
Group turnout – Horses are herd animals and need to live with other horses. While most of our horses would not mind being left alone for short periods we do not rehome horses to environments where they will be kept alone for long periods. We rehome youngsters from 1 year upwards, and in most cases, we will only rehome where they will have at least one other youngster to play with (like human children, horses need other youngsters to play with to develop good social skills)
We rehome to most areas of Yorkshire - other locations may be considered depending on circumstances
Youngsters – We only rehome unbroken horses to homes with previous experience of starting and schooling horses
In most cases, we ask for a donation towards costs when loaning a horse from us.
Insurance – except with older horses where vet cover may not be viable, we advise you to have suitable 3rd party liability and vet fees cover as a minimum.
We rehome horses and ponies on a permanent loan basis. We retain ownership and if ever you are unable to keep the horse, he or she can be brought back to us. We are always on hand to provide help and advice if needed.