For Loan Poppy Rose
16’3” bright bay Mare
7 years old still green waiting for the right person to learn with
I am looking for a long term loan home for Poppy, I bred her seven years ago with a view to joining her for x country and endurance rides however following some health issues I am no longer in a position to do these.
I wish to keep ownership of her purely because I want her to always be able to come home should she no longer be needed or wanted where she is. I don’t really have any restrictions on where she travels, more concerned with the right home.
Poppy is a willing and capable lady who could go on to compete with the right rider (unfortunately not me). Her mother is from a event horse and her dad was/is a successful dressage horse. She would more suit a one to one as she likes to form a bond with you.
Poppy has been back with me about 6 weeks and hasn’t really been worked in that time, she’s been turned out with her mother and Aunt. She is a bit of a loner, likes her own company and to ride alone, probably because it’s what she is used to.
She can be cheeky when tacking up. I am only short and she seems to enjoy raising her head out of my reach but there is definitely no malice there.
She currently has front shoes and is generally ok with the farrier. I’ve never clipped her but she used to watch our goats being sheared and didn’t object to the clipper noise.
She has been raised at home so has been surrounded by children, as a baby she used to play with them. The only time she needs space is when she is eating, can get mareish!
Behaviour and Suitability
- Can live out all year
- Does not crib, weave or windsuck
- Good to catch
- Good to hack alone
- Good to shoe
- Good with children
- Good with dogs
- Good with noisy/large vehicles