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Holmes

Companion
Available
10 years
12.1 hh
Gelding

Say hello to Holmes!

Holmes is a 10 year old, 12.1hh, piebald, cob gelding who is looking for a home as a non-ridden companion.

Cheeky with a lovable character, Holmes is looking for a perfect partner who will love spending time with him and keep his active mind engaged. Holmes is very playful within the herd so would love to be rehomed to a new friend who will engage in a game or two with him.

Holmes is an inquisitive boy who relishes the opportunity to learn something new. He will always let you know how he feels about something, and it’s a tough ask not to fall for his personality. Holmes’ go to response to something he isn’t sure about is to produce small rears however with some backing up and allowing him time to think and process the question, he progresses well. He is an affectionate boy who always comes over for a scratch and fuss and is a pleasure to work with as something is always achieved by the end of a training session.

Holmes has PSSM1 so would need appropriate management.

Holmes lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter. He will stable for short periods with a calm friend next door, however he will attempt to jump out if there is too much going on around him or he feels that he has been stabled too long. For this reason, he would benefit from a home where he can live out 24/7, or have a perfect partner who is happy to continue this work with him.

Rugs: Not Needed

Holmes can live with both mares and geldings and is a playful boy within the herd.

No hard feed given, and restricted grazing to appropriately manage his weight. If grazing becomes too sparse, he is supplemented with a low-calorie hay/straw mix. He receives an All-in-One supplement daily to benefit his muscles due to his PSSM.

Farrier: Holmes is barefoot and trimmed 6-8 weekly. He can be worried by the farrier and having his hind feet handled, attempting to avoid contact. He is never nasty with this but would benefit from a regular routine of foot handling as well as a patient and understanding farrier.

Dentist: Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Holmes can produce small rears when pushed too far out of his comfort zone. 

Vet: Holmes has a history of laminitis and has PSSM 1 so will need an appropriate low sugar/ carbohydrate diet to appropriately manage these. He has a history of lameness but has been signed off by our veterinary team as comfortable to live in a loving home as a non-ridden companion. He has a lump on his near-hind fetlock which has been tested and is no cause for concern.

Medication: N/A

Stabling/Shelter

Holmes lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter. He will stable for short periods with a calm friend next door, however he will attempt to jump out if there is too much going on around him or he feels that he has been stabled too long. For this reason, he would benefit from a home where he can live out 24/7, or have a perfect partner who is happy to continue this work with him.

Rugs: Not Needed

Companionship

Holmes can live with both mares and geldings and is a playful boy within the herd.

Forage & Feed

No hard feed given, and restricted grazing to appropriately manage his weight. If grazing becomes too sparse, he is supplemented with a low-calorie hay/straw mix. He receives an All-in-One supplement daily to benefit his muscles due to his PSSM.

Feet & Teeth

Farrier: Holmes is barefoot and trimmed 6-8 weekly. He can be worried by the farrier and having his hind feet handled, attempting to avoid contact. He is never nasty with this but would benefit from a regular routine of foot handling as well as a patient and understanding farrier.

Dentist: Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Vices

Holmes can produce small rears when pushed too far out of his comfort zone. 

Vet & Medication

Vet: Holmes has a history of laminitis and has PSSM 1 so will need an appropriate low sugar/ carbohydrate diet to appropriately manage these. He has a history of lameness but has been signed off by our veterinary team as comfortable to live in a loving home as a non-ridden companion. He has a lump on his near-hind fetlock which has been tested and is no cause for concern.

Medication: N/A