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8 years
13.1 hh

Say hello to Lydia 

Lydia is looking for a light hacking home.

If you’re looking for a hacking partner who will make you feel safe and whose company you’re bound to enjoy, then Lydia could be the girl for you! She is a very sweet and loving mare who will stand for hours to be groomed. If unsure of what she is being asked to do, she has occasionally been known to stop and produce a small rear, so would benefit from a perfect partner happy and confident to help her through these areas of worry in a gentle and loving manner. Lydia has a cheeky side to her, would benefit from someone who is able to maintain boundaries as she will attempt to get her own way if she knows she can- but who can blame her!

Lydia stands very well to be mounted and has three good paces. She is competent with all groundwork including lunging, and long-lines very well around the farm and down the roads. Lydia is to be hacked only and is confident in a group or alone. If out in a group, she much prefers to lead and does become strong if being asked to follow. She is currently working 5 days a week. She has proven safe and sensible in traffic, has been on a trip to our second site, exploring around the woods with nothing much seems to phase her!

*Lydia has a maximum rider weight of 10 stone/ 63kg* 

More information:

Description – Lydia is an 8 year old, 13.1hh, piebald, cob mare. 

Stabling/Shelter –Lydia lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter, and will happily stable with friends in sight. 

Forage/Feed –   Lydia is not on any hard feed and is on restricted grazing for appropriate weight management. If grazing becomes too sparse she is supplemented with low-calorie hay.

Feet – Lydia is fully shod.  

Companionship –  Lydia has lived with both mares and geldings and is friendly with the other horses in the herd.

ClippingLydia is fantastic for having her body clipped, however she struggles with having her legs clipped and is currently sedated for this. 

Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Rugs – Lydia is currently clipped so wears a rain sheet when it’s wet.

Supplements – None

Vet –  Lydia has the typical cob trait of sallanders and mallanders which are managed by keeping her legs clipped, cleaned and creamed. This is something that will need continued management in the home. Lydia has also had her SI medicated and has remained comfortable since; due to this and her conformation she is only suitable to be in a home where she will be a light hack.

Can the equine be mounted unaided? – Yes. 

Are the aids for walk, trot and canter established? – Yes

Can the equine complete the following: Basic transitions between walk, trot and canter? –  Yes

Does the equine move off the leg?- Yes 

Can the equine complete basic school movements and transitions? – Lydia is not to be schooled. 

Will the equine hack out confidently in company and alone? – Lydia will hack confidently in company and alone. If hacking in company, Lydia prefers to lead. 

Is the equine good in traffic?   Yes, Lydia has proven to be good with all types of traffic. 

What experience does the equine have of jumping? Lydia is not to be jumped. 

What experience does the equine have of competitions/ pleasure rides/ events? Lydia has taken a trip out to our second site and around the woods, and took it all in her stride.