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10 years
13 hh

Say hello to Marshal!

Marshal is looking for a home as a happy-hacker

Marshal is a beautiful boy with a big personality who is looking for a home where he can go on plenty of hacks around the countryside. He is a forward and responsive ride without being too whizzy and so is very much enjoyed by all who ride him, often described as a confidence giver. We challenge you to ride him without a smile on your face! He is established in walk, trot, canter and would be an ideal candidate for pleasure rides. Hacks out alone and in company and is good in traffic. He has been used as a sensible lead pony for some of te more inexperienced equines starting their education. Marshal loves human attention and relishes any opportunity for a fuss and some love.
On the ground, Marshal can need to be reminded of his manners as he can become strong when leading. In the herd, Marshal is a dominant boy so would be best suited living with a passive companion who won’t challenge his authority. He benefits from being in a consistent routine of having his feet handled.

* Marshal has a maximum rider weight limit of 54kg/ 8.5 stone *

More information:

Description – Marshal is a 10 year old, 13hh, piebald, cob gelding. 

Stabling/Shelter –Marshal lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter. He will stable when needed, however may take time to settle into a new routine with this. 

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

Feet – Marshal is barefoot and trimmed 6-8 weekly. He is generally good for the farrier but can be strong with his hind feet so will need an understanding farrier. 

Companionship –  Marshal is a dominant boy with other equines and always sits at the top of the hierarchy so would benefit from living with a passive companion who won’t challenge his authority. He becomes very worried when left so would need to have sight of other horses at all times. 

Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Rugs – Marshal is only rugged if clipped and in work. 

Supplements – None

Vet –  Marshal has had historic instances of lameness which has resulted in him being suited only to a home where he will get to enjoy hacking with nothing more asked of him. He has been assessed by our team of vets who have signed him off as comfortable to continue a hacking lifestyle. 

Can the equine be mounted unaided? – Yes. He can be a little fidgety and impatient but is easily corrected. 

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 – Marshal is very forward and responsive.

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

Will the equine hack out confidently in company and alone? –  Marshal hacks out confidently alone and in company. If hacking in company, he will happily sit at the front or the back of the ride, but usually leads due to being forward. 

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

What experience does the equine have of jumping? Marshal has popped a small log but due to his historic lameness he is not to be jumped in a home. 

What experience does the equine have of competitions/ pleasure rides/ events? N/A.