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9 years
8 hh

Have you met Rocky?

Rocky is ready to find a home as a non-ridden companion.

Rocky is pint sized boy who desperately wants to be friends with humans, but sometimes allows his worries to get the better of him and hold him back. As such he is looking for a Perfect Partner who will apprecaite his worries and help him continue to learn that the world is not such a scary place. Once you have spent some time with Rocky and trust has been established he comes to call and tries his absolute best to please.
One of Rocky’s biggest worries when he arrived was having his feet handled. Whilst he has improved significantly with this, he would benefit from consistent handling of his feet to keep him on the path to success. Going out for in-hand walks to explore is something that Rocky really seems to enjoy. Due to being castrated late in life, he can only live with other geldings.

More information:

Description – Rocky is a 9 year old, 8hh, bay, Shetland gelding.

Stabling/Shelter – Rocky lives out 24/7 with access to a shelter. He will happily stable when required.

Companionship – Rocky Has lived in a herd of geldings and with one other gelding since being with us at Bransby Horses. Due to being castrated later in life he would be best living with geldings only. 

Forage/Feed –  No hard feed given, and he is on restricted grazing. Rocky will need appropriate weight management to keep him happy and healthy. If grazing becomes too sparse, he is supplemented with low calorie hay/ barley straw.

Rugs – Not needed.

Medication – N/A.

Vices –  Rocky is sensitive boy who does have worries which he is slowly overcoming. He can be a little worried about vets and needles. He can be tricky to IV, but is okay to IM with a food distraction. 

Feet –  Barefoot and trimmed 6 weekly. He is good for the farrier. 

Dentist –  Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Vet – He would benefit from a patient and kind vet who will understand his needle phobia. Rocky had a reaction to his vaccinations in March 2023 which resulted in him having a stiff neck for a short time. He has also exhibited some mild hind-limb lameness but is field sound and able to live happily as a companion.