Hercules is good to catch, lead, tie up, groom and to have his feet picked out. When we first took Hercules in he was very unsocialised and did not understand how to behave around other horses. He would often get bullied and be the outcast of the field.
We have since taught him how to be lunged, long reined, walked out in traffic alone and in company and he is settling in the field. Hercules struggles without structure so a consistent herd and routine is important.
Hercules has a condition called ‘locking stifles’ which is due to indiscriminate breeding. This is managed by being outdoors as much as possible although he previously had injections that seem to have helped. The vets have confirmed he could be a hacking pony for a lightweight rider (9 stone and under).
Although Hercules needs to lose some weight he has never shown any signs of laminitis. Hercules is fine with electric fencing provided it is on and strong. If the fencing isn’t on he has been known to play with it!
We think Hercules would suit a one to one home with someone experienced with managing green ponies. He can be very excitable but has lots of love to give. If you can offer him this kind of home please get in touch! More photo’s and video’s available upon request.
Phone 07939 198519 or email [email protected]
How it works…
Hope Pastures horses and ponies are available on a permanent loan basis with a loan agreement in place.
If you see a horse/pony you like, and feel you can offer them a loving and experienced home, please complete the loan application form
Hercules can be viewed on site in Leeds, LS16 and re-homed anywhere in the Yorkshire area.
To avoid disappointment before applying please take a moment to read our minimum requirements. Re-homing fee’s apply