Loaning advice pls

kombikids

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So, I think I have decided to see if I can find a loan home for my boy later in the year so i can get something to compete on but not sure of a few things - ie where to advertise and how likely it is that I will find someone locally? Will anyone want a safe hack only? Also what do I write and how should I vet homes / take references?

This is what I have put so far but looks like an essay!

Lovely genuine chap for loan to right home. 16.3hh bay 11yr old ISH for loan, preferably to stay at yard in Kimpton,Herts.Great facilities- no roadworkhackingand indoor/outdoor schools, DIY or part livery. This horse has give me back all my confidence and made riding fun again after losing it all on a TB and not riding for 15 years!! I am after someone who will love him as much as I do - hes very affectionate and loves one to one time. He loves nice hacks and is very safe and sane at this - he is often used as an escort to other naughty/sharp horses on the yard. He is so good he will even walk calmly past a hedge cutter whilst its in action! He isnt a plod, hes really best for one up from a novice, maybe a busy mum returning to riding or as a hack for the husband!!! All the family ride him - even my husband and 3 year old child! He doesnt need riding every day and you can not ride him for a month and then get on it it doesnt bother him! He is 100% to handle,(toddlers have even walked underneath him!)catch box and shoe,although he isnt keen on clipping but hes not really hairy enough to need this!! I am wanting to move on and compete and he has a bit of arthritis in his back legs so needs to be a hack and move onto make someone else as happy as he has made me! Homes will be vetted and references sort as I only want the best for my boy!
 

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I've just loaned my chap out and he's just a hack although can do dressage/pleasure rides etc but no jumping, so I don't think you'll have any problem at all.

I would suggest putting adverts up in your local feed merchants/saddlers as a start off as thats the way I found a home. Best of luck, sounds like a nice boy
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He sounds lovely but the wrong area! As you prefer him to stay at the yard I would try local tack shops, riding school, feed merchants, and mention it to your farrier EDT, Vet, instructor etc as they will know people who might be looking for a safe horse to hack out, a recommendation is always best.
I would think you'd soon get a feel for the 'right' person for your horse when they try him, I'm a great believer in gut feeling. If they're going to keep him at their premises you'd want to visit them and make sure they're to a suitable standard.
 
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