**re-advertised through no fault of his own!**
Beautiful 15.2 cob x gelding offered for full loan as a companion.
Very hard decision to offer my lovely gelding for loan as a companion. Right home a must where he will still get lots of love and attention and not just dumped in a field! However does not have to be the poshest accommodation!
Cosmo is 7 years old and unfortunately it came to light a while ago he has severe tendon damage from a possible old injury (he has been owned by me since 18 months old and never had an injury whilst with me) and he also has a compression on his spine (perhaps from the same injury) which makes him no longer safe to ride and he has now been retired. He is other wise incredibly fit and well, he is on no medication/supplements, he isn’t ‘head bobbing lame’ but does have a slightly strange gait behind so not ideal for inhand showing (even though
hes gorgeous!) he has never been sick or sorry, only seen the vet for castration and vaccines until a few months ago!
Cosmo is still young and lively, he loves an occasional run around the field, he would happily do some free schooling as he loves the interaction and he would also happily walk out in hand (on his own or with others) to keep his brain active. He has good ground manners and is sensible but does still need a competent handler who can be firm if needed. He lives out happily all year round with a bit of adequate shelter and hay in winter if not enough grazing, however he happily stables overnight also! He has been in a paddock on his own and also mixes well with other horses, never bites or kicks and is playful but submissive in the field with other horses. Cosmo is happy to be brought in last or left in the field on his own as long as its what he is used to, (to start with he may have a run about but would never go through or over a fence!) he doesn’t have separation issues and is happy to be in or out on his own and doesn’t call or fret.
He is a real people horse, would happily stand with you all day in the field for loves and kisses, loves being groomed (hates fly spray but will stand if you make him!) he ties up happily and leads well to and from the field, good with the farrier (never had shoes on but stands without being tied up for his feet to be trimmed), vet and to be wormed. He loads/travels well in a trailer, has only been in a box once but I don’t see it being a problem. He’s quite brave and will do anything for food! Since his diagnosis I have spent a little time teaching him a coupld of tricks and he picked it up amazingly fast and as I really dont know what I'm doing I think its impressive! he would be great for someone wanting to do natural horsemanship/ or trick work.
Cosmo loved his work and is a happy out-going young horse. It is an absolute shame that he has been retired and it would be lovely to find him a home with someone who still has time to give him.
He is offered for loan only and will never be sold, if the loanee could no longer keep him he would be returned to me with no exceptions.
He would come with all his rugs and any other bits that would be needed such as bridle/headcollar, etc
If you think you may be able to offer cosmo a long term loving home then please get in touch. References a bonus as the right home is essential, he wont go to just anyone as he must not be ridden under any circumstances. I will also reserve the right to visit as and when I would like to.