Horse Available for Lease
Please note- all Project Hope Horses are available for LEASE ONLY, and subject to the following conditions:
1. A home check conducted by a PHHWV Representative
2. For rideable horses, successful completion of a riding compatability assessment
3. maintenance of a current PHHWV Membership for the term of the lease
4. The PHHWV horse must remain within Victoria
5. Mares are not to be used for breeding.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the available horses....
Snippet is a black/brown yearling TB filly.
Snippet came to us in very poor condition and a warning that she may be too far gone, that she may not make it. She had all but shut down and we knew that it would be a hard battle but certainly one we didn’t shy away from. With constant veterinary consultation and a scientifically balanced feeding regime she thrived. Unfortunately Snippet arrived with an untreated eye injury and despite an intensive treatment program we were unable to save her eye, resulting in the removal late last year.
Snippet is a very well-adjusted filly that has shown true strength and determination to stay with her people. With all the cards stacked against her she has taken everything in her stride and is the most trusting and accepting yearling you will come across.
Snippet is now looking for someone who will continue her handling and introducing her to the world. She will need to go to a family of one or two horses so she can have a horse friend to help her with paddock life and an owner that has the time to dedicate to her handling to maintain her accepting personality.
In the time Snippet has been with us she has not shown any signs of biting or kicking, although she is a little touchy on her hind legs which if handled incorrectly could result in kicking. The only negative thing Snippet showed us was her dislike to dogs in her paddock. If the dogs venture into her paddock she will canter across the paddock to chase them out. This may soften with time.
Dakota is a very smart and sweet pony. He has been broken in and lightly ridden, is excellent to trim, worm and float. He is wonderful with all horses and has been a pleasure to have. At possibly 9hh Dakota is solid and challenged with maintaining a healthy weight. Dakota would do well in areas that are not rich pastures but still needs a paddock where feed is minimal.
Peg is a horse that has been rehabilitated by a Project Hope member several years ago. She has been living as a companion for another TB but due to the illness of her elderly carer, now needs another home. She is a good and bossy companion, and is fat and happy, so could be a good nanny for young horses.
Destiny is the foal of PHHWV Spirit and has now matured to be 2.5 years old. She is a great little paddock companion to other horses and gets along really well with both mares and geldings. She has matured into a little 10hh compact pony and is very friendly and always interested in all that people are doing.
She has quite a strong character and determined always to do her own thing which likely means that she won't be suitable as a small kids pony. However, she could be a great pony at more challenging tasks such as pulling a jinker.
She is well used to daily stabling with bigger horses and is easy to manage by an adult. She is a great lawn mower and is smart enough to stay out of trouble should she continue to be a companion pony or if someone is interested in a project harness pony. She has great welsh style movement and is not afraid of anything.
Amelda is around 10hh & is 6yrs old. Amelda is a stunning little pony who loves lots of attention & is a very intelligent little girl. Amelda is currently unbroken so she will need to go to an experienced home. Amelda bonds very well with other horses & once she gets to know you she will be your best friend. Amelda does tie easy to worm wash & is coming along nicely on the lead.
PHHWV CAPTAIN HOOK
Hook is a gorgeous Strawberry Roan mini pony approx. 10hh. He has an inquisitive nature, is attentive to humans and although he has a friendly and sociable character he has a stubborn streak until he gets to know you. He merged well with the short term carer’s herd despite being the smallest and his stubborness is probably due to his past life.
When he was surrendered he was curious and interested but dull of coat, wormy and had neglected teeth and severely neglected hooves. With time most of his problems have been resolved but his hoof handling remains a big issue, to the point of requiring sedation for farrier work.
Above all he is an intelligent lovable pony of approx. 14 years who will need an experienced home to assist with desensitising his feet issues.
PHHWV JACK SPARROW
Lovable Sparrow, another gorgeous strawberry roan pony of approx. 14 years and 11.2hh.
When he arrived he was in a severely neglected condition! Wormy, teeth needing urgent care and above all his hooves were in atrocious condition, therefore he was rather standoffish but curious.
Since his surrender he has come along in leaps and bounds merging into the short term carer’s herd and greater family with ease. Smart, intelligent, curious for contact, though he also had issues with his hoof handling, he quickly learnt the relief provided in a trim, although still needing light sedation he is starting to hold his hooves up for the farrier. He also requires further desensitisation. Due to the long neglect of his hooves and an apparent history of founder he will require another 12-18 months of corrective trimming.
Sparrow would be ideal for most families with his sweet nature and beautiful personality - even the farrier said he will miss seeing his little face. With a newborn foal in the herd both Hook and Sparrow have taken on the favourite uncle role, Sparrow in particular is never far from mare and foal.