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....
Axel is a nine year old 15.3 h standard bred, probably never raced. He loves the company of other horses and people is easy to catch, good to float and well behaved for dentist and farrier and keeps weight on easily.
Axel has only one eye and can be a little nervous on his blind side, he has also had past injury to his mouth and is missing a few teeth so will need regular visits by the dentist, because of these problems this friendly fellow will most likely be a paddock pal and not a riding prospect.
It is with a heavy heart that Fergie is looking for a new long term home. Fergie is a 10 year old 16.2hh bay thoroughbred mare who has been with her current carer for approximately 2 years. She is a very lovable and kind horse, who is only being offered again as her long term carer does not have the confidence with such a big horse after having a 7 year break from riding.
Fergie would make a fantastic horse for someone who is experienced, confident and wants a horse to continue on her education as she is still quite green. She is not nasty in any way; she loves a cuddle and a brush (no need to tie her up for this as she will come to you!) and would make someone a great all-rounder. She lunges, has done some natural horsemanship training, is currently being lightly ridden, is good to have her feet trimmed and can be rugged/unrugged standing in the middle of the paddock without needing to be tied up. The ideal home for Fergie would be one where she is not alone – she likes companionship – and where she will have a kind, but firm rider. I can see this girl going far in the right hands. Please contact Noelle for further details on 0427 002269.
Kate is a 14.2hh 7year old Welsh/Arab X mare. She was educated for riding but has only been to a couple of events, proving too green for the leasee’s daughters to ride. She will need a rider who is experienced enough and committed to working with a green horse through the first few months, in order to gain a riding horse that will take them on for many years.
Rosie is a 15hh TB chestnut mare who is 10 years old. She is educated for riding but was until recently kept with little handling in a larger herd. Hence she is green and needs a competent rider initially as she needs to be reassured. Whatever it is, she quickly gets used to whatever she is faced with. Rosie has just completed several weeks of riding assessment and training.
She has accepted a huge number of changes in a few weeks, and has a sweet nature that indicates that once she is accustomed to being a riding horse, she will be a great for trails or light riding. Due to an old injury above her front knee, we would not lease her for jumping. She is just waiting to find a home where she can find someone who she can belong to. We expect that with a few months of experienced and regular work, she will become your most valued quiet riding horse.
Torry is an 11yr old, 16.2 hh brown TB mare. She is available as she was not able to stand up to more intensive training with her former carer. She has been lunged, ridden quietly a couple of times with no sign of lameness reported under more intensive work, and checked by a myotherapist. It appears that she is able to do light riding. She has a lovely personality and is extremely easy to handle. She is a dominant mare, but I have only seen her give the other horses the evil eye, no real aggression is evident.
She would be a lovely horse for someone who does not want to compete but is keen to spend time with a horse that has much love to give. She is always the first horse to come up to you, always wanting to see what you are doing and follows you around like a puppy. She is currently in Kilmore. For more information, please contact Noelle on 0427 002 269.
Willow is a 5yo paint mare who came into Project Hope care after alleged neglect. She had been kept for breeding despite having bowed front legs. She would run up to be near people, but when close was scared of human contact, easily frightened.
Jillian spent 6 months handling Willow. Willow now takes time to trust you, but after this she is happy to be brushed, front feet picked up, and to be haltered and handled. She still does not like to go off on her own from the herd.
Willow likes people and runs up to people she knows. She is looking to spend more time as a companion horse meeting new people, learning to be more relaxed and enjoying humans.