15.1hh Mare for sale with 6 Month Trial!

Price £ LWVTB
Contact Katie 07540899304
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Passport name: Gypsy
Stable name: Raya
Height: 15.1hh
Age: 14 on PP but teeth say more 10
Breed: ISH
Sex: Mare
Owner: Katie Kavanagh
Phone: 07540899304
Location: Old Weston, PE28.
Price: www.kkeeh.com
Trial: 6 months
Open to vetting: Yes
Previous owners disclosed: Yes
Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=KKEQUINEENERGYHEALING&set=a.3281459021913829
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylRELOat-iM5tO4oiWSVcw/videos

Ground work
How is the horse to;
Catch: Good in large or small paddock
Turnout: Good with mares and geldings.
Handle: Can be handled by novices but if anxious needs confident handler as needs a safe space holding.
Bath: Good with hose and bucket.
Clip: Good
Load: Can take a few minutes to pause and process but then goes straight on.
Travel: Good alone or in company
Farrier: Good
Kick: No
Bite: No
Barge: No
Pull away: No but if stressed needs boundaries setting.
Crib/windsuck: No
Weave: No
Box walk: If stressed has been known to pace but not a habit.
Notes: Used for equine interaction therapy. Very sweet and kind girl but needs a human that can make her feel safe otherwise behaviour will mirror the humans.

Lameness issues: Weaker than a ‘normal’ horse due to not being backed and ridden away properly till last year. (weight limit at 10 stone).
Previous illnesses: No
Previous injuries: No
Current condition: Good but needs more muscle
Fitness: Low
Allergies or skin conditions: No
Paces: Smooth and straight
Up to date with;
Worming: Yes
Vaccinations: No
Teeth: Yes
Back: Yes
Farrier: Yes
Notes: Has had foals in the past.

Temperament: Sweet & gentle nature.
Intelligence: Clever girl that contemplates everything
Manners: Respectful & gentle but when anxious can need firm boundaries
Affection: Loves attention, will take as much as you want to give.
Willingness to learn: Tries her hardest to please her human.
Sensitivity to environment: Sensitive horse, weather/new objects effect her but she has learnt to use mindfulness.
Sensitivity to people: Very empathic horse, chooses her people.
Willingness to trust: Cautious but once repour is built will do anything for that human.
Human reliance: Needs guidance in new or scary situations.
Horse reliance: Can mirror other horses but will listen more to her special human.
Self confidence: Building daily, but still needs to improve.
Consistent behaviour: Improving daily but is a sensitive horse.
Triggers/dislikes: Loud, bossy or moody people.
Notes: Came in as a rescue so has had a tough time in the past and needs someone that can be empathic towards her but also be a strong leader.

Bit: full cheek snaffle or 3 ring dutch gag for hacking or new activities.
Rider confidence level: Confident but not arrogant
Rider competence level: Experienced with horses that have had a tough time and are able to be 1 step ahead of her.
Backed: Mid 2019
Area of work to be improved: Canter, jumping and lateral.
Level of impulsion: Has been desensitised to learn to relax. Is a forward but not whizzy ride.
Does the horse repeatedly show any of the following behaviours:
Spooking: No but does look and ask human how to react.
Napping: No
Bucking: No
Bolting: Has had 1 experience during early rebacking where she shot under a tree when moving onto outside work, as she was still very new to the retraining. Nothing since & has been ridden by multiple people in multiple environments.
Rearing: Was sold to previous owner as novice ride however was sedated & unbacked. When they got her home they attempted to ride her resulting in her rearing and injuring rider. Not done anything like this here on with previous loaner, hundreds of videos available.
Leaping: No
Notes: Riding away in w,t,c and started popping a few jumps. Needs education continued at her pace.

Responsiveness to leg aid: Responsive but not sharp, been doing desensitisation work.
Responsiveness to hand aid: soft mouth.
Upwards transitions: Responsive but relaxed
Downwards transitions: Responsive
Contact: Loose
Correct shape: Working down nicely, beginning to work into a correct outline, however we never put pressure on to get it perfect.
Balance: Coming along nicely
Suppleness: Progressing well
Notes: We have schooled her with the foundation there for lateral work however have the ethos of ‘no rush to perfect anything’.

Enthusiasm: Unsure but very pleased once done it!
Economy: Economical but shows potential
Course height: NA
Max height: loose schooled at 1.10m
SJ: done a few jumps at apx 40cm
XC: Popped some rustics and a small log so far.

Alone: Not yet done
In company: Well behaved (only just started hacking)
In front: Needs reassurance from rider but takes lead nicely past scary objects etc.
Behind: Happy to follow
Left behind: Not tested
Racing: No
Traffic: Very good with the mid sized and fast traffic we have encountered.
Grass V road: No change
Notes: Only hacked out a handful of times so far.

History: Known history. Started life as a broodmare in Ireland. Sold to a dealer in UK. Sold to client. Raya came to us last year where she restarted her ridden education after enjoying some time to relax. We slowly started to reback her and bring her into work. During this retraining time there was only one incident. She has been ridden in walk and trot by multiple riders, ready to start advancing this in consistency and technique. She then went out on lwvtb where she was a very good girl and continued a repetition of the same training where she was well behaved (loaner happy to speak to purchaser). Unfortunately due to personal circumstances she had to come home. A new lwvtb home was found but transpired to be unsuitable so she again came home & has she has restarted work with us & been an absolute superstar.

Ideal owner: Someone confident, patient, kind & empathic, looking for a project allrounder.
Ideal yard: Quieter yard preferable with nice all year round turnout and a regular routine.
Ideal ridden life: Time to progress in her training, could make a nice low level allrounder.
Ideal rider: Gentle, confident and experienced to continue training.



Here at KK Equine we specialise in horses for sale.
We pride ourselves on our love for and success in finding the perfect match between horse and owner.
With 12 years experience selling Katie and her team understand that to truly find a horse their perfect home, we must understand the horse! This means a vigorous assessment period and training programme are implemented for all of our horses, enabling us to find an owner that fits the horses criteria!
Our belief is that it is our responsibility to speak for the horse and ensure their needs will be met in their new home, while guiding you to find the horse that is best suited to you!

We built our reputation on our love for successful match making & have had the pleasure of making some wonderful new KK family members! Through passion and dedication we have also been recognised and approved by; BETA & BHS, the recommended equestrian association as a reputable trader. Also offering: work experience placements, city and guilds NVQ training & acted as a WHW holding centre.

Here are some of the aspects that set us apart from everyone else.

- We love our horses.
This means that we want our horses to be truly happy and will always strive to ensure the. perfect home is found for each individual.

- All of our horses come with a 28 day trial as standard.
With a contract in place to cover both parties this enables you to take the horse to your yard for 28 days. This gives you that much needed reassurance that if it transpires the horse isn't for you, they will be welcomed back with open arms.
We also often have some of the more sensitive rescues available for longer trial periods.

- We always recommend multiple viewings.
Horses are sensitive animals that respond differently to a change of conditions. Therefore it is best to try horses in a wide range of settings and circumstances. We facilitate this by encouraging you to hack and school the horse multiple times before taking your new companion home.

- Very detailed adverts.
We do our best to describe the horse accurately and give you as much information as possible. We also try to give an understanding of their personality type so you can decide if they would be a suitable match to your family.

- In depth phone conversation regarding suitability.
Where possible we always try to talk to customers in depth about their needs to identify a horses suitability before even booking a viewing.

- Hundreds of pictures and videos.
We believe that to help you know if a horse is suitable you must also see it's way of going before viewing. We document and upload as much as possible for you to use to determine if the horse is suitable for you. So check out our Facebook and YouTube pages for what will most likely be hundreds of pictures and videos.

- Free guidance and Reiki.
During the time spent with us Katie and the team will endeavour to ensure that you come away from your experience having gained something. So, to do this we offer;
Free Reiki Healing which is given as standard throughout the viewing.
Guidance on how to get the best out of the horse whilst riding and handling.
On top of that you will also receive free guidance on self awareness & development!

- All of our horses are open to vetting.
Use a vet of your choice, have whatever stage you feel required. Quite simply put, it's all down to you.
We can be there to assist with the vetting for no charge.

- Deposits.

A £250 deposit is required to reserve your horse.

Deposits are non refundable unless the horse fails a veterinary inspection once we have spoken to the vet

Deposits hold the horse for 7 days in which time they must be collected or they will be placed back on the market and the deposit retained.

We encourage people to bring an instructor or knowledgeable friend that knows you and your ability with you as an extra pair of eyes and to ensure a good match. 

You are more than welcome to view the horse as many times as you feel necessary and go out on accompanied hacks before bringing them home. 

We are happy to hire out external facilities IE XC course, arena etc (at your own expense). We are also happy for you to view horses at shows & take them in a class but again this is at your own expense.

- We don't just sell to anyone!
Our horses are first and foremost our priority. We do our utmost to ensure that adequate knowledge and care is given to our horses so always require:
- 3 professional references.
- Pictures of the yard.
- Copy of identification and signed contract.
- An in depth discussion about the specific needs of the horse.

Below you can find a few pictures and information on some of the horses that we have for sale, although not all of them are advertised so please contact us directly to see if we have anything suitable.

If you feel that our business is one you would like to connect with please reach out.

Katie & team


Specific details

Breed ISH
Sex Mare
Height 15.1
Age 14
Seller Trade