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Meet Buck

Buck is a Stockhorse X, gelding who is approximately 25 years of age. He is a lovely buckskin colouring, which has a dappled pattern when his summer coat comes through. Buck was surrendered to DCH after his owner no longer had time to keep up his work and care. Before coming into care, Buck hadn't been ridden or worked for a number of years, however when he was in work, he was competing at a high level in showjumping, and had been used as a pony club horse for an experienced rider.
Since coming into care, Buck has been back in light work and has been saddled and ridden without fault. Buck would suit an intermediate-advanced rider, someone who is experienced in bringing horses back into work safely. Under saddle Buck has been very quiet and well-behaved, however there hasn't been much opportunity to explore this further. Buck is walked out and lunged almost daily. Whilst mostly well-behaved on the lunge, he has a tendency to get bored and can pigroot quite impressively. However, none of this behaviour has been shown under saddle.
Buck has good ground manners, he is not a flighty horse. He has had experience with children around him and is very gentle and aware of them. Buck had a large mouth ulcer due to being overdue for the dentist. This has resulted in Buck being mouth shy, so worming is difficult and it is likely he will continue to require sedation for the dentist. Despite this, Buck is perfect to place a bridle on and gladly opens his mouth.
Buck has a goitre just behind his jaw bone, this has been confirmed by a vet that it is non-functional and does not need to be treated/removed. He has soft feet, so would need somewhere where he can get out of the rain and wet ground.
Buck would be suited to an experienced home. Whilst he is older, he is still an incredible horse. Only serious enquiries will be taken forward.

Buck has been in foster care since 26 April 2020, for 4 months

  • Stockhorse X
  • gelding
  • 01 August 1995
  • 25 years and 1 month
  • Buckskin
  • 15.1hh
  • $700
  • Austral
  • 26 April 2020

Would you like to adopt Buck?

NSW Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000023

To find out more information about Buck, or to organise to see them, please contact their foster carer above. Alternatively use our contact form

Our animals are rescued from various pounds and shelters and placed in Foster Care until a permanent home can be found. Our Foster Carers are located throughout Sydney, Australia.


Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

Also have a look at our Horses in Care pages for more horses available for adoption.

Last updated: 31 August 2020