Rehome Me: Merlyn


Merlyn arrived at HorseWorld in 2004 as his owner could no longer care for him due to ill health. He had originally been bought at auction as a frightened 6-month-old. Merlyn's previous owner spent time getting him used to being handled and loved by people, but he still had trust issues when he arrived at HorseWorld. He was too sharp to consider rehabilitating as a child’s riding pony, so went on to be rehomed as a non-ridden companion. He spent several happy years on a couple of different loan homes, but unfortunately returned to HorseWorld through no fault of his own.

Merlyn is now a lot older and more confident around people, though can still be slightly anxious of new people and new things. He is generally good to catch but may have the occasional off day where he may be slightly trickier, although this is something that we have seen far less since being with us as he is much better once he knows his handler.

He cannot live with mares, and can be unsettled in a herd. He typically prefers to be kept with just one other gelding, however currently he is happily living in a herd of geldings and believe he could achieve this again as long as he is introduced slowly and allowed time to settle in. He requires restricted grazing through the summer as he is mildly laminitic. Merlyn also suffers from equine asthma meaning he cannot have dry hay due to the dust, and must be kept on dust-free bedding if stabled.

Merlyn is a very sweet boy that is good to do in most ways, and deserves to find a loving forever home.

Suggested loan donation: £60