Baby Bentley’s all grown up

Handsome seven-year-old gelding Becks – known by his rehomer as Bentley – is thriving with Jane, who rehomed him when he was just a year old. Jane has done a fabulous job of building a bond with Bentley and continuing his education, including getting him backed to ride once he was old enough.

Bentley came into our care in November 2015 as a six-month-old foal together with his mum and several other horses, after their owner was struggling to care for them. Bentley’s sunny disposition soon became apparent, as did the fact that he was a very intelligent youngster who was keen to learn.

Dark bay horse curling his top lip
Bentley’s character soon shone through

By the time he was ready to rehome, it was clear that Bentley was growing rapidly and would probably mature as quite a big horse. Since he had the potential to become a ridden horse in the future, Bentley was looking for an experienced rehomer who could make sure he got regular handling as a youngster before bringing him into work when he was old enough.

Jane rehomed Bentley in 2016 and he’s thrived in her care, blossoming into a stunning young horse. She backed him to ride once he was mature enough and the pair have had lots of fun since then. Once he was more established under saddle, Bentley learned to jump and they now enjoy hacking for miles and jumping logs in the woods.

“We moved house last year and have wonderful hacking in our new area, so we’ve had a great time exploring. It’s been so rewarding rehoming a youngster, seeing Bentley learn about the world and getting to watch him develop into the fabulous horse he is today. He was 14.2hh when I got him and is now 16.1hh, so he’s grown up a lot in all ways! We’re hoping to start going for lessons again soon, with the aim of doing some cross country which I think Bentley will love. I feel really lucky to have been able to rehome him – he’s such a loving character and of course he’s very handsome too!”

Jane, Bentley’s rehomer

Could you offer a home to a youngster like Bentley? You can check out our horses and ponies who are ready to find new homes now on our rehoming site here.

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