Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Nickers

BEHS ID
BEHS 071 - Nickers
Status
Adopted
2006 Adoptions
Rainbow Bridge
2006 Rainbow Bridge
Date of Birth
1 January 1980
Arrived at BEHS
23 January 2006
Adopted
25 April 2006
Rainbow Bridge
3 December 2006
Breed
Thoroughbred
Registered
Yes
Gender
Male
Gelding
Color
Bay
Intake Group
None

Nickers was removed from a negligent owner and placed with BEHS in 2006. A volunteer had received a complaint of a starving horse, and when she and the sheriff’s deputy arrived, they were appalled. He was several hundred pounds underweight at the time and very weak.

Slowly he gained weight and became a gorgeous horse. He has a lip tattoo, so we know he was in race training but the tattoo is hard to read so we are unsure of his registered name. Nickers was broke to ride but he was adopted by his foster family after they fell in love with him. Nicker’s foster “mom” adopted him as a gift for her husband - a very special gift.

Unfortunately Nickers’ stay with them was only a few short months. He was euthanized on December 3, 2006 because of severe founder and degenerative bone disease in both front legs. His family misses him terribly.

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