Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Mercedes

BEHS ID
BEHS 1021 - Mercedes
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2019
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Fee waived for approved adopter
Location
Richards, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2009
Arrived at BEHS
30 January 2019
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
16 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Pinto
Markings
Blaze, pinto markings
Intake Group

About Mercedes

Mercedes was surrendered to animal control when her owners could not keep her.  Animal control placed her with Bluebonnet.

History

Nothing is known of Mercedes’ history before arriving at Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

Mercedes has a front foot that is club.  It doesn’t seem to cause her problems in pasture, but it caused lameness issues when she began training.  Because of this, she is not available for riding.  She has no other known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Mercedes was nervous and pushy when she arrived at her foster home.  Her foster said she is quickly improving with good handling.  She is going to need an experienced handler for now, though, as she is a strong horse who will push timid handlers around.  She’s epent time with trainer Lauren Herr in July 2019 to improve her ground manners.

Because her club foot causes her lamenss problems, she’s available for adoption as a pet/non-riding horse.  She MAY be able to be trained to ride and ridden lightly (mostly at a walk).  But she may go lame again even with light work.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Evaluated
Professionally Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Companion Only

 

Trailers Yes Clips Unknown
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Yes Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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