Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Vegas

BEHS ID
BEHS 1041 - Vegas
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2019
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$1200
Location
Floresville, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2012
Arrived at BEHS
20 May 2019
Breed
American Saddlebred
Grade
Paint
Registered
None
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
14.1 hands
Color
Bay
Pinto
Markings
Paint marking, one blue eye
Intake Group

About Vegas

Vegas and a herdmate were removed from negligent owners by law enforcement and placed with Bluebonnet by the courts.

History

Nothing is known of Vegas’ history before coming to Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

Vegas has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

Vegas was gelded in May 2019.

He is not registered, but his foster home believes he’s a Saddlebred cross.

Vegas worked with a trainer to prepare for the 2019 Fall Training Challenge, where they placed 4th in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division.  You can see some of their preparation and video of them competing on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

Vegas is a gorgeous, sweet boy.  He is very affectionate and loves his people.  He really enjoys grooming and baths.  He is good for fly spray, stands tied, leads, and loads. He is easy to catch and good for all ground handling. He didn’t even mind getting a bridle path trimmed with clippers. His foster home worked with him for four months to get him going well under saddle.  He was either very green under saddle or had not been ridden before she started working with him.  He is learned to be ridden around her property and over man made obstacles.  Vegas worked with a trainer to prepare for the 2019 Fall Training Challenge, where they placed 4th in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division. 

Vegas is a gaited horse and walks, performs a four-beat gait, and canters.  His canter is still rough, and he will need to learn to balance better under saddle before his canter can improve.  Vegas is still a green horse who needs a confident rider to bring him along.  He’s a hotter horse who would likely intimidate a timid or novice rider, but he’s going to be a stunning and fun horse for the right lucky adopter.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding

 

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

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