Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet East Texas Rosie

BEHS 1069 - East Texas Rosie
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2019
In Rehabilitation
Adoption Fee
Not yet available
Weimar, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2011
Arrived at BEHS
24 August 2019
Quarter Horse
14 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Star, stripe, snip upper & lower lip, half-stockings both back legs, white pastern front right, white coronet front left.
Intake Group

About East Texas Rosie

East Texas Rosie was removed from negligent owners in a cooperative effort between Safe Haven Equine Rescue, The Humane Society of the US, and the Camp county sheriff’s department.  She was then placed with Bluebonnet.


Rosie came from a horse rescue who bought horses at auction and from “kill pens” but was then shut down for neglecting the horses.  She likely was sold at auction at some point, but we don’t know anything else about her history.

Health / Lameness

She has no known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Rosie was evaluated by a trainer in October of 2019.  He said she is easy to catch and halter but she needs some work on not being pushy and respecting space. She stood fairly still while being groomed once she understood that was what was being asked of her.  She picked up her front hooves well but will still need some work on standing still when asking her to pick up her hind hooves.

It appears Rosie may have been ridden in the past but she was either not well trained or was ridden by someone inexperienced that caused her to become dull to cues.  She accepted a rider without a saddle and moved around fine.  She accepted being saddled without issue but she became scared when he attempted to ride her.  The white hair on the top of her wither may be an indicator of a poor saddle fit previously.  This may be the reason for her apprehension.

Rosie will need to be restarted under saddle.  She will need to be given the time to build her top line back up through regular exercise and by progressively adding the weight of a saddle.  By going through the motions of everyday grooming and ground work she will learn trust and respect.  Once she has built her back muscles so we know there is not soreness under saddle, and she has become comfortable with all the scary things that can trigger her, then getting on her will become less stressful for her and her training under saddle can move forward.

Rosie is a nice mare and once she has completed her rehabilitation and retraining she will be a the perfect horse for a lighter weight rider.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding


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


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