Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Tippy

BEHS 197 - Tippy
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2007
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2013
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Florence, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 1999
Arrived at BEHS
19 July 2007
14.2 hands

About Tippy

Tippy came to BEHS in 2007 as part of a neglect case involving a couple of agencies in Arkansas. She was adopted and returned in 2012 due to no fault of hers. She moved into a new foster home in 2013 and the family fell in love with her. They were supposed to compete in the 2013 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge but her foster home couldn’t stand the thought of letting Tippy go and decided to adopt her instead!  She returned her in 2019 due to no fault of Tippy’s.  Tippy was placed in an experienced foster home who has adopted another horse and a donkey from Bluebonnet.  She adopted her a few months later, but returned her in September of 2019.


Nothing is known of Tippy’s history.

Health / Lameness

Tippy has no known health/lameness problems.  She does have several scars on her body, but they do not seem to bother her.

Evaluation and Training

Tippy was ridden by her former adopters and did best when ridden with other horses.  She spent a couple of weeks with a trainer in January 2013 to be evaluated and to learn to better give to pressure and work with people.  Her next adopter used her mostly as a lead line pony and said Tippy loved carrying her grankids around!  She is very gentle and sweet.

She says Tippy also does well with an adult, as long as the adult is firm.  She has been ridden by novice riders, too, and done well.  She is easy to catch, loves to be groomed and loves attention. Take a look at her ground manners in the video link at the bottom of the page.

Since Tippy hadn’t been ridden in quite some time, she was evaluated in November 2019.  The trainer said Tippy saddles and bridles well but probably never much training beyond the very basics.  She doesn’t know a lot so should be considered very green.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
Training Level
Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
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 Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

Tippy is food aggressive and small animals need to be kept away from her at feeding time.  Tippy does not tie well alone.  She will set back if other horses are not tied nearby.


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Eugene R.
Tina S.
Kenna G. and family
Jennifer Bushnok, DVM
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Erika F.
Brandy F.
Denise C.
Vickie W.
Cindy F.