Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Mika

BEHS ID
BEHS 345 - Mika
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2009
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Spring 2019
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$1000
Location
Texas City, Texas
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
12 March 2009
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14.3 - 15 hands hands
Color
Grey
Markings
Star

About Mika

Mika was removed from negligent owners by law enforcement and placed with BEHS by the courts.  Mika was adopted after the 2011 Bluebonnet Horse Expo but returned in 2013 because she was too green for her adopters to handle.

Splish Splash, Dulce, and Mika were all adopted by the Whitaker family! These girls all came to BEHS a few years ago from separate neglect cases. They were adopted previously but recently returned. The Whitaker family offered to foster them, but they quickly decided to go ahead and give the girls a home! She was returned in 2019 through no fault of hers.

History

Mika was not handled before coming to BEHS.  While at BEHS, she received handling and training.  She was adopted in 2011 and returned in 2013 because she was too much horse for her adopters.

Health / Lameness

Mika has a scar on her left front knee. It does not seem to bother her, and she has no known health issues.

Other

Mika will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Hazel Lampton.  She will be available for adoption starting on May 4, 2019 at the Challenge competition during the Bluebonnet Horse HelpAHorse Show and Training Challenge in Sanger, Texas.


You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

When Mika came to BEHS, she was not halter broke and had not been handled. She received little handling at her foster home until she moved to a new foster home in March 2011. When she arrived at that foster home, she was leery of new people and easily startled/spooked. She spent the month of July 2011 with a professional trainer who spent a lot of time desensitizing her to sudden movements and new sights. He also started her under saddle. He said she didn’t really like arena work and avoided contact with the bit, but he said she was a star on the trail. She went through or over anything he pointed her at and he feels she could be an excellent trail horse even for a fairly new rider as long as the rider was confident. 

Her second adopter said that both her daughter and grand daughter rode Mika and she did well.  She hasn’t been ridden in a while so she could use a refresher.  She is very athletic and brave, but she’s not very trusting.  She does love treats and works hard for them!

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
Professionally Trained
Training Level
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 No
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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Mika Thanks

Cassie A.
Leon & Jackie E.
Cindie M.
Amy L.
Laurie O.
Jennifer & Spencer W.
Pippa H.
Vickie W
Hazel R.