Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Scarlett

BEHS 353 - Scarlett
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Arrived in 2009
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Spring 2019
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Paradise, TX
Date of Birth
1 October 1997
Arrived at BEHS
20 May 2009
15.2 hands

About Scarlett

Scarlett came to BEHS in 2009 as part of a large neglect case.  She was rehabilitated and adopted by her foster home, but returned a few years later when he had to cut back.  Last year she competed in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge´╗┐ and did well, but she’s a sensitive mare who needed to find the right person.  She finally found her person in 2014 and was a companion for a lonely horse until she was returned in 2018 when her adopter could no longer afford her.


Nothing is known of Scarlett’s history before she arrived at BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Scarlett has no known health or lameness problems.


Scarlett will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Erika Forstrom.  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

Scarlett’s former adopter worked with her.  He taught her to flex on the ground and give to pressure, to stand for saddling, and he rode her a few times in a saddle and rope halter.  He rode both in an arena and out in pasture.  However Scarlett had not been worked with in a while when she arrived back at the rescue.  Her foster foster home worked her through some separation anxiety issues under saddle and competed with her at the Training Challenge.

She was adopted mostly as a pet, and we don’t know if she was ridden during that time.  Her first foster home after being returned (October 2018) felt like she hadn’t been ridden in a long time.  She said Scarlett did not do well with a bit but was fine in a bitless bridle.
She said Scarlett had a lot more whoa than go, but that they were able to walk and trot in the arena in each direction. She said she was good under saddle and showed no signs of bad habits.  She’s also calm and sweet once caught and has potential for beginners.

Her current foster home says that Scarlett sets back when tied, but they’re working on this.  She rides in a sidepull and Scarlett does well in that - she doesn’t do well with a bit.  She says Scarlett prefers to walk and trot and enjoys trail rides, as opposed to ring work.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
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 Learning Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

Scarlett pulls back when tied on occasion.  She also moves around while being saddled.


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Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Sulphur Springs Police Department
District Attorney Dusty Rabe
Linda A
Christa B
Roxanne C
Steven C
Pamela D
Darla G
Gail G
David M
Denise M
Darienne O
Marianne S
Kim S
Randi S
Brad S
Kaylon S
Kathy S
Donna W
Jennifer W & Spencer W
Dante Z
Megan Z
Amy L
Kara E.
Amber K.
Amanda D.
Cheryl F.
Erika F.