Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Hickory

BEHS ID
BEHS 406 - Hickory
Status
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2012
Adopted
2012 Adoptions
Date of Birth
1 January 2005
Arrived at BEHS
18 July 2009
Adopted
20 October 2012
Breed
Grade
Mustang
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
14.2 hands
Color
Bay
Markings
None

Hickory was seized from a neglectful owner along with several other horses.  When he arrived, he was not halter broke and was very scared of people:  he would kick and strike if cornered.  He went to a trainer who got him halter broke, but even after that he was still difficult to handle.  In 2012, a trainer offered to compete with him in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  He made a complete turn-around with his trainer and placed 1st in the Professional division.  His trainer formed a great bond with him during the training and decided to adopt him and use him for training demonstrations during clinics.  Hickory will eventually become the trainer’s kids’ horse, too!

Images

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Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRX0DFRFnos&feature=youtu.be

Hickory preparing for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPp_QVDwafc

Hickory and Michael in the 2012 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge