Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Opie

BEHS ID
BEHS 410 - Opie
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Arrived in 2015
Arrived in 2009
Available
Adoption Fee
$900
Location
Bryan, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2009
Arrived at BEHS
27 July 2009
Breed
Grade
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
14 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Markings
Blaze; left hind sock

About Opie

Opie was part of a large neglect case. He was removed in a joint effort between BEHS and law enforcement and then placed with BEHS by the courts. When Opie arrived at BEHS, he had never been handled by humans.  His foster home worked to win his trust and then worked to get him halter broke.  In the spring of 2012, he spent time with a trainer and was started under saddle.  Opie was eager to please and a quick learner, and he progressed quickly through training.  In July, he was adopted along with Blackie to be a teenager’s first horse.  They were both returned three years later when the family lost interest in horses.

Opie attended the 2016 Bluebonnet Horse Expo and was adopted at the event.  He was returned in 2018 when he did not work out at his home.

History

Nothing is known of Opie’s history.

Health / Lameness

Opie has no known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Opie was not handled at all before coming to BEHS. His foster home got him trained to lead, stand for the farrier, etc.  He spent April and May 2012 with a trainer, and they were impressed with his progress.  He can walk, trot, and canter in the arena and out on the trail.  He hasn’t bucked, and when he spooks all he does is freeze.  He’s a very sensitive and reactive horse, but the trainer thought he was very athletic.  He’s got potential as a ranch horse, trail horse, or even show horse.

Opie was adopted and returned twice, and little was done with him at both adopters.  He’s spent several months (summer and fall 2018) with trainer Jennifer Skinner to get put back to work.  She says he’s doing very well, but he’s a smart horse who will take advantage of a novice or timid rider.  He’s got great potential for an intermediate or above rider wanting a nice riding horse!

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
Professionally Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
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 Yes Bathes Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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Opie Thanks

Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Pamela D
Kim S
Tim & Carrie B.
Teresa R.
Jennifer & Spencer W.
Denise C.
Ryan S.
Janet C.
Vickie W.
Riva E.
Gaby C.