Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Lady Bel

BEHS ID
BEHS 500 - Lady Bel
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2010
Available
Adoption Fee
Fee waived for approved adopter
Location
Austin, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 1985
Arrived at BEHS
19 September 2010
Breed
Appaloosa
Grade
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14 hands hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Markings
Blaze

About Lady Bel

Lady Bel was placed with BEHS after her owner was reported for neglect.  She gained weight and recovered, and she turned out to be a nice riding horse.  She was adopted in 2012 by a person who works in an equine-assisted therapy program.  Lady Bel will be helping kids who need her!  She did great work while with the therapy program, but they closed their doors in 2015 and Lady Bel came back to BEHS.

History

Nothing is known of Lady Bel’s history.

Health / Lameness

Lady Bel was diagnosed with Cushings in October 2015 and is on Prascend, which costs $60 a month.  She’s also arthritic and is on Previcox and Lubrisyn, which costs $40 a month.  Her soles are very thin, so if she is on hard/rocky ground or is going to be ridden, she is more comfortable with front shoes.

Evaluation and Training

Lady Bel is a sweet old mare who was probably well-trained at one time.  She’s great to handle on the ground, and she would be a wonderful pet.  She would also enjoy being a companion to a lonely horse.

With front shoes, she can be ridden occasionally or used as a lead line horse.  Her foster home says she’s very easy to saddle, bridle, and mount.  Lady Bel’s steering is very rusty but she’s very quiet and easy going.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Evaluated
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
Training Level
Broke to Ride
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Companion Only / Light 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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