Meet Lady Bel
- BEHS ID
- BEHS 500 - Lady Bel
- Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2010
- Adoption Fee
- Fee waived for approved adopter
- Austin, TX
- Date of Birth
- 1 January 1985
- Arrived at BEHS
- 19 September 2010
- Intake Group
- Related News/Events
- Drought taking a toll on the state’s horse population - WFAA TV (Dallas)
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.
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
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