Meet Cisco Kid
- BEHS ID
- BEHS 502 - Cisco Kid
- Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2014
- Adoption Fee
- Brookshire, TX
- Date of Birth
- 1 January 2008
- Arrived at BEHS
- 1 October 2010
About Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid was found wandering estray in Nueces County. He was then placed with BEHS by the county. He was adopted and then returned in December 2012.
Cisco Kid appears to have had no handling before coming to BEHS.
Health / Lameness
He has no known health problems. He has limited vision in one eye, but he has adjusted. He does best with a fly mask in the summer, otherwise he tends to get puffy eyes.
In the summer of 2015, he was diagnosed with Fibrotic Myopathy in one back leg. This is likely caused by old scar tissue and results in a ‘hitch’ in his step. The veterinarian says he is sound for riding but will always have a little hitch in his step.
Cisco Kid’s first reaction when approached it to back away. However, but he relaxes and stands if spoken to quietly and touched.
Evaluation and Training
Cisco Kid wasn’t handled much before coming to BEHS, so he’s leery of new people. He’s also blind in one eye and can be a little spooky on that side. He went to a trainer for two months in the spring of 2013 who taught him ground manners and started him under saddle.
Cisco Kid went to training with Hilary LoBue in mid-October 2015. She says he has stood fine to be saddled and bridled. They rode in the arena at a walk, trot, and canter and went out on a few trail rides. She said he did spook once, but it was a very mild jump and he went right back to work. His current foster home is riding him at a walk, trot, and canter and says he’s doing well. She says he’s a sweet horse that someone will really enjoy.
Cisco Kid is still green, so he’s going to need a rider who can continue his training. Hilary believes that with consistent riding and handling, he could become a novice horse because of his kind and willing attitude.
- Evaluation / Training
- Professionally Trained
- Training Level
- Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
- Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
- Unrestricted riding
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