Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Merlot

BEHS 597 - Merlot
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Adoption Fee
Lexington, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
19 November 2011
14 hands

About Merlot

Merlot and several other horses were removed from negligent owners by law enforcement and placed with BEHS.  Merlot was with Bluebonnet for several years and passed through several foster homes, In 2015, she attended the Bluebonnet Horse Expo and went home with a new foster.  That foster decided pretty quickly that she was going to adopt Merlot and make her her new riding horse. She returned her in 2018 when she was moving out of state.


Merlot’s history before coming to BEHS is unknown.

Health / Lameness

Merlot has no known health or lameness problems.


Merlot is entered in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge and will not be available for adoption until the Challenge on October 20.

Evaluation and Training

Merlot is halter broke, leads and loads well.  She also stands well for the farrier, grooming, and fly spraying.  She stands for saddling and bridling and lets a rider mount.  She’s also easy to catch and seems to enjoy attention.  She is broke to ride, and she has been by a novice at a walk and trot.  She needs work to develop a better canter, but she’s got great potential as a trail horse or pleasure horse. 

She was adopted in 2015 and returned in April 2018.  She was not ridden during that time, so she’ll need a refresher course if she is to be ridden a noyice or less experienced rider.  She has been ridden by both a novice and a teen in the past and did well at the walk and trot.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Evaluated
Training Level
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 Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No


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Merlot Thanks

Collin County Animal Control
Lisa M.
Jennifer & Spencer W.
Denise C.
Donna B.
Lorna R.
Denise C.
Pam B.
Erika F.
Bobby C.