Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Red

BEHS ID
BEHS 694 - Red
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2019
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Adoption Fee
$1200
Location
Liberty Hill, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2004
Arrived at BEHS
2 March 2019
Breed
Grade
Quarter Horse
Registered
None
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
14 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About Red

Red was found estray.  Animal control located his owners, but they did not want him back so animal control placed him with BEHS. Red attended the 2014 Bluebonnet Horse Expo and was adopted at the event.  He was returned in 2019.

History

Nothing is known of Red’s history prior to coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Red’s former adopter returned him because she said he had bouts of recurrent uveitis.  He has been with us several months yet and we have not seen any signs of uveitis. 

Red’s foster home says he is starting to develop some arthritis.  She currently has him on Adequan to help lubricate his joints.  She says it has helped a lot but there are still days where he appears to be sore.

Other

Red will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Elizabeth Richardson.  He will be available for adoption starting on October 19, 2019 at the Challenge competition during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Taylor, Texas.


You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

Red’s foster home taught him to respect her space, walk, stop, and back on the lead rope. He then spent July – October 2018 with trainers Jere and Jereny Johnson.  They worked with him on the ground and under saddle.  They felt that he made have been ridden in the past but was only taught to GO.  They’ve worked to teach him to walk, jog, and lope and maintain a slower speed and collection.  He’s been worked in an arena and over trail obstacles, and he’s been out on several trail rides. 

He was then adopted and his adopter trail rode him often, rode him in horsemanship clinics, and even worked cattle on him.  In 2019, he was returned and then put in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  His Training Challenge partner has ridden him on trails and over obstacles as well as in an arena.  Red is not a beginner horse nor a good candidate for kids as he is aware of his strength and can take advantage of small or timid riders.  He would be best suited to a home that just wants a horse to ride around on, do some obstacle courses or trail rides.

Evaluation / Training
Professionally Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
Broke to Ride
Specialized or Advanced Training Under Saddle
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 Yes Rears No

He has nipped at his foster home a few times.  She was able to block him and not get bitten, but he’ll need a handler who keeps an eye on him and is consistent with him.

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