Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Antonio

BEHS 700 - Antonio
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2013
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2015
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2014
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Florence, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2013
Arrived at BEHS
24 August 2013
13,2 hands

About Antonio

Antonio was removed from negligent owners and placed with BEHS by animal control. Antonio competed in the In Hand division of the 2014 and 2015 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenges.  He was adopted in 2016 by someone who met him at the 2016 Bluebonnet Horse Expo and then returned in 2019 when his children stopped riding.


Nothing is known of Antonio’s history before coming to BEHS, but it appears he was not handled much.

Health / Lameness

Antonio has no known health or lameness problems.


Antonio will be competing in hand in the Non-Pro In Hand 12 and Under division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Isabelle Birkholz.  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

Antonio hadn’t been handled much when he arrived at BEHS, but his foster home has taught him to be caught and haltered, to lead, and to stand for the farrier. He competed in hand in the 2014 and 2015 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenges.  He was trained to navigate obstacles in hand for the competition.

He was adopted and started under saddle by his adopters.  He was ridden mostly for pleasure.  His adopters rode him in parades - even night parades with lights on him!  They took him on several several trail rides and over obstacle courses as well.  They also took him to many 4-H events and a stock horse clinic.  Antonio’s adopters returned him due to no fault of his own. 

Antonio is not always trusting with adults, but he’s been good with kids in multiple homes.  To take a look at the video of him working with his young trainer click here.  He’s got a lot of potential to make an awesome little pony for some lucky kid!

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
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 Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No


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