Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Jenkins

BEHS ID
BEHS 790 - Jenkins
Status
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Adoption Fee
$700
Location
Taylor, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2003
Arrived at BEHS
30 July 2015
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14.2 hands
Color
Grey
Intake Group

About Jenkins

Jenkins and her herdmates were removed from negligent owners and placed with BEHS.  She was very food aggressive when she arrived, but her foster home worked with her and she began to calm down once she realized she would get a regular meal.  Jenkins turned out to be broke to ride, and her foster home adopted her for her granddaughter to ride in July 2016.  She returned Jenkins when she had to move out of state (2018).

History

Nothing is known of her history prior to coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Jenkins has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

Jenkins is a very dominant horse with other horses, and she’s currently food aggressive.  (Starved horses often become very protective of their food.  This may fade over time, but some formerly starved horses are always very protective of their food and will kick and bite other horses who approach while they’re eating).  Her foster home says caution should be taken when feeding her with other horses present. She has settled down as she has gotten to know her herd mates but she still likes to remind them who is boss. Does not try to make contact, but likes to “kick up her heels” around them once turned out.

Jenkins chases dogs, and she should not be adopted by someone who lets their dogs in the pasture or wants to ride with loose dogs.

Jenkins will be competing in hand in the Non-Pro In Hand division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with youth non-pro Makayla Chapman. She will be available for adoption starting on October 20, 2018 at the Challenge competition during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Austin, Texas.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

Jenkins leads, loads, tries, trims, clips, bathes and catches easily.  She is very sweet with people.  You can be in the stall with her at feeding time and pick up all her feet, spray for flies, groom, etc.  She stands for saddling & lunges, and it appears that she has had lots of handling in a former life.

Jenkins was ridden by her adopter and her adopter’s granddaughter in clinics, in arenas, and on trails.  She is well broke to ride, but she is also an older mare who doesn’t always listen to a timid or beginner rider.  She will do best with either someone wanting to mostly walk and trot or to a more experienced rider who can work with her on obstacles.  She is well behaved in hand and has also been used for leadline with younger kids.

Evaluation / Training
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
Training Level
Broke to Ride
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding

 

Trailers Yes Clips Yes
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Yes Bathes Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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