Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Amora

BEHS 796 - Amora
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2015
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2017
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Iola, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2000
Arrived at BEHS
26 September 2015
Grade gaited pony
13 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Liver Chestnut
Intake Group
Related Horses
Cody B Cool

About Amora

She and several herdmates were removed from negligent owners by animal control and placed with BEHS.


She was supposed a trail horse before coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

No known health or lameness problems.


Amora is a gaited pony.

Amora will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Torri Whitaker.
She will be available for adoption starting on October 21, 2017 at the Challenge competition during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Austin, Texas.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

Amora is a gorgeous pony with her chocolate color and thick, flaxen mane and tail.  She is basically a sweet mare, who has never kicked nor laid back her ears.  She can be nervous around people, however, and difficult to catch outside a small pen.  Once caught, however, her ground manners are good.  The mare can be touched all over, tied, easily led, and loaded in a stock trailer. Initially, Amora was leery of the farrier, but she has improved when trimmed.  Similarly, at first she was very difficult when vaccinated by a vet; the second time he remarked she was more relaxed.

Amora spent month of October (2016) with a trainer to be evaluated.  The trainer said she was very nervous and flighty on the ground.  She excelled under saddle, though!  The trainer felt she was fairly well broke to ride and stated that Amora willingly did whatever asked.  She did great in the arena, where she went over man-made trail obstacles. On the trail Amora rode very well, and the trainer was impressed by how easily she left the barn.  She preferred to pace over walking, and her slow pace was very smooth.  Amora did spook, nonetheless, when asked to stop on the trail. 

Because Amora is pony-sized, she requires a small rider.  The trainer felt that with an experienced and confident rider she would blossom.     

Amora is spending four months preparing to compete in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  Her foster home is working with her in hand.  Her foster home says Amora seems to trust and like her child better than any adults.  Although she is definitely not a horse for a novice child rider, she may be ok with a more experience child. 

Amora has not been ridden in nearly a year, although she has been saddled and worked with on the ground, she will need a few refresher rides when adopted.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
BEHS Foster Trained
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
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 Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

Amora can be difficult to catch in a large pasture but can be caught in a smaller space (paddock/stall).


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