Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Gulliver

BEHS ID
BEHS 799 - Gulliver
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2015
In Rehabilitation
Adopted
2016 Adoptions
Adoption Fee
Not yet available
Location
Caldwell, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
25 October 2015
Breed
Thoroughbred
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
16.3 hands
Color
Bay
Markings
Snip on Nose
Intake Group

About Gulliver

Gulliver was found astray and placed with Bluebonnet by animal control.  After he was rehabilitated, he went to trainer Hilary LoBue to be evaluated.  She discovered he was nicely trained to ride and he was quickly adopted in March 2017 by a pre-approved adopter who had been waiting for just the right horse.  She returned him in April 2017.

History

Nothing is known of Gulliver’s history before arriving at BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Gulliver was emaciated when he arrived, but he has recovered and has no known health issues.

He has one back hoof that is slightly crooked, but this does not appear to bother him.  He also has a crack in his hoof from an old injury at the coronary band.  This does not seem to bother him and he’s currently sound barefoot.  His farrier said he may need shoes if ridden on hard/rocky ground or worked hard - although he may still be ok barefoot or may be fine using hoof boots.

Evaluation and Training

Gulliver is a big sweet boy that is solid, quiet and friendly, gets along with mares, and is easy to catch and halter. He stands well for grooming and blanketing.  He knows how to lunge.  His foster says he’s easy to saddle and bridle. 

Gulliver went to trainer Hilary LoBue for an evaluation in February 2016.  On his first day, she said that he tied, picked up his feet, stood for grooming, stood for being tacked up and bridled easy. He did not stand still for mounting, but Hilary has worked on this and after 2-3 training sessions he’s standing still for mounting.  He may try to test a new rider at first.  He does want to move off as soon as someone is in the saddle, but that behavior is improving as well.

Hilary has ridden Gulliver at a walk, trot, and canter.  She says he steers well, backs well, and halts well.  She’s ridden him over man-made trail obstacles in the arena.  In the arena, he’s a confident horse, but when she took him out in the field and woods, he was nervous when ridden alone but more confident when he went out a second time with another horse.

He’s been ridden both English and western, but he’s definitely a more English horse.  He has a huge, ground covering trot that is hard to sit.  He has great potential in many English discplines. 

She said that Gulliver is beautiful and generally gentle. He also has a kind eye.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
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 Unknown
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Yes Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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