Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Maggie Mae

BEHS ID
BEHS 800 - Maggie Mae
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2016
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Adoption Fee
$1200
Location
Texas City, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2004
Arrived at BEHS
9 January 2016
Breed
Grade
Paint
Registered
None
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
15.2 hands
Color
Bay
Pinto
Intake Group

About Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae was removed from negligent owners by animal control and placed with BEHS.  In May 2016, she went to trainer Hilary LoBue for an evaluation.  Hilary found out she was well trained to ride, and she was adopted before she left the trainer’s facility in 2016.  She was returned in 2019 when her adopter could no longer keep her.

History

Maggie Mae’s history prior to coming to BEHS is unknown.

Health / Lameness

Maggie Mae has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

Maggie Mae will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro Hazel Lampton.  She 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

Maggie Mae leads and loads well.  So far, her foster home says nothing spooks her:  loud noises, sudden movements, charging/barking dogs, first view of the pasture and cows, roll-up door going up and down.  She snorts, looks closely and then either slowly moves away or goes back to doing what she was doing before the weird thing happened. 

She can be pushy when being fed, but she responds to a verbal, “NO” and “Back”.  Halters, leads, ties, trailers, lifts her feet to have her hooves picked, walks up to me in the pasture, backs up on verbal command or the lead rope, and moves away from pressure on her sides and hips.  Will do a turn on the forehand if asked to stay in the same place while moving her body sideways away from hand pressure.

In 2016, she went to a trainer who discovered she was broke to ride.  She’s spent June-October 2019 being worked with and ridden by a non-pro to prepare for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  They have ridden in parades, on trails, and in obstacle course competitions. Maggie is a gorgeous horse who does anything her Training Challenge partner asks - and does it well.  She could do anything a lucky adopter wished to do!

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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