Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Eli

BEHS 801 - Eli
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2016
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Wallis, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2004
Arrived at BEHS
9 January 2016
American Saddlebred
15.3 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About Eli

Eli came to Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in 2016 from a neglect case. He rehabilitated well and attended the Bluebonnet Horse Expo.  He went home with a new foster home who adopted him a few weeks later.  She returned him in 2018 as he was really too much horse for her.


Nothing is known of his history before coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

In January 2019, an adopter noticed a lump on Eli’s pasterns.  She had him vetted and her diagnosed him with ringbone. He is sound but the ringbone gives him a greater chance of becoming lame as he gets older.


Eli won third place in the non-professional division of the 2018 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with youth rider Alayna Fuller.

Evaluation and Training

Eli is very friendly and likes people.  He is easy to catch, saddle, and bridle.  He stands tied quietly to be bathed and groomed.  He was with a trainer who rode him at the walk, jog, and lope.  He will also gait if ridden by someone who understands how to collect him and move him into a gait.

In 2018, Eli was enrolled in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with youth rider Alayna Fuller.  The pair rode on the trails and over obstacles.  Alayna also started jumping Eli.  Alayna has ridden Eli in an arena with over 20 horses and he did well. 

Alayna says, “He rides bitless or bited. I’ve also carried a flag on him and he doesn’t mind. He sidepasses to the mounting block or a fence so you can easily get on. He’s not a spooky horse at all. He lunges both directs w/t/c. He side passes both directions as well. He walks, trots, gaits, canters. He’ll also park out on command and he is super easy to catch in our 10 acre pasture. “

He has great potential as a trail, pleasure, or dressage horse.

Due to his ringbone, he should not be used for endurance riding, jumping, play days/gaming/barrel racing, or strenuous trail riding (such as riding in mountains or for multiple days at a time).

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
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 Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No


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