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
Manor, 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

Eli has no known health or lameness problems.


Eli was not gelded until he was twelve.  He’s been fine in one mixed herd, and in another mixed herd he tried to keep mares separated from the other geldings.  He may do better in an all gelding herd.

Eli will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with non-pro youth Alayna Fuller.  He 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

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.  She said he also slips into a four beat gait occasionally, but he would need someone familiar with gaited horses to help him gait consistently.

Eli’s Training Challenge partner has been riding him in both arenas and over trail obstacles.  She’s also started jumping him.  He’s a hot horse so he is not for a beginner or novice, but he’s got so much potential for an intermediate or above rider!


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 Yes Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

As of 8/1/2018:  Eli has bucked with his rider when pushed to work or when touched on his neck in a certain area.  He is improving with more work.


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