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
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 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.  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.

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 horse or hunter/jumper with additional training.  He also has the build and naturally upright carriage to be a nice dressage horse with training.

Alayna was able to participate with Eli in a gaited horse clinic at the Bluebonnet Horse Expo with clinician Jimmy Brown.  She learned how to get Eli gaiting!

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

When Eli was beginning his Training Challenge training, he bucked with his rider when pushed to work.  As of November 2018, he has not bucked in several months.


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