Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Prairie Rose

BEHS 822 - Prairie Rose
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2016
Adoption Fee
Gatesville, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2013
Arrived at BEHS
16 July 2016
14 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About Prairie Rose

Prairie Rose was seized after being abandoned and neglected.  She was placed with BEHS by the courts.


Nothing is known of Prairie Rose’s history before coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Prairie Rose has a malformed eye.  Her veterinarian believes she was born with the eye problem or that her eye was injured shortly after birth.  She appears to have no vision on that side, but it does not appear to bother her.

Evaluation and Training

Rosie halters; walks up to her foster home in the pasture; leads; longes both ways at the walk, trot and canter; stands tied; stands for the farrier; accepts fly spray; wears a fly mask; isn’t afraid of barking dogs.  She is curious about everything and very social with animals and people.  When longeing, she is less comfortable going clockwise (with her blind side toward the handler).  She is completely adapted to having only her left-side eye and doesn’t spook when approached or handled on her blind side, but she doesn’t always judge narrow spaces well.

She was enrolled in the 2017 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge but her trainer had to withdraw.  The trainer was able to start riding her before withdrawing, but she did not get much past a walk or trot.  She’s spending 3 weeks with a trainer (October 2017) to work on steering, stopping, and moving out at a trot and canter.

Evaluation / Training
Professionally Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding


Trailers Yes Clips Unknown
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Unknown Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No


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