Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Gus

BEHS 839 - Gus
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2016
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Spring 2019
Adoption Fee
Danbury, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2001
Arrived at BEHS
3 2016
Quarter Horse
14 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About Gus

Gus was removed from negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by the SPCA of Texas.


Gus was a stallion when he was seized, but nothing else is known of his history.

Health / Lameness

Gus has no known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Gus was not broke to ride when he arrived at Bluebonnet.  He spent a few months with a trainer to be started under saddle for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  His trainer decided not to compete as he felt that Gus was not far enough along in his training.

Gus spent several weeks with a trainer in the spring of 2018.  She got him started under saddle and said he was quiet and sweet on the ground.  Under saddle, he could be quiet lazy most of the time.  She had a problem with him bucking if she touched him behind the saddle when riding him, so he spent a month with trainer Aaron England to work through his issues.  He was doing fine when he left the England’s, and he hasn’t been ridden since then.  He’s going to need a confident rider who can bring him back to work and continue his training.  He he is still green and will need a confident rider to bring him along.  He’s a handsome guy who so badly wants a person of his own!

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Professionally Trained
Training Level
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 No Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

Gus sometimes sits back when tied.  This seems to be an ingrained behavior that trainers have not been able to overcome.


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