Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Snapple

BEHS 864 - Snapple
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Gainsville, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2012
Arrived at BEHS
11 February 2017
Arabian Cross
14 hands
2 hind socks, white coronet band on left front
Intake Group

About Snapple

Snapple was removed from negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by animal control.


Snapple was a stallion when he arrived at Bluebonnet, but nothing else is known of his history.

Health / Lameness

Snapple has no known health or lameness problems.


Snapple was gelded March 14, 2017.

Snapple will be competing under saddle in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Kris Henderickson.  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.

You can learn more about Kris Henderickson on her webpage.

Evaluation and Training

Snapple was halter broke when he arrived, but he was a little afraid of being caught.  He tries to be sweet, but it seems he had not had much handling before coming to Bluebonnet.

Snapple spent four months with trainer Brittany Blackburn to be started under saddle.  He did well, but he is a hot horse and needs additional training time.  Brittany gave him a very good foundation, and he tries hard to do what’s asked.  He’s a pretty moving horse with a lot of potential for someone willing to continue working with him.

He was not ridden at all from when he left Brittany’s until July 2018 when he went to his new training challenge trainer.  She started off with ground and desensitizing, and then she restarted him under saddle.  Since then, they’ve been riding in an arena and out over trail obstacles.  They’ve gone to cattle sorting/penning, they’ve tried jumping, and they’ve been to their first open horse show.  Snapple’s gaining the experience to let him excel in almost any discipline!

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 Yes
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Yes Bathes Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites Yes Rears No

Not long after arriving at this foster home, Snapple bit his handler.


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