Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Snapple

BEHS ID
BEHS 864 - Snapple
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2017
Adoption Fee
$1500
Location
Forestburg, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2012
Arrived at BEHS
11 February 2017
Breed
Arabian
Arabian Cross
Grade
Gender
Male
Gelding
Height
14 hands
Color
Bay
Markings
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.

History

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.

Other

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 they’re not working on riding in an arena. She says he’s doing great, and we’re eager for more updates!

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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