Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Karma

BEHS ID
BEHS 867 - Karma
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$500
Location
Caldwell, TX
Date of Birth
0
Arrived at BEHS
11 February 2017
Breed
Grade
Registered
None
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
13.3 hands
Color
Bay

About Karma

Karma was removed from negligent owners by law enforcement and placed with Bluebonnet by animal control.

History

Nothing is known of Karma’s history before she came to Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

Karma has no known health or lameness issues.

Evaluation and Training

Karma spent a month with a trainer in May 2017.  It appears that she was ridden before coming to the rescue, but there were many holes in her training.  Hilary restarted her under saddle and said she did well under saddle.  She’s been ridden in an arena and over trail obstacles, and she has been ridden at a walk, trot, and canter.  She’s still green, but she does learn quickly.

Karma is NOT for a child or beginner at this time.  When she arrived at Bluebonnet, she was very defensive any time someone touched her back or approached her hindquarters.  She would pin her ears and cow kick.  She improved while at her first trainer, but she had an incident where she kicked at Hilary with both back legs.  When handling her on the ground, it is best to keep her nose tipped towards you (which makes it harder for her to kick). 

She went to a second trainer in August 2017 for more desensitization an work on her kicking issues.  She did not kick while at that trainer’s facility, but she may test new or less confident handlers with kicking and will need a confident, experienced handler.

Evaluation / Training
Training Level
Halter Broke
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding

 

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

When she arrived at Bluebonnet, she was very defensive any time someone touched her back or approached her hindquarters.  She would pin her ears and cow kick.  While in training in May 2017, she “double barrel” kicked at the trainer once.  She spent time with a second trainer in August 2017 and did not kick at all.  She will likely test new or timid handlers.

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