Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Rainy Day

BEHS ID
BEHS 874 - Rainy Day
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Adoption Fee
$1500
Location
Bastrop, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2011
Arrived at BEHS
4 March 2017
Breed
Appaloosa
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
13.2 hands
Color
Appaloosa
White
Markings
White with leopard spots
Intake Group
Related Horses
Moon Magic

About Rainy Day

Rainy Day was part of a large group relinquished by owner when unable to care for them.  She a very sweet mare but nervous.  She was difficult to catch, but she can now be approached in her in the stall to brush and pet.  She seems to be calming down.

History

Nothing is know of Rainy Day’s history.

Health / Lameness

She has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

Rainy Day will be competing under saddle in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Alyssa Hicks.  She 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 Alyssa Hicks on her Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

When Rainy Day arrived, she was hard to catch and very leery of humans.  Her foster home has worked with her a lot, and she’s now much easier to catch but can still be nervous with new people.  We don’t believe she’s broke to ride, but she is a great age to begin training. 

She was placed with a trainer for the Training Challenge who emphasizes positive reinforcement training.  Since Rainy Day has been so leery of humans, she knows she may not get Rainy Day started under saddle in time for the Challenge, but she’s making a positive change in her life by teaching her to trust humans and work with them - instead of to tolerate them (at best). We’re excited to see what the pair of them can do together!

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Evaluated
Professionally Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Basic Groundwork
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding

 

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

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