Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Soleil

BEHS 886 - Soleil
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2017
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Fee waived for approved home
Rockdale, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2010
Arrived at BEHS
25 March 2017
Quarter Horse
14.3 hands
Intake Group

About Soleil

Soleil was removed from negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by the sheriff’s department.


Nothing is known of Soleil’s history before coming to BEHS.

Health / Lameness

Soleil was diagnosed with OCD and arthrits in December of 2018.  His veterinarian advised that he be retired as a pet/companion and not used for riding.

He has no other known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Soleil’s original foster home said that he was shy with them.  He was evaluated by trainer Riva Aaron in the spring of 2017, and she said he wanted to trust his handler and be good, but he was skittish and had trust issues.  He spent about three months with trainer Benjamin Arreguin to be started under saddle for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  Because Soleil had to work through trust issues, Benjamin had him carrying a saddle and bridle and working reliably on the ground by the time of the Expo.

Soleil was diagnosed in December 2018 with OCD and arthritis.  His veterinarian advised that he not be trained to ride and instead be kept as a companion or pet. 

His current foster homes confirms that he’s sir cawittle adn, too.  He gets along great with their cattle and donkey.  He is not at all agressive with people, but he doesn’t seek out attention and often walks away from people who want to pet him.  He’s fine on his own as long as someone watches out for his basic needs.

He’s such a handsome guy that he’s going to brighten up some lucky adopter’s pasture and herd!

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)
Companion Only


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

Soleil has bucked under saddle when scared (he has only had a few rides).


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