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
Leander, 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 has no known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Soleil’s former 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.

Since Soleil did not get far under saddle, he is enrolled in the 2018 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with a new trainer this year. She’s spent a lot of time working to desensitize him on the ground and has been riding him in a round pen.

Soliel is still very green.  He’s only had a handful of rides in a round pen – and he’s not the type of horse who can sit in pasture for months with no work and then go right back to work. He’s going to need an adopter who plans to ride regularly for now and can finish his training.  (At some point, he may be that horse who can have months off with no side effects!)

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 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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