Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Maybelle

BEHS 898 - Maybelle
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Adoption Fee
Huffman, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
6 May 2017
15 November 2017
Quarter Horse
14.1 hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Strip and snip
Intake Group

About Maybelle

Maybelle was removed negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by the SPCA of Texas.  She spent time with a trainer while in Bluebonnet, but her original foster home could not stop thinking about her.  She ended up adopting her to be a companion and then returned approximately a year and a half later.


Nothing is known of Maybelle’s history before she was removed from negligent owners.  While with the SPCA of Texas, Maybelle was ridden a few times but did not seem to have had any previous training.

Health / Lameness

Maybelle has no known health or lameness problems.


Maybelle will be competing under saddle in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Colleen Crawforth.  She will be available for adoption starting on October 19, 2019 at the Challenge competition during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Taylor, Texas.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.

Evaluation and Training

Maybelle is a smart horse who learns quickly.  She had a rider on her back a few times at a walk at the SPCA of Texas, and she was then transferred to Bluebonnet.  She was enrolled in the 2017 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge, but her trainer had to withdraw from the Challenge due to personal reasons, so Maybelle spent October 2017 with a trainer.  She was adopted as a companion, not ridden, and returned about 16 months later.

Maybelle is a pretty girl who is good on the ground:  you can catch her and lead her.  She stands tied and stands for the farrier.  However, Maybelle is a smart mare who does not handle time off from work well.  She has bucked in the past when she’s had time off, and she’s going to need a kind, but firm, trainer to bring her back into work.  She’s probably not ever going to be the kind of horse who can sit in a pasture for months and then be brought in and put right back to work.  Maybelle needs consistent work.

In the spring of 2019, she spent time with a trainer who worked with her on the ground.  She taught her to do tricks like bowing and said that Maybelle is a quick learner.  Because she’s had so much time off and has a history of bucking, she has spent June-October with a professional trainer to be restarted and to prepare for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. 

Maybelle’s trainer says she is an incredibly sweet, athletic mare that’s going to make the right person a VERY nice performance horse. She’s a very easy keeper, in your pocket type, loves to learn, and she tries really hard to please her human. She’s doing exceptionally well under saddle and would excel in multiple directions. Maybelle has been started as a Western Dressage prospect, is very balanced and correct in her movement, and has been working hard to have as many bells and whistles as possible. She has great lateral movement, works off of her hind end well, and is very steady for the amount of time she’s had under saddle. She’s had a rope swung off of her with no issues, and there’s no reason she wouldn’t excel as a rope/barrel/ranch prospect in the right hands. She’s done well over small jumps, is great with her leads, and has started work on her changes. Maybelle rides well in both a snaffle and a curb, is fine bareback, and has started work bridleless. At liberty she understands basic commands. She’s great for the farrier, ties, clips, bathes, loads, and will follow you around like a puppy dog.

Maybelle needs someone with very educated hands, steady seat, and correct legs who is a VERY confident rider. She feeds off of the energy of her person. She will go to the ends of the earth for someone who she trusts and can turn to for guidance and is a very chill, no nonsense girl, but she might revert back to bolting and bucking with a rider she does not trust.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
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


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