Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Herald

BEHS ID
BEHS 927 - Herald
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Available
Adoption Fee
$200
Location
Waller, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 1997
Arrived at BEHS
10 September 2017
Breed
Grade
Quarter Horse
Registered
None
Gender
Male
Gelding
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About Herald

Herald is one of our Hurricane Harvey Horses - he was placed with Bluebonnet by his owner who could not keep him after the hurricane.

History

Nothing is known of Herald’s history before coming to Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

Herald has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

At Herald’s first foster home, he jumped a fence when he was pastured alone.  At his current foster home, he pushed through an electric fence that was not on when he was kept alone. He prefers to be pastured with other horses.

Herald prefers to be pastured with mares.  His current foster home says, “His ideal forever home would have at least one laid back mare to be a constant companion for him.”

Evaluation and Training

Herald doesn’t seem to have had a lot of handling prior to coming to Bluebonnet.  He was very hard to catch, but he loaded and lead ok once caught.  He went to a trainer for evaluation who said he was easy to handle in a stall or small pen but was not good outside that area.  The trainer worked on his ground work skills.  His current foster home is now able to catch him in a 3 acre pasture.  He is very pushy with his foster “mom”, but he is more respectful with her teenage sons and husband and may do better adopted by a man.

Herald is learning to lounge but still needs someone with experience to work with him.  He will load in a trailer but needs someone to tap him on his rump to convince him to take the final step (his foster home is working with him).  He will load this way in both a slant load or stock trailer.

He loves to be brushed and loves attention.

His foster home says, “He is still a little spooky about certain sudden movements and new loud unknown noises.  He has walked over a tarp but is still hesitant but with reassurance will walk over it.  He does listen when told to Walk when going through gates if off lead.  Also if he is eating he has a tendency to paw at the ground or if he is upset that he is not being let out of his turn out into the pasture with the others fast enough he will paw at the gate for attention.  If I tell him “Foot down” or “No Herald” in my “MOM” voice he stops immediately. 

Uncle Herald does amazing babysitting our weanling filly.  He is very patient.  If she runs off to far from him in the pasture or just is all up in his business he will “Grumpy old man mumble” at her (its barely audible)  first and then if that doesn’t work he just gently nudges her away.”

Evaluation / Training
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 Unknown Bathes Unknown
Trims Unknown
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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