Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Caledonia

BEHS ID
BEHS 928 - Caledonia
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2017
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Adoption Fee
$1800
Location
Richards, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2003
Arrived at BEHS
11 September 2017
Breed
Grade
Registered
None
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14.1 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Markings
Sock on Left hind and Left fore, blaze
Intake Group
Related Horses
Trenadie

About Caledonia

Caledonia was paced with Bluebonnet after Hurricane Harvey when her owner could no longer keep her.

History

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

Health / Lameness

Caledonia has no known health or lameness problems.

Other

Caledonia will be competing under saddle in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Lauren Herr.  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

Caledonia’s former foster home feels like she has problem been ridden in the past, but it was either a long time ago, she was handled roughly, or both.  She can be very pushy on the ground – she seems to have learned how to push into people to evade.  Her foster home was working on these problems when Caledonia was picked up by a Training Challenge trainer.  Unfortunately, the trainer only got to work with Caledonia a handful of times (no fault of Caledonia’s).  She worked on her ground manners and saddling.

In October 2018, Caleodnia went to Darrell Gardner Horsemanship in Bryan, Texas for training.  Darrell says that Caledonia is a pretty nervous mare who was scared of everything when she arrived.  He spent a lot of time working with her on the ground and she’s now working through obstacles in hand and riding in an arena. 

In early 2019, Caledonia went to trainer Hilary LoBue for more training.  Hilary discovered Caledonia had a strong fear of saddles and worked with her for months to help her overcome this fear.  Hilary worked hard to establish trust with Caledonia, and now Caledonia will stand for saddling most days.  However, sometimes she will circle while being saddled.  She also move when being mounted so it is important to keep her nose tipped in. She is very nervous with a rider still. 

Right now, she’s only available to an experienced rider who is quiet, calm, and kind and would like to work through Caledonia’s issues and help her achieve her potential.  She is a cute mare and she tries so far, but she’ll need someone who can encourage her.  Rough or hasty handling will make her revert.

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 Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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