Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Domino

BEHS 953 - Domino
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2019
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Covington, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2007
Arrived at BEHS
30 March 2019
25 April 2019
14 h hands
Chestnut / Sorrel
Star, snip, right rear pastern
Intake Group

About Domino

Domino was placed with Bluebonnet when his owner could no longer keep him. Domino turned out to be a nicely broke riding horse, and he was adopted by a family as their next family horse.  He was adopted in 2019 and returned a few months later when his young rider lost interest.


Domino’s former owner said he was a riding horse and a cow horse.

Health / Lameness

Domino has no known health or lameness problems.


He was returned in 2019 because his adopters said he did not get along with other horses and was difficult to handle.  His new foster home has not had this problem at all, but he may test a new handler/rider.

Evaluation and Training

Domino was ridden by his first foster home in the round pen with no problems.  He spent time with a trainer who rode him and said he stands well for the farrier, for grooming, for saddling and unsaddling.  He also leads well, and he loads and unloads easily.  He is also easy to catch in pasture, and he gets along well with other horses. He moves around a bit when fly sprayed, and he stands well for baths.

He stands well for mounting and dismounting from both sides.  He is ridden with a soft, fleece-covered girth due to some old scarring. 

His trainer rode him western and says that he moves out to walk and trot in both directions on verbal command but you need to also apply leg to get him into a canter.  He backs with hand and leg cues. He does better with neck reining verses direct reining and is starting to learn to give to leg pressure, walk and trots over jumps and cavalettis and barrels. He enjoys trail rides alone or with other horses, does well around cars, dogs, kids on bikes and several other items.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Trained Prior to Arrival at BEHS
Training Level
Started Under Saddle, Green Broke
Broke to Ride
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding


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

Domino sets back when tied.  His foster home (who is a trainer) is working with him on this.


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