Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Starlight

BEHS ID
BEHS 954 - Starlight
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2018
Adoption Fee
$1800
Location
Sulphur Bluff, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
2 February 2018
Breed
Grade
Quarter Horse
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14.3 hands
Color
Grey
Intake Group

About Starlight

Starlight was surrendered to Bluebonnet when her owner had difficulty recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

History

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

Health / Lameness

Starlight has no known health or lameness problems.

Starlight does have a bump on her left leg, but her veterinarian examined it and said it was not a problem/not a lameness concern.

Starlight has thin soles, thinner on the left hoof. Her veterinarian said that she would be OK for riding on soft footing, but for hard surfaces or intense training, she would require a wide-web shoe with pads and possibly Bute on occasion.  She has never been lame in pasture while with Bluebonnet.

Other

Starlight will be competing under saddle in the professional division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Shannon Lucas.  He 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

Starlight is a big, pretty, flea-bit gray mare. Built like a brick house, this mare is big boned, with a deep heart girth, well-defined withers, and a butt that would put Kim Kardashian to shame.  Steady in temperament, she gets along with geldings and other mares of all age groups.  Starlight was reported to be skittish and hard to catch, but she came around with consistent handling.  She is now easy to halter and lead, plus she has been tied with herd mates.  The mare’s ground manners are good, and she respects a handler’s personal space.

Trainer Aaron England evaluated her in May 2018.  It does not appear she is broke to ride or was started poorly and will need to be restarted.  At the evaluation, if Aaron put a lot of pressure on her, she would rear out of nervousness/fear. 

Starlight went to trainer Benjamin Arreguin to be started under saddle for the spring 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. Unfortunately, she suffered a freak injury and had to pull out of the Challenge.  She’s now enrolled in the fall 2019 Challenge and being trained to ride for the competition.

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 Learning
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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