Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Starlight

BEHS ID
BEHS 954 - Starlight
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$400
Location
Kopperl, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
2 February 2018
Breed
Quarter Horse
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
14.3 hands
Color
Grey
Intake Group

About Starlight

Starlight was surrounded 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.

Evaluation and Training

Starlight is a big, pretty, flea-bit gray mare She arrived in good body condition, but her hooves were terrible. In the interest of trimming them ASAP, we had the vet sedate them for the farrier when he came to administer vaccinations, draw blood for a Coggins test, and float her teeth. In subsequent trimming,Starlight stood fairly well for the farrier, although she did pull her feet away a couple of times. 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.  She’ll need an adopter who can commit to putting in time doing ground work before restarting her under saddle, or she will need a home as a companion/pet only.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Training Level
Halter 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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