Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet KitKat

BEHS ID
BEHS 955 - KitKat
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
Adoption fee: $300
Location
Kopperl, TX
Date of Birth
1 November 2016
Arrived at BEHS
2 February 2018
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
13.3 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Intake Group

About KitKat

KitKat’s owner surrendered her and Starlight subsequent to Hurricane Harvey because she could no longer care for them.

History

KitKat did not appear to have much handling before coming to Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

KitKat has no known health or lamenss problems.

Evaluation and Training

KitKat is a cute, sweet filly with lots of potential.  Upon arrival, it appeared she had no training, and her owner had indicated she was difficult to catch.  Also, she showed some aggression (biting and kicking).  KitKat came around in a matter of days, however, so it appears she had been reacting out of fear and nervousness. This filly is now easy to catch and halter – trotting up from the pasture to greet her fosterer and receive a treat.  She leads well and has loaded in a stock trailer. KitKat’s hooves were in terrible shape when she arrived, so she was sedated for the first trim. She is now practicing giving her feet, but she is far from standing well for the farrier.  This filly is somewhat insecure and frets when separated from Starlight, but she is improving with each separation. With consistent handling and training KitKat could excel in a number of disciplines.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster 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 Learning Bathes Unknown
Trims Learning
Bucks No Kicks Yes
Bites Yes Rears No

When KitKat first arrived, she bit and kicked.  It appears that was out of fear and insecurity, though, and she has stopped doing both.

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