Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Skeeter

BEHS ID
BEHS 974 - Skeeter
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge - Fall 2019
Available
Adoption Fee
$600
Date of Birth
1 January 2012
Arrived at BEHS
29 April 2018
Breed
Arabian
Arabian Cross
Registered
None
Gender
Male
Gelding
Color
Bay
Intake Group

About Skeeter

Skeeter’s owners surrendered him to Bluebonnet when they were investigated for neglect. They said they had not owned him long, and they could not catch him (they tried to rope him when Bluebonnet arrived to pick him up and then chased him with ropes).  He did allow a quiet volunteer to approach him, catch him, lead him and load him.

Skeeter is a sensitive horse who can be reactive but he is also very smart so he catches on to things quickly.  He needs an adopter who enjoys working with hotter, and very sensitive horses.  He will make a great horse for the right person.

History

Nothing is known of Skeeter’s history, although we think he’s probably had some rough handling in the past.

Health / Lameness

Skeeter has no known health or lameness problems.

Evaluation and Training

Skeeter can be caught, leads, and loads. It doesn’t appear he was started under saddle before coming to us, so he was enrolled in the spring 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with a pro trainer.  She withdrew because she believed he had ulcers, however, he was examined by a veterinarian who did not see evidence of ulcers.

He has been worked in the round pen and in hand through obstacles with a young trainer who entered the fall 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge just a month before the competition.  He did very well even and placed 4th with just a month of working together.

Evaluation / Training
Professional Trainer Evaluated
Training Level
Basic Groundwork
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 Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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