Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Skeeter

BEHS ID
BEHS 974 - Skeeter
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
In Rehabilitation
Adoption Fee
Not yet available
Location
Venus, TX
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.

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.  Unfortunately he was diagnosed with ulcers at his trainer’s facility and is on pasture rest while being treated.  He will hopefully be able to compete in the Fall Challenge.

Evaluation / Training
Professionally Trained
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 Unknown Bathes Unknown
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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