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
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$800
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.

Other

Skeeter will be competing in hand in the Non-Pro In Hand 12 and Under division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Colton Whitaker.  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

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 working in the round pen and in hand through obstacles with his young trainer preparing for the fall 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.

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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