Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Cissy

BEHS ID
BEHS 979 - Cissy
Status
Available
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee
$2000
Location
Moore, OK
Date of Birth
1 January 2017
Arrived at BEHS
25 May 2017
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Filly
Height
14.1 hands
Color
Bay
Markings
Star
Intake Group

About Cissy

Cissy was taken from a neglect case, along with her 2 year old sister/pasture mate, Cassiopeia, and five other horses in May 2018.  She was very thin, but started gaining strength and energy the day she was rescued.  Cissy is calm and sweet and LOVES attention. She follows her foster caregivers around like a puppy.  She is energetic, very curious and willing.  Cissy’s curious and willing nature will make her a brave and fun horse for just about anyone.

Evaluation and Training

Cissy hadn’t been handled much when she came to Bluebonnet, and her foster home did a great job working with her.  Her foster home said she’s sweet and smart - but she’s bored hanging out in pasture and really wants an adopter who will spend time with her!

Her foster home said that she loves water and baths.  If I’m bathing another horse, she comes to the fence to watch, then she rolls,  as if to say…..see I’m all dirty now….please bathe me too.”  She is very friendly – just call her and she comes for scratches and attention.  She pays close attention to what you are doing.  Lately she’s been watching how all the gates open and close and will play with the chains, which we have to double clip, to try to open the gate.

She loves to be groomed,  she stands for the farrier, she ties – she paws when tied – but she hasn’t sat back.  She has been blanketed on multiple times over the winter with no issue, even taking it off and on over her head.  She did manage to get her blanket off couple of times – without damage.  Little Houdini!

She is aggressive with other horses.  On the other hand, she gets very upset if she can’t be near or see the others.  She may be better off in a home where she can be separated from, but not the only horse.  That could change as she matures and gets some further training. 

She’s very smart,  learns things very quickly.  She is reactive and will spook, and can be disrespectful and try to dominate her handler.  She will need someone experienced and firm but gentle, that shows leadership but in a non-threatening way.  Once she understands who’s in charge, she settles down, but she will try to push you around first.  She’s ready to get to work and have something to do – she has a lot of energy and her mind is working continuously. 

Cissy will be competing under saddle in the Professional division of the Bluebonnet HelpAHorse Spring Training Challenge and Adoption Event with trainer Brent Riley. 

She has been learning how to do the versatility trail course with her trainer for the spring challenge!  Her trainer says she is very easy to be around and always willing to please.  You can follow their progress on their Facebook Page.

Cissy Is competing in the 2020 spring Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  Because of COVID-19, this is a virtual event and you can watch the competition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Spring2020Challenge/.  She is available for adoption and may be adopted for half price until June 20.

Evaluation / Training
BEHS Foster Trained
Training Level
Halter Broke
Riding Suitability / Workload
(Now or in the future with training)
Unrestricted riding

 

Trailers Yes Clips No
Leads Yes Catches Yes
Ties Yes Bathes Yes
Trims Yes
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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