Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Yasha

BEHS ID
BEHS 991 - Yasha
Status
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2018
In Rehabilitation
Adoption Fee
Not yet available
Location
Azle, TX
Date of Birth
1 January 2009
Arrived at BEHS
6 August 2018
Breed
Grade
Paint
Gender
Female
Mare
Height
15.3 hands
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel
Pinto
Markings
Bald face, blue eyes, pinto markings
Intake Group

About Yasha

Yasha was seized (along with four other horses) by the Bell Co. Sheriff’s department. The horses had no access to food and water and were in poor general health, including dehydration, long, cracked hooves and cuts/abrasions. When she will allow herself, Yasha has a sweet personality, but is extremely wary. She is very suspicious of new people and frightened of new surroundings. She wants to trust, but each encounter with people is a new assessment for her.

History

Nothing is known of Yasha’s history before coming to Bluebonnet.

Health / Lameness

When she arrived, Yasha was thin and had a lot of cuts/scratches. Her right front hoof was particularly long and cracked.  There is quite a bit of evidence of past barbed wire injuries, particularly to her legs/coronet bands.

Evaluation and Training

Yasha loaded and trailered quietly when picked up. She leads, but very hesitantly and rears fairly often when in new situations/surroundings. She demonstrates significant separation anxiety when taken very far away from Sozo (BEHS-989). When being led she is best behaved if she can follow Sozo closely. She is well behaved in the stall at night and in the pasture during the day. She was extremely wary during her first hoof trim. Although she stood fairly quietly for trimming of her fronts, the backs were quite a bit more challenging – and she kicked once and reared several times. Slow and steady won the race, and we’re hopeful this will improve with repetition.

Because Yasha rears when scared, she’s spending time with trainer Benjamin Arreguin for ground work. He’s been saddling her as well and has ridden her some, but she’s began laying down when saddled when she doesn’t want to be ridden. She’s available right now only to a very experienced rider/trainer. If not adopted at the event, she’ll be going to another trainer for additional training.

Evaluation / Training
Evaluation in Process
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 Unknown Bathes Unknown
Trims Learning
Bucks No Kicks No
Bites No Rears No

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