BEHS 1050 – Iris
Horses Available for Adoption
Newly Available for Adoption
|Adoption Fee: $1500||Arrived At Rescue: June 12, 2019|
|Location: Franklin, TX||Adoption Date:|
|Date of Birth: January 1, 2012||Color:
Chestnut / Sorrel
Iris was removed from a negligent owner and placed with Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. Iris attended the 2019 Bluebonnet Horse Expo and was adopted but was returned later through no fault of her own.
Iris was planning to compete in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with Mia Zaky but they withdrew. Iris will still be attending the Challenge event on October 17, 2020 in Taylor, Texas.
You can see their adventures while preparing for the event on their Facebook page
Evaluation and Training
Iris is a nice, stocky horse who has great potential for trails, pleasure, or possibly even working cattle (with extra training). She is good to catch, she leads well, stands tied, and loads well. She is also good for the farrier and veterinarian. If Iris was ridden before coming to Bluebonnet, it wasn't much and she didn't get any real training. She spent a couple of months with trainer Hilary LoBue. Hilary started her under saddle and said that Iris is a nice horse.
Iris was preparing to compete in the 2020 Rescue Horse Training Challenge but withdrew. Her challenge partner said she is improving under saddle, but is still considered green. Iris has a big personality, and can be pushy, if you allow it, but she is very manageable. She will need an intermediate rider, or a novice rider working with a trainer. Iris would not be suitable for a kid right now but this girl has so much potential for an adopter that is willing to put in some time and work with her!
|Trailers: Yes||Bucks: No|
|Leads: Yes||Bites: No|
|Ties: Yes||Catches: Yes|
|Trims: Yes||Bathes: Unknown|
|Clips: Unknown||Rears: No|