BEHS 1074- Elsa
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
|Adoption Fee:||Arrived At Rescue: November 10, 2019|
|Location: Hitchcock, TX||Adoption Date: August 19, 2020|
|Date of Birth: January 1, 1994||Color:
Elsa was seized from negligent owners. She was held at the Houston Humane Society before being moved to foster care. Upon her first vet exam, she had a body score of 2, but quickly put on weight. Once she recovered we found that she is a sweet mare who does not look her age at all! She is very friendly and calm around people and animals.
She stands about 13.3 hands and looks just like a miniature Clydesdale, feathers and all! She'll be a hit at the barn just for her darling appearance and demeanor.
Elsa was preparing to compete in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with Robin Williams. Robin fell in love with her and decided to give Elsa a permanent home! Congratulations Robin and Elsa!
You can follow their progress on their Facebook page.
Evaluation and Training
Elsa is very calm and fairly bombproof. She ties, saddles, and picks up her feet for the farrier well. She has great manners, leads well, trailers well, and is very easy to handle. She comes to greet people when they come out and follows them around. She is always looking for treats, which she takes very gently. She can be pushy on the ground, but it seems like an issue that could be corrected with consistent discipline.
Elsa definitely has some experience under saddle and is calm and responsive to the reins. She walks, trots, stops, and steers without much difficulty. Backing under saddle, she puts up some resistance, possibly as a result of lack of muscling through her top line and hind legs since she hasn't been ridden in so long. She is a very smooth mare without a huge motor and, although she doesn't seem to have much training, she has the basics down pat. She would be well suited to kids so long as there is an adult on hand to keep her honest and help with ground handling. Elsa is spending June-October preparing for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge, and the riding and handling she receives during that time will help improve her ground manners, fitness, and riding skills.
Elsa is not spooky, aggressive, flighty, or mareish in any way and although she may be 25, she still has quite a future in making her adopters happy.
Elsa would make a great pet or companion horse and also has great potential as a recreational riding horse for a light rider.
|Trailers: Yes||Bucks: No|
|Leads: Yes||Bites: No|
|Ties: Yes||Catches: Yes|
|Trims: Yes||Bathes: Unknown|
|Clips: Unknown||Rears: No|