BEHS 1074- Elsa

Name: Elsa Status: Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Adoption Fee: $1000 Arrived At Rescue: November 10, 2019
Location: Hitchcock, TX Adoption Date:
Registered: Breed: Paint
Date of Birth: January 1, 1994 Color: Bay
Pinto
Gender: Mare
Height: 13.3
ADOPT Elsa

About Elsa

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 will be competing under saddle in the Non-Pro Under Saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with Robin Williams. She will be available for adoption at the Challenge during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo on October 17, 2020 in Taylor, Texas.

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.

Temperament

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