BEHS 1133 – Athena

Name: Athena Status: Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Horses Available for Adoption
Newly Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee: $600 Arrived At Rescue: April 20, 2020
Location: Bellville, TX Adoption Date:
Registered: No Breed: Paso Fino
Date of Birth: January 1, 2008 Color: Bay
Gender: Mare
Height: 13.3
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About Athena

Athena was rescued from a "kill pen" by her previous owner. She had a foal not long after being rescued. After her foal was weaned, her former owner sent her to training. She placed her with Bluebonnet when she was moving.

Athena will be competing in the Non-Pro In Hand 12 & Up Division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with Pam Trettenero. 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

Athena's former owner sent her to a trainer before she placed her with Bluebonnet. The trainer worked with her on the ground, taught her to navigate trail obstacles in hand, and started her under saddle. She was very green when she came to us,

Athena went to a non pro to be ridden and prepared for the fall 2020 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. Her trainer describes her as a tense little mare, so they have worked on getting her to relax while building on her previous training. She does everything she is asked; stands quietly, leads at a walk and trot, backs, and lunges at a walk and trot responsively. She handles obstacles quietly.

Athena still needs work on allowing her feet to be handled, but is coming along. She is also still learning to load and has done some ground driving. Athena is willing, but still needs work on these areas. She has been ridden a little in the round pen and it is clear that she has had little to no previous saddle training. She will buck under saddle when getting started so she needs more work to get her past that.

Overall she can do whatever anyone needs, but will need calm, quiet and deliberate handling. She will need additional training under saddle. She is not for a beginner.

Temperament

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