BEHS 735 – Checkers

Name: Checkers Status: Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Adoption Fee: $1500 Arrived At Rescue: August 20, 2014
Location: Troy Adoption Date:
Registered: Breed: Pony
Date of Birth: January 1, 2009 Color: Black
Gender: Gelding
ADOPT Checkers

About Checkers

Checkers was placed with BEHS by a rescuer who was closing her doors.

Checkers competed in and placed 2nd in the in hand division of the 2015 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. He was adopted at the 2015 Bluebonnet Horse Expo by someone who saw him competing in the Challenge and then returned when his adopters moved out of state. He was adopted in 2020 but returned quickly when he was too much horse for his young rider.

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

Evaluation and Training

Checkers was barely halter broke when he arrived at BEHS. He now loads well and stands well for the farrier.

His first foster home has worked with him in hand and on the longe line to teach him to jump (she said he excels at jumping!) and navigate trail obstacles in hand. She also taught him to carry a saddle and bridle was on him a few times.

His first adopter's grandkids began riding him. When he was returned in 2020, he went to trainer Sabine Lazo for a refresher. She rode him in an arena and on trails and had no problems with him. He's now with a youth rider for the fall Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge and is doing well.


Trailers: Yes Bucks: He bucked with his adopters in 2020, but he has not bucked with his trainer or youth Training Challenge partner.
Leads: Yes Bites: No
Ties: Yes Catches: Yes
Trims: Yes Bathes: Unknown
Clips: Unknown Rears: No
Kicks: No