BEHS 988 – Peppermint Patti

Name: Peppermint Patti Status: Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Adoption Fee: $1,500 Arrived At Rescue: August 6, 2018
Location: Granger, TX Adoption Date:
Registered: None Breed: Grade
Date of Birth: January 1, 2011 Color: Chestnut / Sorrel
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1
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About Peppermint Patti

Peppermint Patti was removed from negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by the courts. She spent two months with trainer Hilary LoBue in 2018 and was adopted. She was returned in August 2020 due to no longer being a good fit for the family.

Peppermint Patti is a very sweet and personable Paint mare with a lot to offer the right home! She’s affectionate and seeks out attention, coming right up to the fence for pets and love.

This lovely mare only has sight in her left eye, but that doesn’t affect her much at all. She will do best in a home that can provide limited access to forage to manage her weight. She has been on thyroid medication in the past but is currently doing well with a round bale in a slow-feed hay net plus low starch grain at this time.

Peppermint Patti will be competing in the Non Pro Under Saddle division of the 2021 Spring BEHS Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Mari Segnini-Larrazabal. You can follow their progress on their Facebook page by *CLICKING HERE*. Challenge horses will be available for adoption starting on May 15, 2021 at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, TX during the competition.

Evaluation and Training

Peppermint Patti lunges well, stands for saddling and bridling nicely, and enjoys grooming and attention. Peppermint Patti is curious and a quick learner, needing a little encouragement to stay focused on the task at hand instead of wondering what her friends are up to! In a group, she is near the top of the herd, but gets along well with other horses. She is easy to catch in the pasture, ties, loads well in the trailer and is becoming more comfortable with backing out of the trailer. She was a little wiggly for the farrier while having her hooves trimmed but will quickly improve with some patience and training.

Peppermint Patti goes under saddle at a walk and trot, and her loping is improving. She is still green and requires a confident intermediate or higher level rider to keep her on task. She has not shown much tendency to spook at anything but can get nervous when her friends leave her. Some solid time under saddle and being exposed to new situations will help improve her confidence and rideability quickly.

Both on the ground and under saddle, Peppermint Patti will do best with a confident intermediate or above who can be a consistent, kind leader to help her remember how to maintain personal space and that she is not “in the driver’s seat.” She has a great foundation and would make an excellent project to finish your way!

Peppermint Patti lunging and riding video.


Trailers: Yes Bucks: No
Leads: Yes Bites: No
Ties: Yes Catches: Yes
Trims: Yes - although she moves around some while trimming Bathes: Unknown
Clips: Unknown Rears: No
Kicks: No