BEHS 990 – Carmen

Name: Carmen Status: Adopted
Adoption Fee: Arrived At Rescue: August 6, 2018
Location: Hempstead, TX Adoption Date: October 9, 2020
Registered: None Breed: Grade
Date of Birth: January 1, 2010 Color: Chestnut / Sorrel
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

About Carmen

Carmen was removed from negligent owners and placed with Bluebonnet by the courts. After gaining weight, her foster home began working with her and found out she was a nice riding horse. She was adopted by a friend of the foster home but returned to the rescue in May 2020 through no fault of her own.

Carmen will be competing in the Non Pro Under saddle division of the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge with trainer Milinda Sill. 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

When Carmen arrived, she was hard to catch but has now learned to stand to be caught an haltered. She also did not know how to lunge, but her foster home taught her that as well and said she catches on quickly and tries hard to understand what her human is asking her to do. Prior to her adoption her foster home rode her at the walk, trot, and canter at home and hauled her to 7IL Ranch in Cat Springs and hit the trails. They said that Carmen did great on the trails, crossed water with no problems, and even did well on most of the obstacles on 7IL's obstacle course.


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