Adoptable Horses Attending the Event

Horses will be added as they sign up to attend the event.

All that Jazz is a 2016, growing, unregistered Arab or Arab cross filly.
All That Jazz is just a young girl, but she is nicely halter trained.  She leads and loads well, and she is easy to catch.  Her foster home says she’s friendly and curious.  She’s just now three years old, so she’s a perfect age to start working with on the ground and then start under saddle.  Her potential is endless!
Adoption fee: $300
Visit her webpage for more info.

Cassiopeia is a 2016, 13.2 hh, grade mare. She has been started under saddle this winter/spring in preparation for the Training Challenge at this event. She’s still green but is doing amazing with her trainer: they’ve ridden in an arena, down the road, and on trail rides with other horses. She’s going to make someone an amaing partner!
Adoption fee: $1500
Visit her webpage for more info.

Brooklyn is a 2008, 16hh, grade, stock type mare.

She is sweet and friendly who is easy to catch, lead, load, groom, and saddle.  She longes and lines drives with a saddle and without.  When her foster home first started bridling her, she was very hard to bridle but since a broken wolf tooth was extracted she’s been much easier. 

Brooklyn has spent time with trainer Hilary Lobue in October-November 2017.  Hilary says, “She can be pushy on the ground and needs someone who will correct her when she takes the lead.  When tied she can paw with her front hooves.  She does good for farrier and grooming.  She stands for mounting and is a nice trail/ pleasure horse.  She has a smooth trot but does require leg to get her going.  She prefers to take it easy, ride trails and cross obstacles.  She is not spooky and is happy taking the lead on trails.  She has been fine with passing trucks, cows, sheep and barking dogs.  She will do best with a hackamore or a happy mouth bit at least for awhile as she can be difficult to unbridle maybe because she had mouth pain in the past.  She is very light in the mouth and responds very well with a hackamore (she has a great stop).  She loads and unloads in trailer like a dream.”
Adoption fee: $800
Visit her webpage for more info.

Emma Ly is a 2005, grade, mare. She has been trail ridden quite a bit – even going overnight horse camping. She also does well with man-made trail obstacles in an arena! She’s a great catch for someone wanting to trail ride either competitively or for pleasure.
Adoption fee: $1,000
Visit her webpage for more info.

Habanero Honey is a 2003, unregistered Quarter Horse mare. Habanero Honey spent time with a trainer in September 2016 (prior to her adoption).  The trainer rode her in an arena at a walk and trot and over several obstacles.  She believed that Honey was broke to ride but not well trained (she does not neck rein, move off of leg cues or seat/weight cues).  She willingly goes over many obstacles and is good to catch, lead, and load.  She stands well for the farrier and saddling.

At her adopter’s home, she was ridden in pasture, an arena, and down the road.  She did best at the walk and trot and occasionally crow-hopped at the canter.  They said she can be very herd-bound/buddy sour as well.  She’s been ridden by both adults and children – a ten year old rode her bareback walk/trot at her adopter’s home and Honey was excellent for her.  Her adopters said she was never spooky:  she tolerates flags, tarps, balloons, obstacles, etc. with no problem. 
Adoption fee: $800
Visit her webpage for more info.

Jingle Bob is a 2016, unregistered Morgan gelding. He has been handled extensively on the ground and will be competing in the In Hand division of the Training Challenge at the event. He is a nice age to lightly start under saddle and has great potential as a riding or driving horse for the right adopter!
Adoption fee: $500
Visit his webpage for more info.

Mika is a 2006, grade mare. She has been ridden by novices and adults She can be spooky and might not be the best choice for a timid rider. However, she has been working for three months to compete in the Non-Pro walk/trot division of the Training Challenge at this event and has been doing well.
Adoption fee: $1,000
Visit her page for more info.

Miss Ginger is a 2014, 14 hh, grade, stock type mare. She has been started under saddle for the Training Challenge at this event. She’s still very green but she’s a good age to adopt and finish her training!
Adoption fee: $1500
Visit her webpage for more.

Miss Pembroke is a 8 year old, grade, stock-type mare. Her 2018 Training Challenge trainer feels that she has likely had some negative experiences with people in the past.  When she first got to him, she was nervous about everything and ready to explode.  He has worked hard to rebuild her trust in humans – and he’s done a fabulous job.  He can now ride her in an arena and they’ve worked over obstacles and out on trails.  She’s still very green and will need an experienced rider who can help continue to teach her to trust in humans.  She’s going to be fabulous for the right person!

Miss Pembroke’s trainer says, “She is a good looking horse and she is smooth.  Moves out nice at the walk, smooth rhythmic trot, and a rocking chair type canter.  I can see her as an English/Dressage horse or trail horse.  She has some natural carriage and break at the poll.  In the pasture, she will show off her extended trot.  On the trails, this is where she is most calm actually.  She is curious and loves to lead the pack.  Not afraid of much on the trails even when riding by herself.”
Adoption fee: $900
Visit her webpage for more info.

Miss Twinkie is a 2011. 14.1 hh. grade, stock-type mare (she likely has Paint breeding). She has been working with a non-pro to get ready for the Training Challenge at the event. They’ve been riding in an arena and in a field and even tried jumping over cross-rails! She’s a super sweet mare who is going to make someone a nice riding horse.
Adoption fee: $1,000
Visit her webpage for more info.

Opie is a 10 year old, 14 hh, grade gelding. Opie was not handled at all before coming to BEHS. His foster home got him trained to lead, stand for the farrier, etc.  He spent April and May 2012 with a trainer, and they were impressed with his progress.  He can walk, trot, and canter in the arena and out on the trail.  He hasn’t bucked, and when he spooks all he does is freeze.  He’s a very sensitive and reactive horse, but the trainer thought he was very athletic.  He’s got potential as a ranch horse, trail horse, or even show horse.

Opie was adopted and returned twice, and little was done with him at both adopters.  He’s spent several months (summer and fall 2018) with trainer Jennifer Skinner to get put back to work.  She says he’s doing very well, but he’s a smart horse who will take advantage of a novice or timid rider.  He’s got great potential for an intermediate or above rider wanting a nice riding horse!
Adoption fee: $900
Visit his webpage for more info.

Panama Jack is a 2007, grade, Thoroughbred-type gelding. He’s been with a trainer three months to prepare for the Training Challenge at the event. She’s taken him to a hunter/jumper show, has introduced him to cattle, has taken him on trail rides, and more! Panama Jack tends to prefer women to men and isn’t for a novice, but he’s going to make a lucky adopter an amazing horse!
Adoption fee: $1500
VIsit his webpage for more info.

Prairie Rose is a 2013, 14 hh, grade, stock-type mare. She’s been started under saddle and has been ridden quite a bit by both a teenager and adult. She is blind in one eye, but it doesn’t slow her down! She’s going to make someone an excellent riding horse.
Adoption fee: $1,000
Visit her webpage for more info.

Scarlett is a 1997, 15.2 hh, Arabian mare. She has been ridden by novices and did well in an arena at a walk and trot, but she can be nervous. Her foster home is more experienced and has recently started to trail ride with Scarlett. She’s doing great on the trails!
Adoption fee: $1,000
Visit her webpage for more info.


Smokestack Lightning is a 2007, 15 hh, stock-type mare. She’s spent time with different trainers and is currently doing great in arena work and over manmade obstacles. She’s a very smart horse who will take advantage of a timid or novice rider, but she’s going to be great and fearless for an intermediate or above rider.
Adoption fee: $1500
Visit her webpage for more info.

Snapple is a 7 year old, unregistered, 14 hh Arabian gelding. Snapple was halter broke when he arrived, but he was a little afraid of being caught.  He tries to be sweet, but it seems he had not had much handling before coming to Bluebonnet.

Snapple spent four months with trainer Brittany Blackburn to be started under saddle.  He did well, but he is a hot horse and needs additional training time.  Brittany gave him a very good foundation, and he tries hard to do what’s asked.  He’s a pretty moving horse with a lot of potential for someone willing to continue working with him.

He was not ridden at all from when he left Brittany’s until July 2018 when he went to his new Training Challenge Trainer.  She started off with ground and desensitizing, and then she restarted him under saddle.  Since then, they’ve been riding in an arena and out over trail obstacles.  They’ve gone to cattle sorting/penning, they’ve tried jumping, and they went to their first open horse show. 

Snapple did well in the Challenge and was adopted by his trainer.  She spent several months riding him with plans on showing him in dressage.  She had to return him in April 2019 due to her health.  He is a hot horse, so he’s not for a novice or timid rider.  But he has had a lot of training and could excel as a show horse for a lucky adopter!
Adoption fee: $1500
For more info visit his webpage.

Sonya is a 14 year old, 15 hh, grade mare who is likely an Arabian or Arabian cross. Sonya was emaciated when she arrived.  She’s close to a good weight now, and her foster home has begun working with her.  She’s sweet and calm and stands nicely for grooming.  She’s let her foster home blanket her, fly spray her, etc.  She’s stood well to be saddled and bridled as well. She will be evaluated by a trainer on Saturday and her adoption fee will depend on her training level.
Adoption fee: In review
Visit her webpage for more info.

Starlight is a 13 year old, 14.3 hh, grade mare – likely of Quarter Horse breeding.

Starlight is a big, pretty, flea-bit gray mare. Built like a brick house, this mare is big boned, with a deep heart girth, well-defined withers, and a butt that would put Kim Kardashian to shame.  Steady in temperament, she gets along with geldings and other mares of all age groups.  Starlight was reported to be skittish and hard to catch, but she came around with consistent handling.  She is now easy to halter and lead, plus she has been tied with herd mates.  The mare’s ground manners are good, and she respects a handler’s personal space.

Trainer Aaron England evaluated her in May 2018.  It does not appear she is broke to ride or was started poorly and will need to be restarted.  At the evaluation, if Aaron put a lot of pressure on her, she would rear out of nervousness/fear. 

Starlight went to trainer Benjamin Arreguin to be started under saddle for the spring 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge.  Starlight lacks confidence and can overreact badly when overwhelmed.  Ben’s getting her started under saddle, but she probably won’t ever be a beginner’s horse, but with Ben’s help she’ll grow to be a solid riding horse and partner for a lucky adopter.
Adoption fee: $800
Visit her webpage for more info.

Willow Rose is a 15 hh, grade, stock-type mare. She has been ridden by children and novices and has done well. She’ll be competing in the non-pro under saddle division of the Training Challenge at the event.
Adoption fee: $1,000 (she does currently have an adoption pending but we will take back up applications)
Visit her webpage for more info.

Yasha is a 10 year old, 15.3 hh, unregistered Paint mare.

Yasha loaded and trailered quietly when picked up. She leads, but very hesitantly and rears fairly often when in new situations/surroundings. She demonstrates significant separation anxiety when taken very far away from Sozo (BEHS-989). When being led she is best behaved if she can follow Sozo closely. She is well behaved in the stall at night and in the pasture during the day. She was extremely wary during her first hoof trim. Although she stood fairly quietly for trimming of her fronts, the backs were quite a bit more challenging – and she kicked once and reared several times. Slow and steady won the race, and we’re hopeful this will improve with repetition.

Because Yasha rears when scared, she’s spending time with trainer Benjamin Arreguin for ground work. He’s been saddling her as well and has ridden her some, but she’s began laying down when saddled when she doesn’t want to be ridden. She’s available right now only to a very experienced rider/trainer. If not adopted at the event, she’ll be going to another trainer for additional training.
Adoption fee: In review
Visit her webpage for more info.