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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society's 31 Days of Adoptable Horses for December

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  • Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society's 31 Days of Adoptable Horses for December

    Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society in Texas has launched a campaign to find more of our horses adopters. We're hoping to find many of these formerly abused, neglected, abandoned, and unloved horses homes this holiday season. We're featuring a different available horse, donkey, mule, pony, or mini each day. I'm asking that all of our friends and fans share (and ask their friends to share) these horses this month - because if we network, we can find them homes!

    Since I've been asking our volunteers to share the horses each day with their friends, message boards, etc., I thought I should do the same!

    Our guys are available for adoption in Texas and we'll consider adoption in surrounding states as well. Our website is http://www.bluebonnetequine.org - it has info on our programs, our policies, financials, etc.

    In order to adopt, potential adopters must complete and submit an adoption application (unless they are already approved to foster or adopt from BEHS – approved foster homes and adopters do not need to reapply). You can download an adoption application at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/medi...pplication.doc - you can email it in and pay your membership fee online at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde.../donate/donate or send your membership fee and application via postal mail.

    After we receive your application, our adoption coordinator will review it and we will assign a volunteer to come do a ‘pre-adoption inspection’ – this is to insure that our horses go to safe homes. We’re not looking for anything fancy – just safe. Our adoption coordinator will then review the inspection paperwork and photos. If she has any questions or concerns, she’ll talk to you. If not, she’ll approve you for adoption and set you up to visit the horse(s) you are interested in.
    Before our horses go up for adoption, they receive vaccinations (VEWT, flu/rhino, rabies, WNV), get a current Coggins test, have their teeth checked and floated if necessary and are on a regular de-worming and farrier program. We also check out any known health problems or lamenesses, and we evaluate their level of training.
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com
  • Original Poster

    #2
    Gilda is the first Adoptable horse of the month! She's a three year old, grade filly who stands around 13.1 hh. Gilda’s foster home says she’s very calm and quiet. She stands well for saddling and bridling. She’s been ridden by a novice and was well-behaved under saddle. She’s got potential as a kids’ horse with more training. She could be a cute show horse, trail horse or pleasure horse. She's located in Springtown, Texas and her adoption fee is $600.

    Her webpage is http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...behs-664-gilda
    Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

    Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      The 2nd of our adoptables is actually a donkey! Chachi is an approximately 5 year old, standard donkey gelding. His foster home says that he is cute, sweet and funny. He knows how to lead, and he gets along well with his foster home’s dog and horses. He follows her around when she rides around her farm, and he’s constantly into everything! He's young enough for the right trainer to train to ride or drive! He's located in Weatherford, Texas, and his adoption fee is $150.

      His page is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...ehs-625-chachi
      Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

      Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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      • Original Poster

        #4
        The 3rd of our adoptables is Annie. Annie is our 3rd horse of 31 days of adoptions for December! She's a 2 year old, Arab/Paint cross filly. She's about 13.1 hh and still growing. Annie’s foster “mom” says that Annie is easy to catch, stands tied, leads, loads, stands for trimming and grooming. She lets her foster “mom” put a fly mask on her, and Annie’s foster “mom” says that Annie is a sweet and quiet girl who is easy to handle. She describes Annie as a “cheerleader personality: she’s always cheerful and curious and happy!” She's the perfect age to adopt and start groundwork with. Her adoption fee is $250, and she's located in Floresville, TX (near San Antonio).

        Her webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...behs-516-annie
        Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

        Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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        • Original Poster

          #5
          The 4th Adoptable Horse of December is Twizzler - and she's going up for adoption today! Twizzler is an approximately 9 year old, grade Quarter Horse, mare. She's a pretty red roan in color with a lot of white! Twizzler is easy to catch, lead and load. She stands tied and stands for saddling and bridling. She longes, but no one has test-ridden her yet to see what she knows. She has foundered in the past so she's not available for jumping, gaming or hard trail riding and may need shoes if she does more than light riding (mostly walking and trotting). She's waiting for someone to take her home, figure out what she knows, and keep working with her! She's located in Georgetown, Texas and her fee is just $200.

          Twizzler's webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...s-636-twizzler
          Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

          Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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          • #6
            Good luck!!!
            What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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            • Original Poster

              #7
              The 5th Adoptable Horse of December is Coy. She's a yearling, grade filly. Coy hadn’t been handled much before coming to BEHS, but she’s come a long ways and has learned to trust humans. Her foster home says she’s easy to catch and halter. She will stand tied, but doesn’t like it very much. She is also not too crazy about fly spray or being sprayed with water from the hose. Her foster home is working on this, as well as picking up her feet.

              Her foster home has worked her in the round pen and she’s learning to move in response to cues. Her foster mom thinks that Coy is very smart. She attended the Bluebonnet Horse Expo in October and did well with the crowds, noise, and strange sites. She's a younger horse who is looking for someone to continue working with her. She has the potential to be a nice trail, ranch, or pleasure horse as she gets older. She's located in Springtown, Texas and her adoption fee is $150.

              Coy's webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...t/behs-623-coy
              Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

              Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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              • Original Poster

                #8
                Thanks. Now I'm caught up today and will add the a new one each day for the month.

                We HAVE gotten one application in already, so that would make it worth it - every horse/donkey placed opens a spot for another one.
                Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  I wanted to add that while I know adoption isn't for everyone and we do place some restrictions on adopted horses - We do LOVE to see our guys go to homes where they'll be ridden, shown, worked, etc. We do like to brag on our adopters.
                  Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                  Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                  • #10
                    Chachi is adorable!

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                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      The 6th Adoptable Horse of December is Daytona. She's a 20 year old, Quarter Horse-type mare who came from a neglect case. She has limited vision in one eye and has not been ridden while in foster care. She's offered as a companion/pet but could possibly do some light riding if her adopter wanted to work with her. She's not dominate and tends to get along well with other horses. She's located in Hockley (near Houston) and we're waiving her adoption fee.

                      http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...hs-632-daytona
                      Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                      Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                      • #12
                        She is lovely. Having an old one around can be so rewarding. And, she's not even "that" old.
                        If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                        Desmond Tutu

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                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          Everyone needs a few more Blessings, right? Blessings is the 7th adoptable horse of December! She's a 12 year old, BLM mustang mare. She's spent a few months with trainer JD Wilks this summer. He believes she suffered some bad handling in the past, and she's going to need an understanding rider. She does best when ridden in an arena, or she wouldn't mind being someone's pet and companion. Her adoption fee is $300 and she's located near Marble Falls, TX.

                          Her webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...-534-blessings
                          Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                          Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cowgirljenn View Post
                            The 6th Adoptable Horse of December is Daytona. She's a 20 year old, Quarter Horse-type mare who came from a neglect case. She has limited vision in one eye and has not been ridden while in foster care. She's offered as a companion/pet but could possibly do some light riding if her adopter wanted to work with her. She's not dominate and tends to get along well with other horses. She's located in Hockley (near Houston) and we're waiving her adoption fee.

                            http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...hs-632-daytona
                            Darn you Jenn,

                            If I was looking for a 3rd horse she would be perfect,and she is so close. but I do not need another horse. Really I do not need another horse.

                            How about I adopt her for Christmas. Could she use a leather halter and lead for her new home? Tell me what size. How about a face mask? Maybe some tubes of wormer? Of course when she gets adopted (hopeful soon) her new owner would take care of that and the rescue could keep the wormer. Maybe some treats.

                            Let me know her size and I will put together a care pakage.

                            Susan

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                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Susan - that's wonderfully sweet! I will talk to her foster home and get info on her. She would love to have a Christmas sponsor. (And I will be good and not tell you how much you DO need a 3rd horse.... and how sad Daytona would be to miss out.... )
                              Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                              Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                              • Original Poster

                                #16
                                The 8th Adoptable Horse of December is Cherokee. Cherokee is a 4 year old, grade Pinto/Paint filly. Her dam was pregnant when she arrived at BEHS from a neglect case. Cherokee was adopted as a young filly but recently returned through no fault of hers. Since she was born in BEHS and always in BEHS-approved homes, Cherokee has been a well-cared for mare all of her life. Her current foster home is doing ground work with her. Cherokee is learning well and has recently begun carrying a saddle. She's a great age to adopt and train for almost anything you would like! She's located in Paradise, TX and her adoption fee is $300.

                                Cherokee's webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...s-253-cherokee
                                Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                                Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  The 9th Adoptable horse of December is Elliot! He is a four year old, grade gelding. His foster home and several other horsepeople who have met him believe he may be a Saddlebred cross from his build and movement. He stands about 14.2 hh, and he's spent time with a trainer this summer to get started under saddle. He's still green, but he's a gorgeous mover who could make a nice open show horse, possibly a lower level dressage horse, or a trail horse. His adoption fee is $600 and he's located in Cumby, Texas (near Sulphur Springs).

                                  His webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...ehs-396-elliot
                                  Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                                  Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                                  • #18
                                    What a wonderful idea! I hope you are able to find many homes and I wanted to say that your adoption fees are incredibly reasonable, way more so than I see out here.
                                    Good luck and happy holidays!
                                    My blog: Crackerdog Farm

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                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      The 10th Adoptable Horse of December is Golden Butterfly. She's a special case who is looking for just the right person. She appears to have been badly abused before coming to BEHS, and she's missing most of one ear. Due to the past abuse, she has some trust issues. She's about 14 years old, and she stands about 13.3 hh. She spent some time with a trainer last year, and he believes she was ridden but never well trained. She doesn't like arena work, but she does ok out on the trail. She is looking for someone willing to work with her, win her trust, and show her that humans can be kind and compassionate. Her adoption fee is $200 and she's located in Navasota, TX.

                                      Her webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...lden-butterfly
                                      Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                                      Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        The 11th Adoptable Horse of December is Jackson. Jackson is an approx. 11 year old, 14 hh, grade gelding. Jackson is an extremely personable horse who loves people. He is easy to catch and groom and has good ground manners. Jackson’s first adopter worked with him under saddle and he was proving to be a very good riding horse. His adopter changed the bit on Jackson to a curb bit and Jackson reared with him. The adopter became uncertain on Jackson and returned him to BEHS. Jackson has since been sent to a trainer and is past most of his “bitting” problems. He is a very intelligent horse so he needs a confident rider but should prove to be an excellent trail/ light riding horse.

                                        Jackson's webpage is at http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/inde...hs-246-jackson
                                        Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                                        Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

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