This month's spotlighted horse is Trigger, a cute 6-year-old, grade (mixed) palomino gelding. He came to the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) in College Station, Texas, the day after Christmas in 2008 as part of a neglect case.
The volunteers at the BEHS don't know anything about Trigger's history, but Jennifer Williams, President and Executive Director of the BEHS, says he is a really loving horse. He likes attention and always nickers when someone comes to visit him.
Trigger is 14.3 hands and has a cute blaze. He'd be a great match for a rider who wants to graduate from a pony to a small horse. He longes well at the walk and trot, and his has polite ground manners. He leads, loads and stands tied well. Trigger has been ridden bareback and western while at his foster home near Houston, Texas. He's also quiet under saddle and responds to leg cues. He even knows how to direct rein and neck rein!
Trigger needs someone to love him. He's a good boy, and Jennifer says he could make an adopter a nice show, trail or pleasure horse.
The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
The BEHS was formed in March 2005 by a group of horse enthusiasts who wanted to help horses throughout Texas and Arkansas. The non-profit organization now has more than 500 members, and they have rescued over 200 horses, donkeys and mules. They've helped place over 150 equines in loving homes.
The BEHS helps investigate neglect cases, so many of the horses that come to the BEHS are from poor circumstances. Other horses at the rescue have been voluntarily surrendered by their previous owners.
If you're interested in adopting Trigger or another horse from the BEHS, visit their website at www.bluebonnetequine.org. You'll need to submit a membership application, adoption application and adoption checklist. After the BEHS receives your application, they'll contact you to schedule a pre-adoption inspection to make sure your property or barn where you will keep your new equine pal will be suitable for him. When you adopt from the BEHS, you're not allowed to sell your horse. Horses from BEHS are meant to be life partners.
You can Help!
Organizations like the BEHS always need volunteers. If you live near the BEHS or know someone who wants to foster a rescue horse, visit the website. Even if you don't live near the rescue or can't foster a horse, you can volunteer your time by raising money for the rescue, donating lightly used grooming supplies or even making flyers for the rescue's events!
Please note that YR goes to press several months in advance of this issue, so Trigger may not be available when you look at the site. The BEHS has lots of other horses that need new homes, so don't be sad if he's been adopted.