BEHS 796 – Amora

Horse Name’s: Amora Status: 2017 Adoptions
Arrived at the Rescue
Arrived in 2015
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge 2017
Adoption Fee: $600 Arrived At Rescue: September 26, 2015
Location: Iola, TX Adoption Availability: October 21, 2017
Registered: Breed: Grade gaited pony
Date of Birth: January 1, 2000 Color: Chestnut / Sorrel
Liver Chestnut
Gender: Female

About Amora

She and several herdmates were removed from negligent owners by animal control and placed with BEHS. Amora spent four months with a foster home in 2017 to prepare for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge's Non Pro In Hand division. They pair placed 5th and Amora was adopted by a Bluebonnet volunteer who met her at the Expo. Congrats to Leann S!

Evaluation and Training

Amora is a gorgeous pony with her chocolate color and thick, flaxen mane and tail. She is basically a sweet mare, who has never kicked nor laid back her ears. She can be nervous around people, however, and difficult to catch outside a small pen. Once caught, however, her ground manners are good. The mare can be touched all over, tied, easily led, and loaded in a stock trailer. Initially, Amora was leery of the farrier, but she has improved when trimmed. Similarly, at first she was very difficult when vaccinated by a vet; the second time he remarked she was more relaxed. Amora spent month of October (2016) with a trainer to be evaluated. The trainer said she was very nervous and flighty on the ground. She excelled under saddle, though! The trainer felt she was fairly well broke to ride and stated that Amora willingly did whatever asked. She did great in the arena, where she went over man-made trail obstacles. On the trail Amora rode very well, and the trainer was impressed by how easily she left the barn. She preferred to pace over walking, and her slow pace was very smooth. Amora did spook, nonetheless, when asked to stop on the trail. Because Amora is pony-sized, she requires a small rider. The trainer felt that with an experienced and confident rider she would blossom. Amora is spending four months preparing to compete in the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. Her foster home is working with her in hand. Her foster home says Amora seems to trust and like her child better than any adults. Although she is definitely not a horse for a novice child rider, she may be ok with a more experience child. Amora has not been ridden in nearly a year, although she has been saddled and worked with on the ground, she will need a few refresher rides when adopted.


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

Pictures of Amora