Bondie – 22 year old, QH available for adoption


Blondie is a 22 year old, unregistered/grade, palomino, QH mare.

Blondie was emaciated when she first came into the rescue, and her first foster home focused on rehabilitating her. They said she was a very sweet mare who they enjoyed having around.

In June 2023, she was assigned to a trainer for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. The trainer said she was good to catch and lead, stood tied, was ok for the farrier, and lunged well. However, Blondie was very nervous about being saddled and would kick when she put too much pressure on her. She did not get on Blondie and ended up withdrawing from the Challenge because Blondie would not be ready to compete.

Blondie moved to a new foster home after she was not adopted at the 2023 Bluebonnet Horse Expo. Her foster home confirms that she’s good to catch. In fact, she’s the first horse up to you in her pasture. She leads well, stands for grooming, and stands for the farrier. When loading in a trailer, she does prefer to have a buddy with her and they’re working on teaching her to load alone.

She stood well for saddling (western saddle) and took a snaffle bit well. She did not kick at all when saddled, and her foster home has ridden her so far at a walk and she’s doing fine: no lameness or kicking out. She is buddy sour, though, so she wants to rejoin her friends.

We believe she’s either pretty green or rusty, but she’s willing and sweet and kind. She would make a sweet pet or companion to a lonely horse. But she could also be adopted by someone with some experience (intermediate rider) who wants to get her back into riding. She could be a nice pleasure or trail horse for a lucky adopter.

She is available for adoption in Texas and comes with a no-breeding, no-reselling adoption contract.

  • Height: 15
  • Registered: No
  • Age: 21
  • Date Foaled: 01/01/2002
  • Color: Palomino
  • Discipline: Trail Horse
  • Gender: Mare
  • Is this a rescue?: Yes
  • Rescue's Name: Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society