||Eleven years old|
||Alta Loma, California, USA|
My name is Belle. I am a registered Miniature Horse. I was born
prematurely and I had to be bottle fed as a foal. She then pasted away
when I was a yearling. I was left motherless. I have met my father but
he doesn't really care much about me as he has sired alot of foals. He
can't have time for all of us. After my mother passed I was watched over
by another mare. In fact she actually saved my life. One day two loose
Pit Bulls (I know they make good dogs with the right owners) got into my
yard. They attacked me, as I was the smallest out of all of the horses.
They starting biting my back legs. Then the mare that watched over me
started biting and kicking them. The dogs decided that it would be wise
to back off, and that's what they did.
So I had a tough life in the beginning but it got better. So much better
my owners decided to let me be spoiled and not make me do anything. It's
not their fault, as they were busy breeding and showing the other mini's
Well two years ago I met Caitlin and she fell in love with me. I can't
imagine why but she did. Any way, she decided I needed to be worked with
and she started taking me for walks. I didn't like it at first but then
I found out it was fun. Well, two weeks ago she decided she wanted to
move me to her house and so she did. I have made friends with her two
other horses, Romeo and Dusty. She has started training me to lounge on
a line and walk better on out walks. She hopes to saddle break me so her
three year old brother can ride me someday. I hope that never happens.