Bella, The Wild Mare

by Taylor
(Kentucky, USA)

The Beautiful Bella

The Beautiful Bella

Every Spring, me and my dad go to a Wild Horse auction. I had my eye on a beautiful pregnant Buckskin mare but then I seen she had laminitis or something with the hoof so I didn't want her. I was looking around and a beautiful Black Appaloosa mare began galloping by me. I wanted her so bad. We decided to buy her.

She was kinda easy to get the halter on but tossed her head a bit. I then led her to the trailer and I tried to help her in but she wouldn't so I went in and held a carrot out and she began slowly stepping in and out. I then finally got her in and she stood eating a carrot.

We arrived home and I led her out and put her in the pasture and she ran around bucking and rearing and rolling in the grass enjoying it. I couldn't help but smile and call her up. I then said, "I'll call you.......Bella." She was so pretty. I wanted to start training her very soon.

After about 3 weeks with me, I decided to train her.I tacked her up and lunged her around. She was going very good so far. I then put a sack on grain on her back to get used to the weight of humans on her back. She bucked at first then began trotting and then walking. It took about 7 weeks to train her. I was finally able to ride her. I took her on trails and entered her in shows.She was the greatest horse ever.

Sadly, about 3 years of having her, she was running in her pasture and broke her leg in half like the race horses Ruffian or Go For Wand. She was in so much pain that she had a bad chance of surviving so we had to put her down. She was the GREATEST horse ever and always will be to me.

Comments for Bella, The Wild Mare

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 17, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
So Sorry
by: AQHA77

I am so sorry for your loss. She must have been a dream. God bless.

Dec 02, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sad
by: Alyssa the horse gentler

What a pretty horse.

Dec 01, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Wow
by: Alyssa the horse gentler

Sooo sad I hope you are okay and she was the cutest horse I have ever seen! Blessing and may GOD be with you.

Oct 07, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Wow
by: Skylar

that is amazing but so sad she sounded like a cool horse.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Horse Training Stories.