BelleBlack and White Paint Quarter Horse (Registered) 

    Breed and Color:  Black and White Paint Quarter Horse (Registered) 
    Age:   21
    Height:   15 hh
    Gender:   Mare

    This black-and-white beauty is Bell, also known around the ranch as the Christmas Mare.  Belle was bright to auction just before Christmas last year and was covered in tinsel and Christmas decorations.  Though it was an eye-catching display, it was unfortunately not much protection from a freezing cold and snowy Colorado day or auction bidders who didn’t have her best interests at heart.  Belle won over our team and our social media followers, and we were able to save her just in time for the holidays.

    At auction, Belle was noted to be a broke, kid-safe horse with plenty of riding experience under her belt.  But, after the stress of that environment, she needed some time to decompress and settle in.  Our trainer has slowly started working with her on the ground and she is currently learning softness and basic ground work.  Belle has also been doing some general desensitization exercises and is really benefiting from those, too.  This pretty lady’s under-saddle evaluation is ongoing, but she has proven to be wonderful during the tying, feet-picking, grooming, and tacking-up process.

    One thing that doesn’t need evaluation is this stunning horse’s flashy looks.  Belle is a dead ringer for the gorgeous paint horses but out of a magazine and plastered over every horse-loving child’s walls.  She has two striking, baby blue eyes and the prettiest little face.  But Belle isn’t all looks; she’s the total package with a super sweet slightly shy personality to boot!

    You’ll find Belle hanging out at the ranch in an outdoor paddock with her friend, Tobin.  The two get along well, but Bell is the queen of their little twosome and Tobin is just fine with that.  Belle is in overall good health with a good body condition and receives free-feed hay and a no-starch IMPACT grain daily.

    Belle is up-to-date on vaccines, worming, teeth float, farrier, and vetting.

    Recommended Rider: Belle is doing well with her training and under-saddle and is well-broke. She can be a bit anxious at times, so she will likely require a confident beginner or intermediate rider that can reassure her and help boost her confidence if she gets worried.

    Adoption Requirements: None. Belle is a friendly and easy going gal and gets on well with the horses she has met. She is close and shares with Tobin an older gelding, but is also happy to be adopted out alone. 

    Ailments/Limitations: Belle is currently sound and shows no signs of significant injury. Also, as is typical with blue-eyed horses, Belle’s eyes are a bit sensitive to light. Because the bright Colorado sun is intense, she will always need to wear a fly mask or eye protection on bright days. This sensitivity could worsen with age, so eye checks with her veterinarian once or twice per year are needed to maintain the health of her beautiful baby blues.