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All About Bella

Updated on May 20, 2014

Meet Bella

Bella is known as our resident brainiac; she tends to think on a higher plane than her pasture pals (and sometimes I think she's ahead of me too). She came here at age 2 as a temporary companion for Rina when Rina was about 6 months old. Considering the fact that Bella celebrated her sixth birthday just before I published this lens, I'm pretty sure her remaining with us is a fairly safe bet.

Gee, ya think? :o)

Bella loves to do tricks and her favorite game is to play with the feed buckets. I will take a stack of 3 or 4 buckets and place them here and there on the ground for her to pick up. She will stack them back in my arms one at a time (in exchange for a treat of course, because nothing in life is free). If I don't set them back out after she's handed me the last one? She'll just do it herself by taking them from the stack one at a time and flinging them everywhere so she can start all over again.

Baby Bella and her mom, Shawntra

Interested in Arabians?

Arabian Legends: Outstanding Arabian Stallions and Mares
Arabian Legends: Outstanding Arabian Stallions and Mares

This is a beautiful book on Arabian Sires (it's on my wish list) and includes Bella's famous great granddaddy, Padron.


The History of the Arabian Horse

The blood of the Arabian Horse flows through the veins of every domestic light horse breed in the world today. Historically, these horses have been the gift of Kings, a favored subject of artists, and the stuff of legend. The Arabian is believed to be the oldest breed of horse.

Arabs are easily distinguished by their gracefully arched neck, finely chiseled heads, dished faces, delicate ears and large, dark eyes. Arabians are known to be adept at learning and are considered the most intelligent of all the horse breeds. Traditionally, Arabians were bred and raised in close proximity to people and are valued for their unwavering loyalty to humans.

"Ranger" was the first known Arabian Horse to be imported into the United States, and was the sire of George Washington's gray charger, Magnolia. The Arabian breed registry was established in 1908, although until 1943 the Jockey Club managed Arabian and Arabian-cross registrations.

Source: Horses, A Practical and Scientific Approach [Bradley]

Artwork From:Arabian Fine Art

The History of the Paint Horse

"Spotted" horses have been pictured as far back as cave paintings. The word Pinto is taken from the Spanish root meaning spotted or painted, so the words paint and pinto are sometimes used interchangeably. The establishment of three separate breed registries, however, has led to definite distinctions between the terms.

"Pinto" is used to indicate a specific pattern of color, whereas "Paint" is considered to be an actual breed of horse. Therefore while all Paints are Pintos, it doesn't necessarily work the other way around (a little confusing, isn't it?)

Source: Horses, A Practical and Scientific Approach [Bradley]

Artwork By:Jeff Lucas

Want to learn more about the Paint Horse breed?

The Half Arabian Horse

A foal with one parent that is a registered purebred Arabian and the other parent is also a registered purebred of another breed is eligible to be registered as a Half-Arabian.

There are three types of common Arabian crosses that have developed specific names. They are: Morgan + Arabian = Morab; Quarter Horse + Arabian = Quarab; and Thoroughbred + Arabian + Anglo Arabian

Source: Moi

Bella's great grandpa

Check out Padron in Action - Wowza :o)

Even the "girliest" of girls can GO

Bella sometimes acts quite shy... - But she's really glad that you stopped by!

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      luvmyludwig lm 8 years ago

      this is just beautiful jen!