Belle, b. March 25, 2000, is a registered Quarter Horse mare we rescued from a boarding facility near Victor, Montana where she was abandoned by her owner. The boarding facility had stopped feeding her for several months as the owner wasn’t paying for her care and the facility was about to go bankrupt. When we picked her up, Belle was living on her own manure and algae in her water trough. She is a lovely dappled buckskin color and has a very sweet disposition. Belle was bred and raised to be a barrel racing horse, near Denver, Colorado. At age 2, she was herded into a stock trailer with several other 2yos and sent to the Denver Livestock Sale. There, she was put in a chute, haltered, vaccinated and sold to the person from Montana who eventually abandoned her. Five years later at age 7, when we brought her home, her original halter had grown onto her face, with some scarring still visible. She was skeletal in condition and untamed. Belle loves to have her belly scratched and moans in ecstasy at every feeding. She now assists in our EGS program.