One of my favorite things to receive is mail with an update on one of my horses. This little lady is SWS Belle Starr aka “Belle.” She was the first Kiger I ever owned and bought from a Kiger ranch up in Oregon. I brought her home when she was around nine months old and was one excited girl. My dream of owning a Kiger came true with this mare so she will always hold a special spot on my heart. I named her Belle Starr because I love history and the stories behind some of the outlaw women of the old west. She was known as Belle here until I bought another mare named Belle who is the dam of my little Annie Oakley. So… Belle Starr became, “Tinker Bell,” then “Tink,” then “Stink or Smell,” then “Stinky.” I was calling her Stinky up to the day that she moved to Arizona where she resides now. No, she never really stunk, just smelled like a lovely little horse, but it was a cute nick name and I had fun calling her it… I know, I’m weird. But “Stinky” has once again become Belle to her doting new mama, Lana.
Anyway, Belle is a spoiled Kiger around 14.1 hands tall, round as a barrel and the most comfortable bareback ride you’ll ever had. I put her under saddle for Lana before we delivered her to Arizona and she was truly the easist horse to train. I had an absolute blast riding this little horse because she was happy to go anywhere I pointed her. She quickly grew accustom to traffic, dogs barking, ATV’s, and was easy going about anything we did, even our first lope was steady and fun!
So I wanted to show you just another face that has been in my pastures, but this one I think I miss the most… well… She and Mattie a lovely little lady in Texas but that’s another story for another time. Right now it is Belle err… “Stinky’s” time for the spotlight. What a lovely horse and I hope that if Lana ever has to sell her that she’ll call me first. What a fun horse for my daughter… 😀