I owned Bella since she was a yearling and bough there from a yard I worked at. she was a Welsh Section D and although could be fiesty she had the most wonderful temperament and would give kisses.
I backed her myself and we mainly hacked around the Forest of Dean but she also did some 25 mile endurance rides.
Poor Bella suffered with skin allergies and arthritis in the later years. But it was to laminitis that she lost her battle a couple of months ago. It broke my heart. she had never had it before and it came on suddenly in February and although we tried hard to save her, i had to let her go in April.
I was lucky to win the April competition and then my partner bought an Inlaid ring made using her hair as a gift for my birthday. I now have the ring and necklace to cherish and keep her with me.
Thank you so much, Claire, June 2020