Brook and Belle have always had a history together. Belle was born while I was in the hospital after breaking my back. Brook was so thrilled for that to have happened. I remember her telling me that now she had a horse. From day 1 Belle has been hers, at least in her mind. When Belle was about 2 months old she kicked Brook in the belly. A 2 month old colt has a lot of wallop in its kick, plus it has those pointy hooves that hurt. Poor Brook had this horrible bruise on her little tummy. I though Pat was going to die because his baby got hurt. Later on that day Pat was giving Crystal a bath and he turned around and there was Brook giving Belle a bath too! You would think she would not want to be around her after being kicked. Not Brook, this child was born with the love of horses in her. Brook was the first one to get on Belle's back. Pat did that behind my back. Brook came running in the house and told me what she had done. I was furious! Mad at him for putting my baby in danger and mad because I could not take a picture of it! About a year later Brook was also the first and only one to get thrown from Belle. That I saw. I can see it today in slow motion everytime. It was a long time before Pat would let Brook near Belle again. That day stopped the training of Belle. Recently Pat has started working with Belle again. She is turning into a fine little filly. She does well with him. Yesterday Brook rode her by herself. Belle did good. Still green but learning to obey very well.