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Horse hero swims next to a horse he is bringing to shore during Houston's flooding.

Top 9 Horse News Stories of 2016

A Texas horse trainer saves 25 horses from drowning in Houston's raging flood waters. Justin Nelzen said, "when I got there immediately I noticed a horse was caught in a fence and was in danger of drowning." Nelzen is ou...
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Former reining trainer Mark Arballo left his former customer Martha Torkington’s horse Bella “bitted up” in a curb bit leading to her death.

$160K Settlement in Reining Horse's Training Death

The owner of the reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted reached a $160,000 settlement with her former trainer in the mare's death. It comes months after a California court's mandatory settlement conference seeking resolution....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Bella Gunnabe Gifted Suffered Basilar Skull Fracture: Necropsy

Necropsy results find a reining horse euthanized after a training incident in 2013 suffered a basilar skull fracture. Bella Gunnabe Gifted was found down after being “bitted up” in a shank bit for more than an hour....
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Mark Arballo Sentenced in Reining Horse's Death

California reining horse trainer Mark Arballo was sentenced to three-years probation for felony animal cruelty. During that period Arballo is not permitted to work with horses, while serving his time in North Carolina....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Reining Horse Trainer Pleads Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty

A horse trainer accused of causing the September 2013 training death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty. Mark Arballo faces up to three years in prison....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Arballo Ordered to Stand Trial for Felony Horse Abuse

A California judge ordered Mark Arballo to stand trial for felony animal abuse on Monday. The charge stems from the death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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Mark Arballo Charged with Animal Cruelty in Reining Horse Death

Prosecution Bites Arballo, Adds Second Horse Abuse Charge

A second animal abuse charge has been filed in California against Mark Arballo stemming from his alleged maltreatment of the mare, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

MARTHA TORKINGTON and RIVER VALLEY RANCH, LLC; Plaintiffs, vs. MARK ARBALLO, et al; Defendants.

The death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted after a trainer allegedly left the mare unsupervised and “bitted up” in a shank bit has prompted a civil suit by the derby reining horse’s owner....
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Plaintiff Martha Torkington alleges reining horse trainer, Mark Arballo, intended to cause harm to her mare, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, due to the rising level of contentiousness between them....
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Mark Arballo Pleads Not Guilty in Reining Horse’s Death

Mark Arballo Pleads Not Guilty in Reining Horse’s Death

A reining horse trainer pleaded not guilty in California on Thursday to animal cruelty. Mark Arballo’s defense attorney told the court the case is about envy, not horse abuse....
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v. MARK ARBALLO

Mark Arballo of Arballo Reining Horses is charged with felony animal abuse for the September 2013 death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted. The mare was owned by Martha Torkington of San Diego Equestrian Center formerly called...
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Mark Arballo Charged with Animal Cruelty in Reining Horse Death

Mark Arballo Charged with Animal Cruelty in Reining Horse Death

A felony animal abuse charge has been filed in California against Mark Arballo stemming from the September 2013 death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, according to the prosecutor's office....
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Reining Horse Death

Reining Horse Death, Still No Charges

Ten months after a "training" session turned deadly for the California reining derby horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, criminal charges still have not been filed....
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Reining Horse's Death Investigation Continues

Charges Recommended in Reining Horse's Death

Animal service officials in San Diego are recommending criminal charges be brought against two unnamed individuals for the alleged abuse of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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Mark Arballo: What Lies Beneath

Mark Arballo: What Lies Beneath

The recent death of Martha Torkington’s reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, after one of Mark Arballo’s training sessions has spurred a criminal investigation in California....
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Reining Horse's Death Investigation Continues

Reining Horse's Death Investigation Continues

The six-year old quarter horse was purchased by Martha Torkington in June. The mare was in the training program of Mark Arballo and his girlfriend, Patrice Hohl, of Arballo Reining Horses. The pair worked out of The ...
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