Myo Starlight and the Bell family (left to right): Lydia, 14; Pake, 12; Kynley, 7; and Spence and Kristin. • Photo by Beth DeLozier

A Rising Star

Her dam wasn’t purchased for any reason other than because she was a cutting-bred mare. She wasn’t bred to excel in any particular discipline. Her foray into the breeding world was a last-minute back-up plan. And yet Myo Starlight has quickly become a rising star, finishing 2016 as the No. 1 dam of reining horses while also producing money-earners in the reined cow horse arena.