Bella was tied around, her nose to the stirrup wearing a curb bit, whipped, beaten and terrorized until she flipped over and cracked her head open, bleeding from nose ears and mouth. Resident reining horse "trainer", Mark Arballo, continued beating her while she lay writhing in pain, dying. He is currently believed to be in hiding as criminal charges are being sought. River Valley Ranch in San Diego County is owned by Martha Torkington-Kiss and George Kiss. Both insist this is a common training method.