I have ridden and worked with horses most of my life, from riding and breaking Shetlands as a kid and then quarter horses as I outgrew the little guys. In the late 80’s, my husband Kenny and I reluctantly sold our horses due to all our energy being funneled into creating our own businesses. Since that day, I have always had a hole in my heart.
   A couple of years ago, I became interested in the miniature horses. After extensive research, I decided to create Bar U5 Miniature Horse Farm (U5 was my Grandfathers old brand). I wanted brood mares that would produce refined foals. Foals that would possess chiseled Arabian-type heads, tiny tight ears, long arched necks, magnificent shoulders,  short backs, a strong hip and high tail sets.  Don't we all!  
   Luckily, I didn’t have to go too far to search for the right package.  Wisteria Mini Horse Ranch, owned by Rex and Monette Freeman was only a short drive away. Monette was very helpful in guiding me through both processes of selecting and buying the horses. She always took the time and effort to educate me on the "do's & dont's" of caring and breeding mini horses. She has become not only my mentor, but also my friend…..Thank You Monette.
  We purchased 4 excellent brood mares from the Freeman’s Horse Ranch, Wisteria. In the meantime, our girls have produced 2 fillies and 2 colts for us. Each and every foal that we have been blessed with is imprinted. The foals receive our one on one attention from the time they are born until they are ready to leave for their new homes. The foals born to our mares are fully prepared to embark on either an ambitious show career or becoming a valuable asset to any breeding program.

*We will work with you on payment plans or quanity discounts in order for you to get a mini horse you can be proud of

Call: 337-394-6683 WRITE TO US OR EMAIL WANDA .
Belle Ecorce Farm's Bar U5 Miniature Horses
St. Martinville, LA 70582                     wbarras@aol.com
Our Farm
AMHA registry and the AMHR registry and their differences:
AMHA American Miniature Hose Association - A Texas based registry which requires all of their miniature horses to measure 34" or less.
AMHR American Miniature Horse Registry - An Illinois based registry has two seperate height catagories under their definition of a miniature horse:

Division "A" miniature - 34" and under
Division "B" miniature - over 34" to 38"

We are members of the AMHA & AMHR. Both registries offer year round shows & a National Competition.
Amerian Miniature Horse Association
American Miniature Horse Registry
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Bar U5 Miniature Horses
All of our prices and availability are subject to change. We reserve the right to deny any sale of any of our horses. Sales will be based on suitability, responsibility of horse ownership and/or proper facilities. Horses are sold with no guarantees unless otherwise specified in the contract. Discounts will be considered only if more than one horse is purchased. All of our horses are insured and we advise you to do the same.  
Our miniature horses are available for pre-purchase inspection at anytime prior to sale at the buyers’ expense. Seeing our horses in person are encouraged and recommended. You are always welcomed to stop by our farm.  

All shipped and transportation costs are at the buyers responsibility. However, we are willing to help with organizing the transportation. We will board your foal(s) until weaned or until agreed upon time of pickup.
Thank you and we hope to see you here.
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Terms of Sale
Kenny & Wanda Barras
Our Family
My name is Wanda Barras. I've been married to my husband, Kenny, for 38 years. Kenny is a General Contractor and works in the oilfield industry. He owns his own business and has worked in this field since the late 70's. Kenny and I have one daughter, Christine, who is 34 years old. She is married to Matt and they have a 12 year old son named Tre'. We all live here on family property that sits right on the banks of the Bayou Teche. We are able to see each other on a daily basis.
Our wonderful miniature horse herd is our main priority.  Various chores and daily husbandry practices are performed daily usually by me, family members and my workers. Our goal here is to keep the horses happy and healthy.
I own and operate several farm businesses here at Belle Ecorce Farms. These businesses include Tres Belle Chevre, a micro goat dairy and goat cheese processesing plant.  Cage'N Bird my exotic bird aviary and avian hand feeding, breeder supply mail order company. And of course our new addition, Bar U5 Miniature Horse Farm.
We have a wonderful life here at Belle Ecorce Farms. My family and I are really excited about this new venture into the miniature horse world. We all look forward to meeting you.

Come by and let us share our “ lil’ slice of heaven” with you!
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