A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Each horse comes with a positive-reinforcement message that's displayed each time you go to its stable to feed and care for it.
Products & Purchases
You need to buy and register Bella Sara trading cards ($2.50 a pack) in order to add horses to your online stable and "buy" items for your online cottage. The site also has links to retail stores that carry Bella Sara cards and merchandise, plus the site has its own online store.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Internet safety is of little concern here, since there's no way for members to chat or contact each other. Upon sign-up -- which kids under 12 must have approved by an adult -- each member is given one free online horse; to add more horses, however, members must purchase Bella Sara trading cards ($2.50 a pack; there are links to retailers that sell them). And only by adding horses can members earn horseshoes, the Bella Sara currency that allows them to "buy" items to furnish their online cottages.
Is It Any Good?
This site is a delightful, fantasy-filled place where girls will enjoy spending their time (though parents need to make sure it's a reasonable amount of time). The only downside is that if a kid is unable to buy a lot of cards and add horses fairly often, he or she may eventually run out of things to do.
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