On Christmas morning 2016, we gave my 10 year old daughter Kaitlyn a mini horse named Sparky. We got him on a very discounted rate because the previous owner could no longer take care of him. Ordinarlily, we could not afford a mini horse, so we were extremely excited to say the least. Finanacial times are very tough right now.
On March 14, 2017, Sparky found his way out of his pen and made it to the main road. A driver at 1:30 am hit Sparky going well over 50 mph. We can tell just by examining the accident seen, such as skid marks and where Sparky landed that they were litterally flying down the middle of the road. The only blessing is that Sparky was killed instantly. He did not suffer. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.
As you may imagine, my daughter Kaitlyn is devastated. We are securing the pen with the help from our neighbors soon. We never did figure out how he escaped or why. Normally, he would be too scared to leave our three large geldings that protect him. Diamond, our oldest gelding, was his best buddy. Diamond continues to call out for Sparky, so I also need a new mini for buddy to help Diamond get over this loss too. Unfortunately, I have no money for another mini horse. Feeling very responsible for my daughter’s pain, I of course, want to make it better by replacing the horse so she can move on and this won’t be a memory that will scar her. Most mini horse breeders want a lot of money, sometimes as much as $2,500 or more. I was lucky to find someone that is willing to sell us a new mini horse for only $900. Hopefully, he won’t be sold before we have the funds to get him. Otherwise….. mini horses are so much more. However, I continue to search for something even cheaper.
If anyone out there has it in their heart to donate to Kaitlyn’s mini horse fund, I will forever be grateful. If and when we get enough money to buy another mini horse, I’d love to make videos that I could share with my donors. If anyone has any questions, please let me know. If this doesn’t work, well, at least I tried. Thank you.