Kactus K’s Little Spitfire – A Memorial

Kactus K’s Little Spitfire 1988-2017

Without the use of words, Spitfire told us that today was the time to go.

He was our very first miniature horse. Purchased as a yearling, he’d been with us for 28 of his 29 years. We can still remember seeing him for the first time, a little fluff ball of white hair, standing in a pen in Corrales NM.

While we never quite achieved a National Championship, he was in the National Top Ten 5 times in Roadster Driving, earned 17 National AMHA Register of Merit in almost every discipline, and had his AMHA Champion designation for earning the necessary points in all the mandatory categories. He was a “stud” – literally – and gave us many lovely foals.

We have so many memories from showing him for over 20 years. We trained him, and he certainly taught us a thing or two.

Obviously, his name was given to him after he hit the ground running. His whole life, he was both a joy and a challenge. His absence leaves a great void.   Gary and Gwynne

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The Most Snow in 30 years

And it’s still snowing..I took the first 12 photos shown on Dec 28th.  The remainder, today Jan 8th.  It has been snowing on and off during that period.  We are so thankful for our neighbors and farmer for clearing our road or we would have been in deep …. I mean snow of course.  Click on images to enlarge.

In the above photos note our miniature horses searching for food with the snow up to their bellies. The dogs searching for that special spot to relieve themselves and the chicken coop buried in snow. See what the coop locked like this summer here.

 

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