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