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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sue Hacker!!!

Sue Hacker (Teenie weenies, #5458) has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert Level Horse Dreams Merit Badge!

“In my back road drives, I found myself admiring those cute little tiny horses. I knew nothing about them or if they required more because of their small size. After talking with a trainer friend, I learned they were so easy to care for and required less hay, and space. I also learned they are great for cart driving for adults, which looked pretty fun.

I kinda peeked on craigslist to see miniature horses were on there, and found a handsome little sorrel paint. He was with a rescue group and a lot older. I looked at the rescue site, and saw a little miniature mare, the same age. I inquired about him, then about her, and asked if it’s possible to get them both. They said that would be ideal because they have been together all their life. But If I wanted just one, that would be okay too. Without any hesitation, I happily adopted them both and even a cart to drive him. It didn’t take me long to realize he knew how to cart drive, but he’s happier just enjoying the retired life with his little woman. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to make Sniffy and Libby part of our family.

Um, well… it has turned dangerous – in the best of ways. I have since rescued three other horses and have been continually learning more about not only horses, but different breeds. I am always sharing the joy of horses with my daughters and encouraging them to enjoy these amazing and beautiful animals.”

  1. Mary Beth Schwarz says:

    Sue, what a wonderful thing to do after your research, especially for older rescued horses. Thanks for your inspirational story! I have seen them at our State Fair and admired them. Mary Beth

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