Who doesn't find miniature horses and little ponies absolutely adorable? We most certainly do!
We feel very sorry for these tiny tots that end up at auctions and kill pens. When purchased by kill buyers, they get stuffed into stock trailers with full sized horses and get injured. It doesn't get any better when they arrive at the kill pens; they get shoved in with full sized horses and get beat up and starved down. Those that are not lucky enough to get saved, are sold by the kill pens to feed the carnivores at zoos. We try to help as many of these tiny ones as we can.
We found Jingles at the Oklahoma kill pen before we picked up Rio from the Oklahoma vet hospital. We felt it best that Rio not take the 10 hour drive from the hospital to the rescue alone, after all the trauma Rio has been through. We picked out a confident and friendly miniature horse female who needed rescued from the kill pen to be of comfort and company to Rio. Little Jingles is with Rio in quarantine and will come to the rescue in a month.