Equine Superstars and Everyday Heroes

By Janis Blackwell

In this issue of “Equine Superstars and Everyday Heroes,” we will meet a sure enough equine everyday hero named Sparky.

Sparky is a seven-year-old registered black and white tobiano paint gelding whose registered name is Chey Sparky Thunder Junior. Sparky belongs to Ruth Christensen. Sparky and Ruth reside in Azle, Texas, along with Ruth’s other horses, who are barrel racing horses. That was what Ruth intended Sparky’s career to be also, but according to Ruth, God had other ideas.

Now to understand that statement, you have to know the whole Sparky story, so here goes. Three years ago, Ruth had finished ground working with a friend’s horse, when out of boredom she decided to get on Facebook and look at what horses were in some of the kill lots.

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