Wednesday, June 29, 2005

There's a pony in there somewhere

The NBC-TV affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth reports in an online article about the multi-million horse industry in that part of the country that Merrie Spaeth, a public relations consultant in Dallas, sold her late husband's stamp collection and paid $18,700 for Junior Mint, a Welsh pony for her 13-year-old daughter.

Besides the upfront costs of purchasing the horse there was the $300 paddock boots, $700 riding boots, $500 show jackets, tack, vet bills, farrier bills and $450 a month to board Junior Mint at Windmill Stables.

Spaeth said it's worth it, teaching Maverick invaluable lessons about responsibility, compassion and pride. "And as parents, we know that horses delay boys," Spaeth added.

So the next time you look at your stamp collection, just think... one day it could be a pony for someone you love.

PS - Speaking of horses and such, click here for an interesting post from another blog about The Dead Horse stamp.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:53 AM