Several years ago a miniature horse named Spanky was rescued and taken to Horse Creek Ranch in Washington State. He was just two years old and was not a happy guy. For one thing he was quite overweight. The first few weeks with the people of Rother Horsemanship were kicked and bitten. A year of special training made Spanky a changed horse. He was well socialized and happier -- though he was still a bit of a "naughty" horse.