Tinker the Miniature Bell Ringer Horse Named Horse of the Year

Posted by Allie Layos
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Tinker the Miniature horse is proof that you don't have to be big to achieve big things, even Horse of the Year honors!

A Miniature horse named Tinker was recently named Horse of the Year by the Wisconsin Horse Council for his unique work with The Salvation Army.

Every year, Tinker and his family, from West Bend, Wisconsin, help raise money for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign, ringing bells outside of local stores.

Tinker has been trained to ring his own tiny bell, and even hold a sign that reads, "Thank you, Merry Christmas."

Tinker received his Horse of the Year award at the Midwest Horse Fair, held April 21-23 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

No doubt this Miniature horse is looking forward to this year's holiday season so he can hit the streets again...with bells on!

What do you think of Tinker's honor? Let us know in the comments below!

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Tinker the Miniature Bell Ringer Horse Named Horse of the Year