SHINING SPARK: JANUARY 18, 1989 – DECEMBER 27, 2021.
“Blessed with a depth of life beyond measure.” As much as Shining Spark's mind, heart and eyes shined bright, I knew in my heart that his body was getting tired. Today, just three weeks shy of his 33rd birthday we made the decision to say our goodbyes. Shiner was always a wise, kind gentleman and for over 32 years, he was the "heart and soul" of Carol Rose Quarter Horses. He lived a legendary life and had a tremendous impact on so many families, friends, young people and equine disciplines worldwide. He fulfilled my dreams and inspired so many others. His life exceeded expectations, his career and versatility unmatched. It will always be an honor and a privilege to have shared in his life's work and to be a part of his legacy, as well as future.
Special thanks to Dr. Joe Carter and Dr. Dickson Varner for helping me make the right decision.
Thanks to all the friends who have called, texted, messaged and written me after they heard the news. Special thanks also to Humberto Camacho, Todd Wagner, Sam Rose, Dr. Joe Carter and his staff for your love and assistance with Shiner’s final moments.
Goodbye Shiner, you will forever be the Shining Spark in my heart, and for so many others– you lived up to your name in every way. Rest in peace my friend. ~ Carol Rose