GILLETTE, Wyo. — A miniature horse was hit and killed in Rozet by an unknown passing vehicle over the weekend, a law enforcement official said this morning.
Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said deputies responded after a 72-year-old man reported the hit-and-run at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 11 on the 800 block of Cow Creek Road in Rozet. The vehicle would have been northbound on the road at the time of the crash. There were no skid marks or vehicle debris on the road.
Reynolds said the deputy who responded found the horse on the road’s eastbound shoulder. It appeared that the horse was standing in the middle of the road or crossing west to east at the time it was struck. The area is open range.
Reynolds said the deputy’s report did not specify a description of the horse, which had an estimated value of about $800.
According to an article on TheMiniatureHorse.com, a miniature horse, unlike a pony, is bred to have the same proportions as a full-sized horse. A miniature horse is supposed to be, at most, 34 inches tall at the withers, while a pony is a horse that is shorter than 58 inches at the withers.