Nightlinger first rescued him from an abusive situation when he was just 4 months old. Now, he's simply family.
"One of his favorite things to do is to lay by the bonfire with his belly out enjoying the heat," Nightlinger writes on the GoFundMe page. "He loves going for walks, and exploring the garage and trying to go upstairs! He's more like a toddler than a miniature horse."
It's a mad, mad world, Max. But sometimes, life is a carousel of kindness. And as long as there are little boys with mammoth hearts like Cole, it's a world worth being a miniature horse in.