Buck, a quarter/Florida cracker horse cross, has been housed at Lake Louisa State Park for the past four years. Brian and Mary Ellen Sheets have been his sole providers, on their own time and with their own money. The Sheets have requested from the State of Florida Park Service and DEP to obtain ownership of Buck and, in essence, retire him from State service. The Sheets have offered to replace Buck with a purebred Florida Cracker horse so that the Park Service will still have a horse for its purposes. We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders of the State of Florida to act now to allow Brian and Mary Ellen Sheets to have permanent ownership of Buck. We understand the bond that develops between a horse and its owner and feel that it is in the best interest of all parties to allow this transaction to occur.