Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/26/13

Mariano Rivera must feel slighted. Rivera has received some pretty awesome gifts during his season-long farewell tour, but the Rockies swung from the heels with their gift to Todd Helton. Helton, who is retiring after 17 seasons with Colorado, was honored on the field at Coors Field prior to the Rockies’ game against the Red Sox on Wednesday — his final game in Colorado. The coolest moment may have been Helton catching the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter, but the strangest moment involved an animal. The Rockies gave Helton a horse — yes, an actual horse — as a going-away present. The horse’s name apparently is A True Bust A Move. Check out the new four-legged member of the Helton family in the photos below. Yes the @Rockies gave Todd Helton a horse. No seriously, a living horse -> http://t.co/tJ4Hvb8k7G— Joey Maestas (@SportsJoey) September 26, 2013 Fact: The @Rockies ROCK at retirement gifts. They presented #Rockies Todd Helton with a HORSE and a #Rockies saddle: http://t.co/sRvrdCXbUh— April Whitzman (@Alleycat17) September 26, 2013 Meet the newest member of the Helton family, A Tru Bustamove. #ThanksTodd http://t.co/fIWXUhaqia— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 26, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, MLB, Ricky Doyle

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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