In Memory of
"Threats Dot's Star"
Threat's Dot's Star was my first Tennessee Walking Horse. When I meet Pee Wee, he was looking for someone to help him train this young stud. I know nothing about TWH, but I did know how to ride. I would ride next to Pee Wee as he described the gait and what to do to improve Star's gaits. I was thinking I wanted to switch to these smooth gaited horses, but what would I do with a stallion??? I couldn't find a mare to buy, and I had three Arab-AQHA crosses. I rode him for a year, and then Pee Wee sold him. Then, when Pee Wee got him back, I didn't hesitate and purchased him. While out riding, no one knew he was a stallion unless they took a closer look. He did not act like a stud, just like a calm, gentle gelding. I could ride him in a crowd of horses without a concern. Beginner riders could take him down the trail and experience no difficulty. I rode him in competitive trail rides. The hardest part was figuring out how to double tie him, as is required of all stallions. We got second place in our first competitive trail ride (would have had first if I had him retested when he whinnied when the horse next to him left during the P&R check). During that ride, we assisted many riders that were nervous around the snow and slick rocks. We brought back an extra saddle bag someone had dropped. I took this horse to shows, athough I knew nothing about how to show a horse. We went on many pack trips all over Colorado. Unfortunately, a week after Splash was born, Star was diagnosed with a tumor that had broken through his bowel, and we had to put him down immediately to stop his suffering.
Sire, Parader's Black Dust
Dam, Threat's Double Dot
"THE RAINBOW BRIDGE"
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow bridge because of its many
colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a
land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When ever a beloved horse passes from this realm,
they all go to this very special valley.
There is always thick lush green pastures with
tall grasses dancing in a soft breeze.
There's crystal clear blue sparkling waters,
running in rivers, waterfalls and streams.
Warm spring weather with a soft gentle breeze.
The old and frail animals are young again.
Those that had been injured or maimed are made whole again.
They romp and play all day.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with their
special person who loved them here on Earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes when
one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
Nostrils flaired, Ears up!
Sparkling eyes, from the intent gaze,
As this one looks onward towards the bridge!
And then, suddenly runs from the group!
You have been seen, and when you and your special
friend meet, you wrap your arms around your special
friends neck, tangle your fingers within the locks of hair
in the flowing mane, your freind arches that graceful
neck and bows low the noble head, in order to be able to
reach down in your arms embrace.
You look into those big knowing & loving eyes,
as your own lashes are covered in a vail of happy tears.
You are at long last, together again
And Together you cross over the Rainbow Bridge
Never to be separated again...
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