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World War Two Horse-Hero's Great-Grand-Son Found Living In Obscurity In Pittsburgh Suburb (Long)
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- Subject: World War Two Horse-Hero's Great-Grand-Son Found Living In Obscurity In Pittsburgh Suburb (Long)
- From: Susie Wimberly <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 16:24:15 -0700 (PDT)
You get two e-mails from Susie & Tez tonight, and that's it!
Y'all went to the endurance rides this weekend. Tez & I & the
legendary trail dog Reilly O'Dog (under-the-weather, but recovering)
We were bored, so we spent some hours in the Arabian horse pages on
the Internet, learning stuff, boning up on our Arabian horse culture.
I bought Tez in 1995 from a show barn. Lotsa glitz, NSH awards, all
sorts of nominated horses, gruelling travel schedules, impatient
trainers. I went to this recognized Arabian horse farm to purchase a
seasoned, well trained, discipline, well behaved, trustworthy ten year
old Arabian mare. You know, terrific horse for any owner, especially
an idiot like me.
I left the barn in possession of a good-looking, spirited, amiable 4
year old bay gelding under saddle for 6 months. Not under saddle
working cattle, mind-you. Under saddle training in a round-ring,
living in a padded cell, three Western pleasure shows under his belt.
You know, routine!
I purchased Tez because - in the presence of two prospective clients
and 6 barn employees, trainers, etc., he managed to sneak a nip at my
b--b without their catching it (but they were all RIGHT THERE). Very
agile, very sneaky, very cute. Deliberately -- "who me?? Naaah!"
What I now own is a seven year old endurance prospect with a heart as
large as all of Pennsylvania, a nice body, strong tendons, good
hooves, and horse-mind with a great deal of independence in it.
And, I've wondered for three years - who is this guy in my barn? And
why do I like him so much?
Well, accidentally, I came across an article on the net about a
stallion named *Witez II. You know the line? Ofir? Kuhailan Haifi?
I read the article. I pulled Tez's papers out of mothballs in the
file cabinet. I compared the article to his AHR certificate.
I found two more articles, one of which deals with the athletic
performance of *Witez II's get and grand-get.
My jaw dropped.
I had no idea! Witez II, recued by General "blood n guts" Patton's
troops from becoming dog meat at the end of the war! My boy's great
I told Tez all about it before our ride this afternoon.
He took it in stride - in one ear & out the other.
My legacy munches on and needs to have his whiskers trimmed.
Now, one of the Arabian breeding farms out west has a new little
cousin of Tez's, a black filly just foaled in May of this year.
Trisha. Boy, do I need this? Somebody stop me!
Susie & EA Tezzeray (& Reilly O'Dog)
P.S. Hope Y'all had successful competitions this weekend, and who
accomplished what on the trail (ride updates)?
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