Eagle Creek Appaloosa’s, was the “Old Man’s” last home. That was the affectionate nickname for him. We all considered him a very much loved member of the family.
He was so intelligent and gentle, it was very hard to think of him as anything else.
We bought him when he was 16 years old, and he had already lived a very active and athletic life. He had lived all over the United States, sired many beautiful, useful, and super athletic, all-around good horses. He was a working ranch horse with a lot of “cow sense”. He has passed this on.
He was even asked to go 100 miles in 24 hours, without the proper amount of conditioning. His big heart responded and he finished in time.
There are not enough adjectives to describe this wonderful horse, but his progeny are saying it all for him. He passes on his great intelligence, gentleness, athletic ability, and his great heart. He would always give 100% to the end.
Toby had a favorite spot in his corral, where he liked to lay in the sun for a nap. We found him there, in his final sleep, a month after his 30th birthday. He left behind three newborn sons, and a broken-hearted family… Toby… we miss you…