(Amurath Baikal X
Maid in Canada)
November 26, 2004
It was better to have had
Billy will always be
remembered as the "man of the barn".
He has left a great void there, as well as, in my heart,
but he has also raised the bar of excellence for me
and, for that, he will always be remembered.
I have hoped,
I have planned,
I have striven.
To the will I have added the deed.
The best that was in me, I've given.
But the Gods and the Fates did not heed.
I've dared, but reached only disaster.
I've battled, but broken my lance.
I am bruised by a pitiless master
that the weak and the timid call chance.
I'm drained, I'm bent and feel cheated
of all that youth urged me to win.
But name me not with the defeated.
Tomorrow, again I begin.
By a U.S.
Reserve Champion Futurity Stallion and out of a daughter of a
Canadian National Top Ten Stallion, this typey grey stallion was a
mirror image of his sire,
a Bask son. His own halter career was extensive and included
Region 18 top five stallion
Region 16 top five stallion
Eastern Canadian Breeders Champion Stallion
East Coast (New England) top five Stallion
Undefeated Most Classic
the same potential under saddle, going Eastern Canadian Breeders Top Five
Western Pleasure in Milton, Ontario in 2002. In 2004, he was
Western Pleasure Champion in every show. Judges predicted a
great future at Regionals and Nationals.
foals have come stamped with his incredible type with gorgeous
heads, huge eyes, long, upright necks, short backs, and smooth,
flat, lengthy croups. They also have his bright, inquisitive and
gentle nature. These youngsters want to be in your back pocket.