November 10, 2005 - Wildwood Reining Horses has lost one of its best. Wildwood Tamarac lost her fight with a rare form of skin cancer and was laid to rest with her dam and granddam under the apple tree on my property. Tamarac was a trained reining horse, competing in competitions in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. She was my horse of choice for many reining demonstrations in BC in 1990 - 1992 as well. She was a kind and willing partner and a true athlete. A fellow competitor once remarked that she looked like "a little gymnast" because she was so flexible. She was also known by her droopy lower lip (she was that relaxed at shows!). She passed the droopy lip on to many of her foals along with her athleticism.
Tamarac has produced 10 "Wildwood" babies. Seven are mares, all trained reining horses, one colt standing at stud in Manitoba Canada. Her 2004 and 2005 colts will follow the footsteps of their sisters into the reining pen in the next few years. At the time of her death, she was a grandma five times. I am keeping at least four of her daughters for my brood mare band, so that number will be on the rise in the next few years. With her genes and the genes of her ancestors (Check out Duchess and Mahogany), I can't go wrong.
This fine mare will be missed at Wildwood, but I have daily reminders of her in the horses I ride today. Goodbye my friend..
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|Tamarac - Goldrush Futurity 1990||...with her 2004 colt, Wildwood Eagle||...with 2005 colt, Wildwood Courage|
Tamarac's first seven foals at left