In Loving Memory of LTD's Hocus Pocus
"Don't Cry For The Horses"
Don't cry for the horses that life has set free.
A million white horses forever to be.
Don't cry for the horses now in God's hand.
As they dance and they prance in a heavenly band.
They were ours as a gift, but never to keep.
As they close their eyes forever to sleep.
Their spirits unbound. On silver wings they fly.
A million white horses against the blue sky.
Look up into heaven, you'll see them above.
The horses we lost, the horses we loved.
Manes and tails flowing, they gallop through time.
They were never yours, they were never mine.
Don't cry for the horses. They'll be back someday.
When our time is gone, they will show us the way.
Do you hear that soft nicker? Close to your ear?
Don't cry for the horses. Love the ones that are here.
LTD's HOCUS POCUS
AMHR Black Roan Minimal Marked Overo Stallion, 31.5"
LTD's Magic Man x LTD's Happy Color
This wonderful horse had the presence and style in the show ring that it took to win
10 National and Reserve National Titles.
Hocus was only 4 years old when he passed away on November 7, 2000. His dynamic show career began as a youngster of only 5 months old. Hocus' presence and animation was undeniable at the 1996 AMHR Nationals. Showing against huge classes of National Caliber horses, his winning number #111, was called again and again. Hocus was the only weanling entry of 52 older horses in the Amateur Stallion class and much to our delight, we Danced away the Winner!
With a very limited foal crop and his first 2 foals shown, LTD's Hocus Pocus sired 2 National Top Ten Winners! Watch for LTD's Wizard to carry on the Winning Tradition of his beloved sire.
LTD’s Hocus Pocus
1996 AMHR GRAND Reserve National Champion Stallion (A)
1996 AMHR National Champion Junior Stallion (A)
1996 AMHR National Champion Stallion Foal (A)
1996 AMHR National Champion Futurity Stallion Foal (A)
1996 AMHR National Champion Amateur Stallion (A)
1996 AMHR National Champion Owned & Bred by Exhibitor (A)
1996 AMHR Reserve National Champion Get of Sire Entry (A/B)
1997 AMHR National Champion Amateur Stallion (A)
1997 AMHR National Champion Get of Sire Entry (A/B)
1998 AMHR National Champion Futurity 2 Year Old Stallion (A)
MANY times FIRST place and GRAND Champion Stallion(A)
On the morning of June 5, 1996 I changed my routine of going directly to the barn to feed and decided to take a walk in the pasture. It was a beautiful morning and I thought I would go and check on the mares who were still several weeks off. I called out to one mare who was standing alone with her head towards the ground, and remember saying, "Happy, you didn't lay down and have your colt early, now did you?" Happy lifted her head and looked at me, then dropped it down to the ground again. I immediately started running towards her and thats when I found hidden in the tall grass at her feet, a beautiful little bald face, black colt. He had been born for several hours and hadn't stood yet, as the birth sack still covered his hindquarters. He was in the upright position with his head tilted sideways and muzzle resting on the ground. His mouth was cold and he didn't look alive at all. My heart started racing as I scooped him up and ran full-speed to the barn, with his mother, Happy, nickering and following behind. Into a stall we went, I grabbed a cup and syringe and milked out some colostrum and proceeded to syringe feed the little guy, praying that I wasn't too late. For a couple hours I worked with him, then all of a sudden, his sucking reflex came in and he started coming alive! Within 24 hours, he was acting like a normal foal. I monitored him closely for the first week, thinking this was too good to be true. He was so FULL of LIFE and personality. All I could think of was how close I had come to not finding him in time. It was magical... the way he came out of it...
Hence his name, LTD's Hocus Pocus.
I thank God for sending me to find him that morning and allowing me to have 4 years of wonderful memories, that could have easily been missed. Hocus was a very special part of LTD's history. He loved to show and would stand like a statue with ears pricked at attention. He will always be a winner and first place in my heart. I miss you Hocus, and will always remember your spirit. Until we meet again, my dear friend, may you race with the Many Champions who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Proudly Loved, Shown and Bred by
LTD Miniature Stallions Top Ten Reasons/ List of National Wins/ Boys 4 Sale / Mares For Sale/ Amateur Story/ AQHA/PHBA Stallion/