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'Tibby' passed from this earth to Horse Heaven on Tuesday, July 2nd 2012.  Rest in Peace beloved friend; we were so blessed to have you!


Tibby and Caleb with Karen riding double

Isaac riding Tibby

Tibby was donated to OAT by Stacy and Mark Armstrong and their 7-year old daughter Sydney of Amarillo.  Tibby was a very special horse in Sydney's life because Tibby helped restore her confidence and love of riding after a bad experience with a pony earlier on.  After just a short time Tibby and Sydney were galloping over cross-country fences and competing in local events.  Sydney has since graduated to a younger horse that will be better able to "grow" with her ability. Tibby is an aged gelding and it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to continue physically with the rigors of eventing.  It is estimated that Tibby is in his late twenties.  When the family heard OAT was looking for a small horse for the program they thought it was the perfect opportunity for Tibby to continue doing what he does best - helping children.  Tibby ("Coronel") was once owned by legendary team roper Kenneth "Speed" Williams.  Tibby has done it all.  From roping, to polo, to eventing and now he will debut as a physical therapy horse.  We are all confident Tibby will instill confidence in more riders to come.   

Caleb riding Tibby in the 2010 XIT Parade

MAR 03 2010 Eta Upsilon met with OAT Directors, Caleb and 'Tibby' to present a donation of $6800.00

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