Please join us in the celebration of North America's First True Horse, the Colonial Spanish Horse. HOA is a unified registry open to Original Indian Horses, Barbs, Spanish Barbs & Spanish Mustangs. CS type horses from the wild may be registered by inspection. These include (but are not limited to): Sulphur, Kiger, Pryor Mountain, Cerbat, Mt. Taylor and Florida Cracker.
Steve Edwards, Lido & Sand Creek, a Corolla Wild Horse
My youngest brother, Patrick Elido Edwards, died December 29, 2008, in a hunting accident at age 17. Lido was born with cerebral palsy. Although his right arm was of little use to him, and his right leg was not much stronger, for several years, Lido was the first person to mount each of the wild horses and colts that I started.
One day when he was about ten years old, he mounted five horses that had never been mounted and was only bucked off of one of them. Cerebral palsy made everything that he did difficult, and his spirit made everything that he did possible. He ran, trained, and worked hard to build a rock-hard, lean body. His left arm carried the strength of most grown men's entire upper bodies, and he could run five miles faster than most teens in his class.
He also understood that the essence of natural horsemanship was to simply communicate with a horse in a language that the horse understood. He knew how to handle a scared horse with only his eyes, and a mean horse with only a rope halter. His ability convinced me that it was possible to teach natural horsemanship to kids to the degree that they could actually start and train their own colts with proper supervision and instruction.
During the first few years that I conducted training clinics and demonstrations, Lido was my only assistant. During one of my clinics with a particularly rough BLM mare who gave me great difficulty in saddling, I heard a voice coming out of the audience as I explained that I would not be mounting her for the clinic. "Um ah bolunteer," Lido called out. Lido's speech was as labored by cerebral palsy as much of his movement. Lido was the toughest ranch hand that I will ever know. He had guts. He loved animals and people. And when he rode, he rode hard. He treated those around him with good-natured kind-heartedness.
The Horse of the Americas Registry has honored Lido by establishing and administering a fund in his name to assist in the rescue of individual endangered Colonial Spanish Horses.
Contributions may be made to the Lido Fund--HOA Registry, and mailed to:
Crazy Horse Farm
1601 Little Rock-Jackstown Road
Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
Online Contributions may also be made through our Pay Pal link on the
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