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Equine Obituary – Himself




April 26, 1996 – June 14, 2021

On Monday, June 14, 2021, the Smith Family said goodbye to their beloved Himself. The big roan gentle giant was sired by Pusher’s Big Score and was out of Generator’s Golden Child. In His early years, he was a show ring favorite with Jamie “Red” Etheredge. In the fall of 2002, Sarah (Nichols) Smith fell in love with the gelding and in February 2003, with the help of her parents, Walter and Becky Nichols and Tim Smith, Himself became hers. 

Tim Smith cared for Himself for over 20 years and in turn, Himself took care of the whole Smith Family. Sarah showed the gelding in the Youth 12-17 Division, TWHBEA Youth Medallion, Ladies Amateur and Amateur Canter classes. Himself taught many kids and adults to ride as you could tie the reins together and simply tell him what to do. 

Not only did Himself made Sarah Smith’s dreams come true, but those of many young riders. Amy Nesius rode Himself to numerous Youth Equitation wins including the 2006 Youth 12-14 Equitation World Championship as well as the Youth Equitation World Grand Championship. He also helped Samantha Green win the TWHBEA Youth Medallion High Point Award.

In his later years, Himself enjoyed spa days and photo shoots with Abi and Lexi Smith and was always waiting for Andy Smith to feed him treats. The Smith family will miss his presence in their lives for years to come. 

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