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Obituary–Albert L. Davis Sr.



On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Albert Davis Sr. collapsed and died at the barn while preparing to work horses. Davis was a lifelong trainer of the breed he loved – the Tennessee Walking Horse. Growing up in Waynesville, N.C., he had a natural talent early on that surfaced while helping his uncle with his horses. That innate talent eventually took him to successful barns in Georgia, then to a permanent home base in Pennsylvania.
           
Always having time for a kind word or a helping hand, Davis never met anyone who wasn’t enriched by knowing him, and he made each and every person feel special. He had a soft spot in his heart for all animals, always handling them with a respectful and kind hand. He had an eye for good horses that never failed.
           
While operating his own show barn, Hidden Springs, in southeast Pennsylvania for many years, just a few of his show ring champions, from Pennsylvania, Virginia to Tennessee included The Sand Blaster, Mountain Fidler, Miss Amoret and Major Julep. The last 25 years Davis managed horses for the Light family. Their successful show horses included Saber’s Jet, Ebony’s Black Pearl, President’s Wild Card and Design Showtime. His respect for the horses and their welfare was always uppermost to him.
           
The regard and esteem held for Davis by other horsemen was evident wherever he went. He was a true gentleman and a true horseman.
           
Davis is survived by four children and numerous grandchildren.

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