VENTURE'S LEGEND, aka Legend came to us from Heidi Stubbs about 2007. Although Legend was registered as half-arab, he was actually about 7/8 arab, mostly blue star and blue list arab. Blue Star and Blue List arabian horses are an exclusive line of horses that trace pure geneology back into strains that started with Muhammad. These lines are guarded carefully and unusual in the United States. He was trained in classical dressage by Heidi and ridden extensively in the show circuits on the East Coast. He accepted his retirement gracefully. well mostly. When he arrived, Legend was convinced that children were a conspiracy to ruin his day and avoided interaction with anyone under 5' tall. In the summer of 2008, he finally decided that children were not as bad as he thought and actually participated and enjoyed summer camp. He always was the first in line to get tangles removed and loves a good bubble bath. He always showed everyone how it is supposed to be done in the arena. Legend became such a treasure in the barn. After several years of living with malignant melanomas, his tumors had grown to the point that they were inoperable and impacting the quality of his life. We spent the morning with him, brushing his fur, combing his mane and tail, and feeding him all of the favorite cookies he could eat in a sunny, grassy field before we sent him on over the Rainbow Bridge. He will be sorely missed and was truly a special creature.