You Have Entered the Rainbow Bridge Link For People And Pets
I Had a Vision in a Dream
I drift off and can feel the presence and see this Holy Person wrapped in a robe sitting by a fire and without words of any sort the thoughts are transmitted to me. I am told that my family member, friend or pet will pass through this dark tunnel or entry and their spirit will be taken up to a place of happiness and joy. You will be removed of all sorrow; there will be no more death, crying or pain. The Old World and its evils are gone. Cares of this world are shed when you pass over this bridge. Your loving guides and those closest to you from before will greet you. Yes, even your adoring dog recognizes your entry. Your cat and your bird sparkle with remembrances in their eyes of the events and love you have shared together. You notice that their coats are like silk, and they are without age or illness. The dullness in their very being has been shed to a brightness of color and the perkiness in their body and ears tells you they are restored to a beauty, as you have never seen in them before. The fields they frolic in and fly above are emerald green with flowers gently weaving like the rhythm of the ocean with colors that you cannot even describe. In this place there is no need of the sun or moon for you will be illuminated by the Light. There is no close at the end of day for there is no night. You will come in glory and in honor and nothing evil will enter into this place. There is a river flowing with the Water of Life crystal clear. On each side of the river grows a tree of life that gives up of fresh crops each month. The leaves are used for medicine to heal. There will never be hunger or thirst again as the Light will lead you and your pets to the life giving waters. The Light will come like fire to this sacred garden. This field is a holy place where we will ride on horses, in chariots, wagons and on mules and even camels. The Wolf and the Lamb will feed together. You are in the midst of the alpha and the omega that will make all things new. You will know without words that this is the place you will meet up with your dear pet, your friends and beloved family, and you will be in the midst of the Light and the Word.
It is because we fear death so much for ourselves that we shed tears over the death of others……..Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi
Rainbow Bridge Memorials
Amos & Jerry We hope you are running in the woods bringing home treasures to another master.
10/31/90 - 2/1/01
There you are on our back door screen looking for us. A gift from Van Double Dutch, you will be missed during foaling as you watched over our mares, as you followed us, came when called and gave both Jerry and I unconditional love. May you be in tall grass carrying home hunted treasures.
Miller’s Mini Red Toyhorse General
/11/92 - 4/30/96
You were such a joy little man with such a kind temperament. I hope You have found a little herd just your size 28”.
Passed away 3/17/93
My friend may you be flying on clouds in your Heavenly chariot. Sadly missed taken too soon.
7/29/88 - 2000
You were quiet, commanding and never a complaint. How thankful I am that your last home during your undetected cancer was at the loving hands of Meg.
The little Catahoula Leopard hound of our Mushroom Alert story. Your walks and frolics in the fields with Jerry are remembered and missed.
passed away 3/13/94
Upon viewing this web site Vance’s son Bob said to his Mom Lois, “you know Mom I think that when God took Dad home the time was right for the overo market. Although Dad did all the footwork in the breeding he just couldn’t sell them. God left it up to you Mom to market the business while the time was right and you have done well. I think Dad would be pleased with what you have done”.
Lt. Col. Wallace B. Hobbs
10/16/14 - 10/26/1966
My father, honorary member of the Queens York Rangers, Ontario, Canada and a dedicated member of the military. You gave me my love of books and desire to look beyond the scope of now into the future.
Entered this world on 4 October 1934 and passed through on 5 May 2002
Judy Schweitzer, my friend and a Miniature Horse foundation breeder and Paso Fino judge. Judy was an original member of the Heart of America Miniature Equine Club and responsible for bringing in some of the early foundation stock to Wisconsin. She was a wealth of knowledge and coached me through the AMHA Nationals onward to seventh position Amateur at Halter with a stallion in early 90’s. She had the AMHA 92 Res. National 28” and under yearling stallion sired by my stallion Evan’s Mike. Judy and her contagious enthusiasm for horses will be missed. Judy, may you be riding on the wings of Angels dear friend, and thank you for your support and friendship.
A Tribute to Sample
August 1966 – October 2004
On October 2004 “Sample” was laid to rest at the Van Lo’s Rainbow Ranch where he lived out a comfortable life for 38 years.
Sample was only a foal when Vance and Lois brought him home, and it was Vance’s intuition that one day this small, loud colored frame overo colt would mark his place in “Equinedom”. Vance said, “We will call him “Sample”, as a sample of things to come and to look forward to.” Such, is the legacy that Sample has left in his lineage and with the Myler friends and breeders that have carried his name and bloodlines within their programs.
Lois says, “that Vance so loved this little colt that he used his name also throughout the Van Lo lines, and with the opening of AMHR his daughters were able to introduce in to registration his genes and his much loved and sought after pattern. It is that same pattern that we see today being shown successfully at the National level producing Champions, and transferring into the International Market.
It was Vance who I first met via phone when I advertised for overo patterned horses. At the time I wanted to write about the patterns; this was also prior to the research released by Ann T. Bowling noting that the frame pattern must be dominant. Why? Because if it were recessive requiring two parents to contribute to the pattern, we now know that in that position the foal would be a non-viable lethal. And, so it was I first met Vance, and was given by him prior to his passing his notes on Sample.
After Vance Myler’s passing it was Lois who picked up the “Sample” reins and many times Lois has said to me, “Carolyn, Sample introduced me to a new life and new friends. Sample was my lifeline and reason to go on living.”
It was finally Lois, who was convinced that in order to expose the line to the world you had to sell and allow the line to leave the farm, something Vance had trouble with, letting go of the offspring. It was also the Myler family that made the Myler Bit a custom specialty bit known internationally through seminars, videos and books. How proud Vance would have been of not only “Sample”, but his family too.
Special thanks goes out to all those friends and breeders who continue on with the “Sample” name here as well as internationally, and to all those who joined us in support of our long running “United Overo Ad”.
For those who wish to read further on “Sample”, the “Journal” has been a great documentary for our old lines and you can find further “Sample” history in the Area VI Pony Tracks written by correspondent then, Mrs. Louise Relph. The topic at the time was of“Sample”, the Medicine Hat Pony and his likeness to the Spanish Barb horse known as “Sun”. See Journal articles in July–Aug 1986, Sept–Oct 1986, May–June 1987, and Sept –Oct 1987. We have also compiled a large scrapbook of his life in pictures and education with memories of Vance at the website: htttp://www.millersequine.com Please stop by and visit and watch for upcoming group advertising, as well as our community sign in board also at the millersequine web where you can get answers to your questions and perhaps swap information.
Why have I written about this in Area III? I have written about “Sample” as he has been our lifeline also. His blood is infused in our lines and his colors now fly in our fields. This has been part of my Area III story.
It is now so aptly timed that I have in my own life taken off in another direction, with books in progress, do find it fitting to step aside as Area III correspondent. After twelve years of writing for the Journal it is with pride that I step aside passing the torch of opportunity to infuse new blood, ideas and energy into this fast growing Area III column.
Thank you for allowing me to volunteer my service to you and writing for all these years. I have enjoyed this and been educated along the way. God Bless and Happy New Year !
August 14,1998 to December 28,2006
Max,our loving buddy. Gone from this world, but forever to live in our hearts. He was a shy little fellow, but gentle and sweet. He came to me at age 2, and I was blessed to have him for the next 6 years. We will miss your quiet meows, your gentle gazes, your tenacious "kneading" at the foot of the recliner. We will miss you shadowing our every move, and we will miss you staring us down for table scraps. You blessed our lives with your unconditional love, and for that I will always be grateful. Go and run free, where there is no sickness, no pain, and no fear. Know that we love you still, and that someday we will be together again. We love you, Max!!