This year, we celebrate

Kitty’s 25th birthday.


It’s a very special day…

every one of her birthdays

is a very special day. She has

blessed my life and I see her as

a gift from God. To think that I was

entrusted with her care is a

blessing of the first order.


Without a doubt I have always

believed she is one of God’s

favorite horses. Truth be told,

we’ve got the proof of it!


Together Kitty and I have

miraculously walked through

the ‘Valley of the Shadow’ more

than a few times.


Kitty was born hopelessly crippled.

All the expert opinions were

unanimous, at just 8 hours old,

they came prepared to put her

down. Tearfully I asked them to

give me a few minutes alone

with her to say goodbye and

let her know I loved her in

her little short life.


I sat down in the deep straw next to her and stroked her silky

neck, and was consumed by how beautiful she was. She looked

up at me with those soft gentle eyes, then rolled up on her

sternum and looked me directly in the eyes and said, “they’re

dead wrong about me you know. Trust me, I’ll be okay”...

I heard her loud and clear.


I went back out to the vets and said nope, we won’t be putting her

down until she gives up. She tells me she isn’t going to give up

and I’ll do all I can to make sure she gets a chance at life.


The vets were upset by my decision and told me she wouldn’t make it to the coming weekend. She wasn’t going to survive on just three legs; she doesn’t have a prayer.


So Kitty and I walked the Valley of Shadow and by the grace of God, we came out the other side. Not only did she miraculously survive she went on to became a great champion full of heart and miracles!


13 years later Kitty carried me through the Valley of the Shadow. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given less than a 5% chance to survive. My husband didn’t believe them. He reasoned that I would not abandon Kitty. I had been in the hospital for 3 months and according to my doctors, wasn’t expected to walk out.

I didn’t have a prayer.


My husband wasn’t going to give up. He taped a photo of Kitty at the foot of my bed so that anytime I opened my eyes I would see her. Our reunion was a tearful state of Grace . . . That’s why when Kitty and my story is told I always remind people that

“I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them” . . . .


If you’d like to hear the whole story be sure and read, “Spirit of the Warhorse, Kitty Silverwings, An Appaloosa Story”. . Oh and about that proof I mentioned? Watch Kitty’s movie, click on the movie tab. It’s a 32 minute movie full of miracles . . . you’ll want to be sure to bring a couple of hankies. The beginning is a little hard to watch but it sure ends well. All the glory goes to God!

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To learn more about the history and heritage of the Appaloosa Horse, visit these links below:




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“Mom, tell me again how we rescued

each other”

Coke, it’s the real thing!

(Kitty gives it a 5 carrot rating)

Kitty’s 23rd Birthday celebration

Kitty's Story as covered in Guideposts Magazine

Spirit of the Warhorse, Kitty Silverwings,

An Appaloosa Story, spent most of 2015

on the Amazon BEST SELLER LIST


Watch the Stunning Movie Trailer

see the full-length movie on the Movie Page!

Miracles never get old!

Kitty and Patti made the cover of All Creatures, The Animals Who Share Our Lives (Guideposts Magazine). "What a blessing I've received from the BOSS; that our story lives on and was meant for so many others. Miracles are never small or made for one, they are meant for many to renew faith, sustain hope and give testimony to the power of love. Miracles are some of God's greatest gifts to humankind, never stop believing," says Patti.

Patti decided that if she ever found a portrait of what she thought Little Bird looked like she'd post it . . . Here she is! . . Little Bird.

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