Nick's Double was laid to
rest May 23rd 2007 due to complications of old age. He was
a AQHA Superior Western Pleasure Horse with 103 AQHA Performance
Points. He was also syndicated for 1.5 Million. Nick
was dearly loved and is missed even more. He was a grand
Stallion who always sensed my moods and if I was feeling low he
was always ready to wrap his head and neck around me as if to
offer support and comfort. He loved to play tunes with
straw or wire or anything he could hold in his teeth and stroke
playing with it like he was playing a violin. Nick produced a PHBA World Champion Junior
Working Cow Horse along with
91 Additional Foals that were registered by this grand ole man
with 15 performing currently and claiming their own fame along
with this Grand Sire!
"Every single day, every breath I
take, every step I make....
I'll be missing you."
Nick's Double a 1979 Palomino Stallion by Harriet McCord
of Block Creek Farm, made a successful return to the show
ring after a seventeen year absence. Nick was
retired from the show ring at the age of five due to a
tail injury. At that time, tail enhancements were
not allowed in competitions. This grand old stallion
has stood at stud since that time.
At the time of his retirement, Nick had already earned an AQHA Superior
Western Pleasure, 103 AQHA Performance Points with 2 ROMs.
He also had points in Halter. He has sire one PHBA
Champion and a Reserve PHBA World Champion. When the
accident occurred, Nick was at the height of his
In the fall of 2001, Nick's owner decided to give him the chance for an
encore performance, She entered him in the ST
Western Parade Class. The stallion had never worn
the elaborate parade equipment, but took to it like a duck
takes to water. He seemed to realize where he was
and, as soon as he entered the show ring, there was no
doubt that he was at home. Performing like the
champion he is, Nick placed second behind the current
World Champion Senior Parade Horse. Not too bad for
a twenty something year old coming off a seventeen year
Nick's Double is standing the 2002 breeding season at his home, Block
Creek Farm in Comfort, Texas. He is listed in the
Alamo Gold and Go for the Gold Stallion Service Auctions.
You really should see this grand old man as he reigns over
his home turf.
Last Article published about Nick in the Horse
Gazette by Harold Rumfield
I Saw You
I saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So I put my arms around you
and whispered ,"Time to rest".
With tearful eyes, I watched you suffer
and saw you fade away.
Although I could not bear to lose you,
I could not bid you to stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working feet were laid to rest.
And I said goodbye to the very best
My companion, my mighty stead