AQHA & NFQHA 92% Black Stallion
IA Spades Leapin Ace

Due to an unfortunate  accident Ace was injured and sadly could not be saved.   He was a beautiful black stallion that will  be missed by all that knew him. Although Ace didn't get a chance to show his ability in the show ring, he was very cowy and extremely smart.   

We fortunately bred Ace to several of our mares, his foals were beautiful, they were a grulla filly, a bay filly,  and a light dun colt (which we will be standing).  At least we will have some of his offspring to carry on this outstanding stallion's disposition and bloodline.  
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This page was last updated on: September 4, 2016
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IA Spades Leapin Ace
AQHA & NFQHA Broodmares
In Memory of:
IA Spades Leapin Ace
Feb. 29, 2000 - Jan. 20,2003

 Dedicated to Ace
I'll lend you for a little while
My grandest foal, He said.
For you to love while he's alive
and morn for when he's dead.

It may be one or twenty years, 
Or days or months, you see.
But, will you, till I take him back 
Take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, 
And should his stay be brief 
You'll have treasured memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But, there are lessons taught on earth
I want this foal to learn.

I've looked the wide world over
In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
With trust I have selected you.

Now will you give him your total love?
Nor think the labor vain, 
Nor hate Me when I come
To take him back again?

I know you'll give him tenderness
And love will bloom each day.
And for the happiness you've known
Forever grateful stay.

But should I come and call for him
Much sooner than you'd planned 
You'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And someday you'll understand.

For though I'll call him home to Me 
This promise to you I do make
For all the love and care you gave
He'll wait for you, Inside Heaven's Gate.

What we are allowed to share with those special spirits, can never be taken from us.  Those memories will be buried in our hearts forever.  And even though some of those memories are not as long as others, they are very worthwhile

By Unknown Author
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