Sire :: Ima Cool Skip
Dam :: Miss Bunny Tardee
2000 16 NN Chestnut Mare

 

 

The night that Rebecca was born I was convinced she was HH as she had so much muscle.  Her dam, Miss Bunny Tardee had already produced 4 HH foals and I had never foaled a baby with this much muscle.  Imagine my surprise when the HYPP results came back as NN.  In fact, I was not convinced and retested her and got the same results.  Over the years, I have had many opportunities to sell this mare. I thought  that although we don't have a lot of money, our place is paid for, we have no children and as much as I love horses, I decided to keep her.  I enjoy just being around her and looking at her.  I have had bad luck with freak accidents on some of her foals but she is a World Champion Producer. 

 

 

 

 





 

Pictures below taken 7-3-11

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Dam ::

Miss Bunny Tardee by Tardee Impressive out of Miss Bunny Nightshade.
Pictures taken June 3, 2010 at 24 years of age. She is the dam of Rebecca (You Bet Im Cool),  Fred (Classically),
 2 World Champions (Cool Miss Tardee and Clueman) and the dam of Caribbean Kid.
1986 15.3 NH Sorrel Mare

My favorite mare of all time, Miss Bunny Tardee came to our place at a week old when Homer Danielson brought her dam, Bunny Nightshade to breed to  Impressivist.  She was a chunk of muscle but  not very big. Her sire was Tardee Impressive.   Her dam was bred as a two year old so Tardee was her first foal.  Bunny Nightshade was a 15.3 mare by Sonnys Nightshade by Sonny Dee Bar out of a Bee Play bred mare.  The next time I saw Miss Bunny Tardee was as a yearling and what an impressive yearling she was.  I knew then that I could never own her as she had a great show career ahead of her as several of the leading trainers wanted her. However, as fate would have it, she injured her eye and it became infected, resulting in it having to be removed.  It was as a two year old when Homer Danielson brought her to our place to breed, that I was able to buy her.

 She spent the rest of her 24 and a half years with us.  Up until the end, she still had that gorgeous back, high neck set and all the muscle you could put on a horse.  The nice thing about her was that she was balanced front to back.   So many of the Tardee Impressives were "front heavy" meaning that they did not have enough hip to match the front. Because of her dam, Miss Bunny Tardee had the big hip that matched her front.  

 During her lifetime, Miss Bunny  Tardee produced two World Champions.  She always  produced muscle and correctness on her offspring.  We have kept Rebecca (You Bet Im Cool) one of her daughters for a broodmare and we also kept her last colt, Classically for our future stallion.  Both of them are NN.   You Bet Im Cool is by Ima Cool Skip and Classically is by Kids Classic Style.  With them, , I intend to continue my breeding program.  Miss Bunny Tardee will never be forgotten. 

 


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Miss Bunny Nightshade, dam of  Miss Bunny Tardee

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Michael and Sandra Ellis
Neenah, WI  54956
Tel: (920) 722-0182
Fax: (920) 236-8842
Email: ellisqh@athenet.net

 

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