The life story of a remarkable paint stallion as told in a day to day diary from 1998 to 2011. Color photographs are from the collection of the author. Oreo Van Tyke had a following of admirers throughout his career as a show horse, prolific stallion, trusted riding companion and therapy horse. This is a tribute to him.
Eileen Sammons Tidwell owned and trained and competed with Oreo Van Tyke. The pair showed in American Paint Horse shows, Stock Horse of Texas Shows, open competitions and more. Eileen Tidwell is a lifelong Christian horsewoman, author, and web designer born in Wichita Falls, Texas. She lives with her husband and many beloved animals near Azle, Texas.