1978 Chestnut Pinto Mare
Sire: Big Bluffer
Twilight, or Twi for short, was Sunshine's second foal. Twilight was born in Ocala, Florida at owner Dr. Sandy Price's Stolen Hours Farm. Twilight is sired by the Thoroughbred stallion Big Bluffer a stakes winning son of the great Bold Ruler.
Twilight was trained in cutting and jumping before finding her true talent in the dressage arena. She was professionally trained in dressage by Kathy Daily. Twilight found sucess in dressage in an era when pintos were not often seen in that arena. Twilight's show sucess inspired Marguerite Henry wrote a book about Twilight's life in 1992. The events in Misty's Twilight are for the most part true, with some fictionalization. Breyer Model Horses created a model of Twilight which was produced from 1991 to 1995. The sculptor and protoype painter worked from pictures of her. A mosaic of a running horse is on the outside of the Ocala Public Library headquarters with the words "Misty's Twilight - Dare to Dream" underneath. Inside the building at the entrance to the children's room one of the pillers is painted to look like then of a copy of Misty's Twilight.
Twilight is the dam of four known foals. Her first was Misty's Twister foaled in 1984 and sired by a Quarter Horse. Twister was to appear in her dam's book, but her part was cut out before publication. Twi's second foal was Misty's Mirage a filly foaled in 1985. Marguerite's Misty Morning was born in 1994 and is sired by the famous Dutch Warmblood stallion Art Deco. Marguerite was born on Marguerite Henry's birthday and is the most well known of Twilight's foals. Twilight's last foal is Misty's Moon Shadow a 1999 flashy pinto mare sired by a Paint. After Moon Shadow was born Dr. Price didn't want to risk Twi having another foal.
Twilight retiring from riding a few years after Moon Shadow was born. Twi made it clear that she was no longer interested in such things when Dr. Price rode her one day. Twilight lived a a good long life in retirement until she passed away in 2009 at the ripe old age of 31.
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