RIP Tikki


Divine Madness aka "Tikki" 31-10-1982 to 16-10-2006.


In may of 1984 after alot of begging on my part to my parents I was the proud new owner of a snow white filly whom I named "Tikki".

 Not knowing any-thing about horses this was the start of the most beautiful partnership that one could ever dream of, A young girl & her pony, a partnership that spanned across 3 decades and lasted for 22 years.

A horse that was as highly strung as a young girl that was as free as the wind, A connection like no other & a soulmate that can never be replaced.

Tikki matured into a stunning Mare, She stood 14.2 hh and weighed in at 540 kg once matured. Snow white coat, crystal blue eyes, pink skin, thick wavy tail, Attitude to spare and no fear, she would spar up to anything and anyone.

A horse that gave me everything that a girl could ever dream of, A best friend, A free spirit, A Loyal companion whom quickly became a one man horse. She taught me to ride like the wind and once I ventured into my chosen work as an Apprentice Jockey come Track Rider I could ride anything whether it had 4 hooves on the ground or 2.

   Tikki left this world on October the 16th 2006, she was 24 yrs old and still as mad as a hatter, She had gone blind & in true Tikki fashion she was still racing around the paddock buck jumping the day I said "Goodbye".


 Tikki will never be replaced she will always be the love of my life, my soul mate, she taught me so much about life & when it's my turn to leave this earth I know she will be waiting for me at the Pearly Gates because we made a deal, We are riding through together.






The Rainbow Bridge For Horses

Author Unknown


By the edge of the woods, at the foot of a hill,

is a lush green meadow where time stands still,

where the friends of man and woman do run, 

when their time on earth is over & done.


For here between this world and the next,

is a place where beloved creatures find rest.

On this golden land they wait & they play,

till The Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.


No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed.

Their bodies have healed with strength imbued.


They trot through the grass without even a care,

till one day they whinny and sniff at the air.

All ears pricked forward, eyes sharp and alert.

All of a sudden one breaks from the herd.


For just that second there's no room for remorse.

As they see each horse.

So they run to each other , these friends from long past

The time of their parting is over at last.


The sadness they felt while they were apart

has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They nuzzle with a love that will last forever.

And then, side by side they cross over...together.







Contact Details

Joanne Swanson
North West Country Victoria, VIC, Australia
Phone : 0401206680
Email : [email protected]