Little America's 007 Rowdy Tornado
May 14, 1988-2007
AMHA 44602 R89806A
Sire: Lisa's Easter Bunny
Dam: Crescent's Melodee (thumbnail above)
People couldn't believe how tiny Tornado was after seeing him in person... they said his picture looked like a sixteen hand horse, but he was only 27" tall. His tornado shaped blaze set part of his name but his royal background did the rest. His sire's dam was a 31" daughter of the immortal show horse sire, Rowdy, and his dam, Crescent's Melodee (27 3/4") was our favorite showmare for years. She was a daughter of the National Grand Champion Senior Stallion, Crescent's 007 1/2 Moto.
Most of Tornado's foals have matured under 28", not as little, chunky, short-legged horses, but as elegant, tiny horses with style. He was a carrier of the overo gene. We look forward to capitalizing on that through his sons, Little America's Silver Tornado and Little America's Tornado Terrific and his grandsons, Melton's Tornado's Whirling Thunder, and Little America's Too Incredible. To say we admire his production is understating it considerably.
Pictured overweight at age 18