This is Bibi, a 23 year-old Arabian. I originally leased Bibi for my teenage son
to use on endurance and CTR rides. She was hard to get along with, you could not
put shoes or fly spray on her. After she came to our farm, we discovered it was
all bluff. She did love to run though, but after a couple of 50 mile races, she
decided maybe she could be rated. My son did not really connect with her as he had
just lost his mare that he loved dearly. So my first ride on her was at a CTR competition
and it was like we were made for each other! It took a while for her to accept loving
and petting without walking away, but then she was hooked on it. She has finished
Top Ten in Arabian National CTR and Endurance. After one hot, hilly ride of 35 miles,
we were standing in line waiting for the vet, when I realized I was very dehydrated
and sat down quickly. People started bringing me drinks. Bibi was eating grass beside
me. As you know, grass has electrolytes in it. Bibi reached over, smelled my arm,
then took a mouthful of grass and put it on my arm as it to say "here eat this,
you'll feel better". She has a huge vocabulary and seems to be able to read my mind.
"Sweet Killarney Faith"
Sweet Killarney Faith is my beautiful black Gypsy mare that was born on our farm,
and trained by me. She surely is the sweetest horse I have ever owned. This mare
has been there for me though the worst time in my life, my oldest son, a US Marine,
was seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Faith got me through, her name says it all,
and without "Faith" I am not sure how I could have done it. I am so very thankful
that my son is doing extremely well, and so very thankful for the beautiful black
Gypsy mare that brought me through one of the most darkest moments of my life.