Sunday, August 8, 2004

Merry Christmas

HALOS FROM HEAVEN Angels DO exist ! On Christmas Day 2001 my Grandmother passed away unexpectedly. After her passing I had what I would call a “Memory Dream”. I had dreamt about the first pony I was on. My Grandmother provided the mount and her name………….“Merry Christmas”. After holding onto a small inheritance check received shortly after her passing with concerns of what should be done with the money, I now had a clear decision. Purchase the colt I had been saving for, HG Esquire, aka ‘E’!
While building our home, living in an RV, knowing the well and septic HAD to be purchased, purchasing those desperately needed items would have seem the responsible thing to do. Yet I truly wanted to pay off the colt I had chosen 6 months previous. I knew what ever was done with the inheritance left behind by my grandmother; it had to be something she would approve of. After having the dream about “Merry Christmas” and my grandmother, I knew she wanted me to have this horse. Hence ‘E’s tag line, “A Gift That Keeps Giving”! I even managed to locate a photo of all of us together in Nashville at Monroe Harding Children’s Home.

Gainey Cornerstone Arabians offered a breeding raffle helping Angel Heart Farm located just outside of Nashville for 3 years. The program caters to children that are chronically & terminally ill thru the use of Equine assisted therapy using mostly Arabians. We felt so strongly that ‘E’ was indeed “A Gift That Keeps Giving” that thru him we could help a program in need. Gainey Cornerstone Arabians and ‘E’ are now looking for a different program to help. Should you know of a program in need, please contact us!

To add to this special story and the relation to “Merry Christmas”, while at the Tennessee Volunteer Horse Fair in 2003 promoting the breeding raffle, managing the booth for Angel Heart Farm while they did a presentation, and spending some time with the very special children of Angel Heart Farm, such as Connor Hunley, my aunt and uncle traveled from Georgia to visit. Upon there arrival, my aunt shared with me she had finally located the brush set I had requested belonging to my grandmother. She remarked she had no idea how I had remembered this set as my grandmother had packed it away many, many years ago and it took her 2 years to locate. Once I had this box with the special items in my hand I had to open it immediately. There was the most beautiful brush set ever. I picked the brush out of its designated place in the box and noticed a tag. When I picked this up to read the hand written inscription I began to cry. The tag read, “To Mim, From Pap, “Merry Christmas”, 1943”!

And to top it off, our first foal from ‘E’, if a filly, was to be named after my grandmother, “Lenora Lace”, yet because we initially had planned to sell her she was named “GA E-Vangeline”. When speaking to my aunt and telling her that I was unable to name the beautiful filly Lenora Lace and had instead named her GA E-Vangeline, she began to cry. She then informed me that my grandfather (whom passed away before my birth) had a sister that my grandmother was very fond of and her name was Evangeline! By the way, the dam of this filly has NEVER had a filly before, only colts!

HG Esquire is truly “A Gift That Keeps Giving” in every since of the word! And never doubt there are Heavenly Angels that create Halos around us all! We hope you have enjoyed what we consider a very remarkable, spiritual, true story. If you have a special story and would like to share, we would love to hear from you! We know there are others out there!

Sincerely, All of us at “Gainey Cornerstone Arabians

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Mustang Sally ~ Reunited with her Registration Papers

"Do you guys remember the story about Mustang Sally???? I made a post on a message board back during the winter of 2003 about this mare who lives only 1/2 mile from me. The girl wanted to come and see "E" and during her visit, she asked did I want to come see her "MUSTANG". I replied, Sure..never have seen a Mustang up close and personal!

Upon arriving at her place, the mare was running up from the back field and I told the owner, "THATS NO MUSTANG" She was so surprised and was also upset...She asked, well then what is she??? I told her at the very least she was half Arabian if not a Purebred but would not really know until the mare got right up to us. And low and behold when she did, the mare was freeze marked! With the help of forum members thru the Kyro Kinetics site, I was able to inform the owner of who her horse was, her age, etc... She was AMAZED and then the journey began....

The mare although aged was still registered to her breeders...They agreed to help her get the papers. Then the wife passed away just before Christmas of that year and things changed. For a little while, it did not look as if this story was to have a happy ending BUT, with the help of Mr. Jim Benedict with AHA Special Services, it has happened. PAPERS ARRIVED YESTERDAY !!! And the new owner is overjoyed!!! This is a straight Egyptian Mare that is bred exceptionally well and comes from a very prominent straight Egyptian Breeder, Mr. Saluti in Pennsylvania. The new owner is so very interested in learning all she can about her horse and the Arabians as a whole, her and her husband went to visit Mr. Saluti a couple of weeks ago. There visit went very well and they enjoyed each others company very much. The new owners came back with much more knowledge than they had left VA with and are now even more excited than before. And as a token of Mr. Saluti's genuine kindness and love of the breed, he gifted the new owners of "MUSTANG SALLY" really, BKA FARAASHAH with Ruminaja Ali's Reserve National Champion Ribbon(s) there are 3 in all incased in a huge frame, complete with photos and all.

What a wonderful breed we have as well as wonderful individuals who own them!!! This was such a happy ending I just had to share!!! Good luck to the rest of you who may be trying to reunite your horse with their rightful heritage!"