Friday, November 30, 2012

Fly Away

Many years ago Al & I bought a gorgeous little Arabian mare named MA Lady Beauzika. She was a plain blood bay, ridden a couple times, and she stood maybe 14.2. We decided to breed her to Cole and Charlotte Stills stallion, My Arabi Kabir. Rabi had the greatest disposition and people were always surprised to find out that he was a stallion because he was so well mannered. The result was a cute little bay filly born June 29, 1987 that we named Fancy Flyer. The first Arabian that we ever bred.
In 1993 Al rode her on 5 rides, and she did one more ride in 1994 for a total of 310 AERC miles.
Andi was wanting a Pinto so we bought a breeding at a stallion auction and bred her to a tall dark bay and white 3/4 Arabian pinto. In May of 1998, the same day as the Prineville endurance ride, Flyer foaled a filly, Midknight Star. The knight-shaped "star" was the only white we got, far from a pinto! It was fitting that she arrived on Prineville ride day - sort of an honor to Cole Still who has put this ride on for so many years! Andi still has Star and rides her some.
Flyer was a reliable trail horse and later she was a good family horse for Kenz and Riley. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Flyer Nov 1, 2012. I was there when she was born and there for her last breath. Go run again Flyer! Fly away!

1 comment:

Dom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful horse. <3