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Joined Aug 19 2010
Southern Oregon, USA
I have loved horses all my life but never really "allowed" to own one except for a brief time as a teenager. Finally after several personal losses, I decided, I had to have a horse. I would have a horse! I began rescuing horses, trying to find one that was right for me and after several attempts, I found Halyn.
When I got her, she was thin, dirty, her feet were in terrible shape and she had coliced twice that winter. When I saw her, I knew if there was any way to I could aquire her, I had to have her. She was for sale but at a price far above what I could pay but somehow, I managed to bring her home. That was 7 years ago....She has been my peace of mind, my tranquility in turbulent times and through great loss.
Halyn (Abraxas Halimaar x Hadaya Imdalia ) is my companion, my trail riding buddy, my foundation broodmare, my show horse and my joy. She is the only surviving mare out of Hadiya Imdalia in all of the United States. ( Imdalia was exported to Saudi Arabia in 2000).
Halyn is truly a miracle. She was almost lost to the world and what a great loss that would have been. Having been sold as a filly at 5 mos old and travelling across the US, her identity was confused with another filly that made the trip to Oregon with her and for almost 5 years, she was called by another name. I discovered it when I purchased her and looked at her papers. The markings on the pedigree did not match her markings. I took photos, sent photos of both fillies, did DNA tests, cross checked blood of parents and foals, transportation and vet records and it took over 4 mos. to investigate and sort things out, but AHA came to the same conclusion as me...my mare was Halyn, an SE and not 1/2 Polish mare named Channiah.
Besides almost having her heritage "lost" through mistaken identity, she has survived severe OCD surgery and has remained completely sound. (See Equus Magazine April 2007 pg. 59)
She is a survivor...like me.....my anchor in the storms that life brings our way.....
My love for her has also brought an appreciation for the breed and those that share their lives with these wonderous creatures.