Bint Al Bahr Arabians
Preservation Breeders of Straight Babson Egyptians
1973 – 2004
The last Fay-El-Dine sireline stallion
As with lots of horse ventures (and adventures) there were some glitches
with this one. We were told
What a motley crew we were heading south – two horse-crazy women, one
old truck, a rented two-horse trailer, and a Babson stallion that
couldn’t chew the hay that was in front of him!
Add to the mix that Gayle and I were being frugal by planning to
run the trip with no layovers. The
750 miles to the north had been pretty much non-stop.
However, after seeing Charlie, we knew that the trip back would
involve rest stops at least every two hours.
It’s a wonder things didn’t get really ugly.
Up front the hot floorboards of the truck cooked the veggies that
Gayle and I had packed as snacks, and in the back Charlie was struggling
to develop the sea legs he needed for the swings, sways, ups, and downs
of the trailer. All in all,
we think Charlie came of the trailer in better shape than we came out of
Gayle had company including a young lady in a wheelchair.
Gayle’s guest was totally enamored of horses, as many young
ladies seem to be, and wanted to see Charlie.
Gayle rolled her into his stall where the two bonded immediately.
Charlie very gently nuzzled her and practically laid his head in
her lap. He seemed to
understand what was needed of him and, with the patience of age he never
moved another muscle while the visitors were in his stall.
was particularly attached to an orphan colt Gayle had.
He was certain the colt was his very own special little boy.
Although they were never turned out together their runs were next
to each other and Charlie took full responsibility for the babysitting
services. He and Mystic
Vision (a.k.a.”Dirt”) would stand side by side for hours.
When “Dirt” grew older and bolder he began to nip and bite
Charlie through the fence. In
spite of the bother, Charlie continued his duties as the colt’s
surrogate mother, father, and baby sitter.
Charlie’s adopted son misses him.
that Charlie is gone, there are no surviving Babson stallions with the
Fay-El-Dine sire line. I
guess some things are not meant to be.
During the 12 years we had Charlie, we were more than repaid for
our trip to Nebraska
with his very special fillies and the pleasure of his company.
Jody Dvorak and Gayle Tyler
Chara Mahrsab was the sire of 12 registered purebred foals. Five of them were Straight Babson Egyptian, all daughters.
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