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Thee Desperado x Aliadaarra

Beloved
Falconwood Stallion
1993 – 2004

“TG,” as he was affectionately called, was  an extraordinary example of the Egyptian Asil Arabian, a foundation stallion, and a best friend.  He was Regal, Beautiful, Smart, and Funny.  Best of all, he loved a blond, and pleasing  this owner gave him great pleasure!   “Always remembered, and never to be replaced, in the heart of hearts.”

 

 

 

We had traveled to a farm, to look at a filly, and were taken aback by a beautiful chestnut and flaxen
colt.  He was vibrant, young and exquisite.  With his ruby-colored coat, and white flaxen mane, he shone in the sunlight, and it played within the hairs of his coat, glistening an iridescent red.  This gave  him an awesome burgundy “ Sparkle” of sorts.  Our hearts beat fast, when he threw up his head and trumpeted a welcome.  Here was his chance to show-off, and show off, he did.

This was our first encounter with our beloved, young Stallion, THEE GAMBLER…  We bought him
immediately, without a thought about the future or what we would do with a stallion.

As a favored son of Thee Desperado (U. S. Reserve National Champion Stallion) and Grandson of
The Minstril (U. S. National Top Ten Futurity Stallion and U. S. National Top Ten Senior Stallion),
and Great grandson of Ruminija Ali (U. S. Reserve National Champion Stallion) and Great, Great
Grandson of Shaikh Al Badi (U. S.  Reserve National Champion Futurity Stallion), GAMBLER had a glorious pedigree.

Yet to mention the bottom side, with his dam being a daughter of Alidaar (Many times International
Champion Stallion and full-brother to Ruminaja Ali.) GAMBLER’s tail-female line goes to
Gasaara, a daughter of Faleh (Multiple National Champion in Performance)  that was by  Ala
El Den and out of Farasha.  With his lineage, it was no wonder that GAMBLER was of such quality
and a sire of significance.  He was Royalty, inherited and personified.  But, to us, he was our “TG,”
that brilliant youngster we so serendipitously discovered.

We were happy to provide every want and need of this new , “Fellow with the golden hair.”  He
strode with a demeanor befitting a young prince.  He was showered  with affection, and the farm
activities revolved around him.  He basked in the attention, and grew to become a stallion of great consequence.  Visitors came to see him and acclaimed his beauty…..

GAMBLER’s personality was playful, when out of the arena.  He took great delight in untying the shoestrings of tennis shoes.  He loved drinking out of plastic or paper cups…because that is what
we did.  He would shake his head demanding he be included.  We celebrated his birthday with champagne and he enjoyed “his” most of all.  Those were great days, long to be remembered.

As we continued to show GAMBLER, he created quite a stir in the Egyptian Community. 
I will never forget the, “Thrill of a Lifetime,” showing him and winning Canadian Reserve National Champion and U. S. National Top Ten Stallion.  He wanted so much to please me in the arena, and
at the farm.  He received accolades from breeders, many of  which were not breeders of
straight Egyptians.   They loved this “New look,” Desperado was putting on his foals.  TG was
Unique, for his time, and successful in all arenas, including the breeding barn.

TG’s short time, in this life, was a bittersweet repose, where he created some beautiful sons and daughters. GAMBLER was a stallion that experienced  total love and Devotion from his owners. He DID realize this, and returned all, in kind.

Having him return these feelings, was one of   “God’s Greatest Gift’s”

Remember, “Once your life has been touched by an Arabian, it will be forever enriched.”

M Thomas

 


Young "Get" by THEE GAMBLER

 

My Grandest Foal

I’ll lend you for a little while my grandest foal, He said. for you to Love while he’s alive, and morn for when he’s dead.  It may be one or twenty years, or days or months, you see.  but will you, till I take him back, take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, you’ll have treasured memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.

I’ve looked the wide world over, in my search for teachers true.
And, from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, with trust, I have chosen you. Now will you give him your total love? Nor think the labor vain, nor hate Me when I come to take him back again?

I know you’ll give him tenderness and love will bloom each day.
and for the happiness you’ve known, forever grateful stay.
But should I come and call for him much sooner than you’d planned
you’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and someday you’ll understand. For though I’ll call him home to Me, this promise to you, I do make.

For all the Love and care you gave, he’ll wait for you, inside “Heaven’s Gate!”

Author unknown…

 

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