HALLIE AL DAZZLER - AN ARABIAN GELDING FROM MORA MINNESOTA-
Hallie, a kind-hearted and lively family horse, was euthanized on August 7, 2014 after a bout of a suspected rare disease: Potomac Fever, and colic complications. He was 14 years old.
The free spirited gelding, known as a gentleman by all who knew him, was an Arabian horse owned, raised, and trained by his best friend, Cindy Lande. Cindy has had Hallie since he was a few months old. She loved him deeply and he loved her just as much. Hallie has been boarded on the Parson Farm south of Mora, MN for over a decade. He enjoyed the pastures with his stable mates, Tequila (“T”) a handsome Appaloosa; and Midnight, the most mellow Shetland pony anyone has ever seen. Hallie welcomed a darling mare, Misty, to the farm in the last couple of years, but like any good gelding horse, he made sure she minded her own business - especially at feeding time.
Everyone who ever dealt with Hal learned quickly that he had the ability and intelligence to make the best of every situation. He always made his presence known with a high flying tail and a whinny or a nicker. He loved attention and sought out human companions. Visitors were always welcome in Hallie’s world. He greeted young and old alike at the fence or gate; ever hopeful that they brought an apple or a carrot treat. Whenever he was separated from his equine friends he (and they) called loudly to each other to make it known that they were meant to be together.
In his competition days, Hallie and Cindy trained for endurance runs. They found the many miles to be demanding but rewarding. Their hard work paid off in numerous 1st place ribbons. Hallie stopped competing a few years ago, but maintained his ability to go long distances up until just a week or so ago. Quite recently, Cindy and Hallie “went for a ride” and 6 hours later, many miles later, they came back to the farm; tired and satisfied. A woman and her horse in perfect harmony.
Hallie will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a remarkable horse and was deeply loved. For the Lande’s, there will never be another horse quite like Hallie. Everyone who knows the family will keep them in their prayers. May God comfort Cindy, Jason, and the boys and keep them in His loving arms in this time of sorrow. And if horses have a heaven, Hallie no doubt is there. He is running with the Heavenly breezes lifting his mane and tail all the while calling to his buddies back on the farm.
Cindy, Jason, Tyler & Jarod Lande