“Ryefel”- Registered name SHF Ryefe
“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” Psalms 121:1-2 NLT
Ryefel (pronounced like rifle) is our oldest herd member and is a Purebred Arabian. He was born in Tennessee on March 20, 1993. At two years old he was transported to show and auction in Perry, GA. Ms. Hil’s dad was a representative for a horse feed company and would be sent to big shows with his job. This show is an annual Arabian show and sale with many prized Arabians displaying their beautiful physique and personality. In the barn Mrs. Rae, Hil’s mom, fell in love with this two year old lanky, chestnut colored gelding with a long neck and tiny head. Every time Mrs. Rae walked by his stall he would come to the front to meet her. Later in the day the auction was held. Horses would come out and sell for even $10,000 and up, and some for $800. Out comes this gangly, oddly built baby of a horse. Mrs. Rae was excited, but hoped a good, nice home would win his bid. He started at $2,000. No one bid. $1,500 was asked, but again, no one bid. His bid offer kept going down. $800. $600. $500. $400. $200. Mrs. Rae raised her bidder card. She couldn’t let him be left behind. That little horse got a good home alright. Ryefel came home with us the next day. He grew out of his awkward two year old build into a fine, strong Arabian with a fearless nature and heart of gold! Rye is a very gentle soul with people, and loved by all. He likes to talk, especially if he thinks you have a butterscotch candy.
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