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Re: [RC] Gainey Arabians - Jim Simpson

We have a Gai Parada granddaughter as a brood mare who is straight "Gainey".  She has a wonderful temperament and always a joy to handle.  Pretty and correct is an understatement with this mare.  It is as close to watching a unicorn in our pasture when she plays as you'll ever get.  This line has also been develop with the objective of repeating the traits through the generations.  There is no mistaking that this mare come from Ferzon.  She is in foal to a old stallion who carries the Garaff/Witez II bloodlines.  We are hoping for a very pretty, very strong endurance prospect.
You can go to the web site from Fountainhead Arabians   gaineyarabians.com  to get the history of the farm and breeding program.  Also watch you pedigrees.  Gainey breed horses tend to have names starting with gay or gai.  The Gainey's were very wise in developing a very strong mare line.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sullivan
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Gainey Arabians

Our mare is mostly Polish, with a touch of Khemosabi and Gainey.  I think adding some "Gainey" tends to pretty up some lines of Arabs I have seen.  My daugher's Arab got the long, arched neck and pretty head from the Gainey side, we like to think.  She also got what we call the "collapsable Ferzon chin."
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Gainey Arabians

>What is a "Gainey Arabian"..???
In strict sense, an Arabian either bred by the Gainey breeding program or consisting entirely of lines descended from the Gainey program.  In looser discussion terms, an Arabian that is a high percentage of Gainey blood.
I'm not as "up" on the Gainey program as some others here may be, but Dan Gainey and family utilized a lot of Ferzon breeding, and their program was well-known in the show ring a few decades back.  They tended to utilize really extreme-headed horses, and also in seeking the rather stylized "level topline" look, somewhat started the trend toward long, tubular bodies and flat pelvises.  Despite that, they did have some pretty decent stock that descended from some pretty tough horses, so when one finds Gainey breeding without those particular traits, it can be pretty respectable riding stock.