Joined: 29-July 06
From: Malvern, Ohio
Member No.: 3720
Jarrell Franklin McCracken passed away Nov. 7, 2007, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was an amazing man who was truly a winner at the game of life. You may view his obituary and leave your condolences at the following:
Joined: 26-November 06
From: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Member No.: 4377
I heard him speak about bloodlines at the Egyptian Event in 1985 as one of the forum moderators. Also if you have or can get the Bentwood Farm videos, there you will see his knowledge of and passion for the horses he loved.
Joined: 3-June 03
From: Mena, Arkansas
Member No.: 484
I have seen some of the Bentwood Sale video, but never the Bentwood Farm video. Does anyone have a copy to share? Would love to see more of the horses. I have a Brentwood Mare with me now AK Tiffara (Moniet El Sharaf x Tiffara) 22 years young and in foal to El Rameekh Amir. Even the Vet couldn't belief she was 22, looks and acts like a 14 year old. :rolleyes:
Joined: 21-March 03
Member No.: 192
I am terribly sorry to hear of JarrelMcCracken's passing. I knew him alost 40 years. A kind man, helping so many other people. A mentor to many, a fair and understanding man. Although highly successful in his life, he only showed humbleness to others. He loved sharing. Indeed a man with great compassion.
It is sad to know that again two great men follow each other into heaven so close in time, Doug Marshall and Jarrell McCracken, who were also such good friends. Both gave us so much as far as the Straight Egyptians are concerned, taught us a lot and reminded us ever so often how to preserve the SEs.
My condolences go to his family, especially to his wife Judith and Lisa his daughter.
Joined: 13-December 05
Member No.: 2995
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family, friends and many loved ones on the passing of a GREAT man, Jarrell Franklin McCracken. Carol
A HORSEMAN'S PRAYER
Dearest God in heaven, Give me the strength to guide my horse. Make my hands soft and my head clear, Let my horse understand me, and I him. My heart You have blessed with a special love for these animals, Let me never lose sight of it. My soul You have gifted with a deep need for them, Let that never lessen. Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head, Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker. Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain always be sweet to me, Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile. I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm, The grace and splendor of a running horse. The thunder of its hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart soar, Let it always be so. Dearest God, grant me patience, For horses are harnessed wind and wind can be flighty. Let me not frighten or harm them, Instead show me ways to understand. Above all Dear God, fill my life with them, I am not whole without them. When I pass from this world, send my soul to no heaven without them, For this love You have given me graces my existence. I shall cherish it and praise You for it for all time, Amen
Joined: 18-June 03
Member No.: 548
I will never forget my visit to Bentwood and the incredible horses I met. And I will always be grateful to Jarrel McCracken for the opportunity to meet horses like Prince Fa Moniet and Ansata Abbas Pasha in one place. How wonderful it is to marvel over how one man's dream became the fuel to encourage and inspire the dreams of so many different people.
Joined: 8-March 04
Member No.: 1239
Dearest Lisa, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a great man. I am sure that his immense love and devotion for the Arabian will be one of his main paths to Paradise. May his soul rest in Eternal Peace.
Our sincerest condolences to you, your mother, and family.