A less frequent photo of the French-Tunisian stallion Ourour

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 in General

Ourour (Duc x Imama) a Kuhaylan al-Ajuz born in Tunisia

Here is a photo of his son Brassicaire out of the wonderful Jilfat al-Dhawi mare Bossa Nova (Iricho x Bassala by Masbout)


Brassicaire out of Bossa Nova

4 Responses to “A less frequent photo of the French-Tunisian stallion Ourour”

  1. In the other pictures Ourour showed a short yet acceptable back, this one shows a extremely short back. A bit strange that with basically no place to put a normal saddle he could enter a military breeding program. Or perhaps there were long backs to be corrected?

    It shows wwhere the short back of is coming from

  2. Last sentence should have been
    It shows where the short back of Moulouki is coming fromhttp://daughterofthewind.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/moulouki.jpg

  3. Patrick, the shorter the back the better. Anything longer than the length of a riders ischium is not needed. Most light riding horses have backs that range from 33% to 36% of their body length, with the majority of riding horses tending toward the 36% end of the spectrum. Harness horses- those destined to pull artillery caisons, hospital ambulances,and supply wagons tended toward longer backs. The Cavalry remount systems found that horses with shorter backs stayed sound longer,needed less food to continue giving good service, and were able to carry more weight than long backed horses.
    When analyzing back length its good to remember that a horse in good flesh to slightly overweight will appear to have a shorter back. I have a stockhorse right now that looks long backed- but his hip is the same length its always been and he is still a three circle horse. If I put 75 more pounds on him he will appear distinctly short backed. However the length of his hip and the spacing of his spinal vertebra will not have changed.
    best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  4. A short back is desired but there has to be room left to put an (18inch) saddle without pressuring the kidneys. I have seen different pictures of Ourour, here his back is getting very short I think.

    Don’t know what bedu practises were … personally I have always liked my mares to be a bit longer but short(er) backed stallions (don’t have any explanation, just personal preference)

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