By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on October 24th, 2011 in General
I recently retrieved that photo of the black Kuhaylan al-Krush stallion Mokhtar (Awaad x Doumah) which I had taken on my first visit to Basil Jadaan’s in 1989 or 1990. You can easily recognize Basil’s old farm from the red tile rooftops in the back. Mokhtar was then a two or three year old stallion, which Basil had recently obtained from his breeder, a Shammar Bedouin. He was literally born under the tent, and is from the best of the Shammar. Basil knew what he was doing.
Mokhtar eventually made his way to France, where he still thriving with Chantal Chekroun at the age of 24. He is a frequent feature on this blog, and any European breeder within reach should try to breed from him while he is still alive. We will only know the value of these horses when they are gone.