Ansata Shah Zaman

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on November 28th, 2010 in Egypt

Ansata Shah Zaman, by Morafic out of Ansata bint Mabrouka by Nazeer. Photo in 1972 from the Billy Sheets photo collection.

3 Responses to “Ansata Shah Zaman”

  1. I had a non-Asil daughter of his many years ago. Very cute mare, but itty bitty. Still wish I would have kept her… she was a pistol to ride!

    These photos are the best Edouard. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  2. I often ask me, was he more as his Dam or Sire in resemblance?

  3. I knew him in person, Teymur. Ansata Shah Zaman was more of his own type of horse. He showed parts of his parents but no major features like either one. The photo above was taken when Ansata Shah Zaman was young. At maturity, Anstata Shah Zaman did have the long shoulder, prominent wither like Morafic, but his head was more masculine, without the extreme dish. He was a bit longer framed than his dam but probably more depth of quarters like she had, over Morafic. It is interesting to note how genetically similar that Ansata Shah Zaman and The Egyptian Prince were but they were very different horses from each other with The Egyptian Prince being a smaller horse and a little shorter over the quarters, and Shah Zaman taller and stretchier. The Egyptian Prince had more forehead Jibbah and a shorter foreface, while Shah Zaman had a longer foreface with only slight dish. He carried himself high but with a more forward powerful movement. He was quite the powerful mover, like his dam Ansata Bint Mabrouka. Both Ansata Shah Zaman and The Egyptian Prince have been mostly influential as sires of mares, though each had a few sons of note, but it is their daughters who became the most influential.

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