By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on February 12th, 2008 in Uncategorized
The longer – and more oblique – answer is that it depends. On what? On personal preference, taste, sentimental attachement, etc. Some Bedouins fancy a particular strain because it was owned by their father or their grandfather; others because horses from this strain ahve achieved fame in combat, and made the name of the tribe rise above its neighbors’; others might favor one strain over another because it is rare..
Personally, I confess having a soft spot for two strains: Kuhaylan al-Wati and Kuhaylan al-Sharif, none of which are represented in Western Asil Arabian breeding. I like them because of their glorious histories and because their origins go a long, long way back.