Bahraini stallions in the flesh

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 14th, 2017 in Bahrain, General

I finally saw the Arabian horses of Bahrain, those “Pearls of Great Price”, after a 30 year wait. Thanks to Jenny Lees who arranged the private visit to the Stud of the late Sheikh Mohammad Bin Salman Aal Khalifah, we, my father and I, had the privilege of seeing these horses two days before their presentation. In an unforgivable episode of forgetfulness, I only brought my camera phone, the battery of which died after snapping photos of the third stallion. The others are in my head, just like hundred of other horses seen but not photographed.

Most impressive among the horses of the late Sh. Mohammed was a grey Hamdani (no photos). An older Rabdan, a chestnut Sa’eedan, a grey Tuwaisan, a grey Shawafan, and a dark chestnut Radban, many of these sons of the older Radban. The three below were among my favorites: from top to bottom: a very showy ‘yellow Ubayyan; a very balanced and powerful Jellabi; and a more refined, drier speckled Mlolshaan.

7 Responses to “Bahraini stallions in the flesh”

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again WOW! If only some of the cradle country traditional breeders would ship semen to us here in the west the genetic wreckage that has ruined SOME(not all)of our general list lines could be corrected.
    Dream on..
    best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  2. Glorious!

  3. The Jellabi stallion has a good upright stance indicating the farrier is maintaining plenty of heel, along with desirable short front cannons and an overall level body balance. I’ll bet he could fly. If only.
    best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  4. Power!
    So much to like in these horses, as Bruce says. I never quite like the set of head and neck in the Bahraini horses that I have seen but, as I said, so much else to love, including, in those that I have met, temperament 🙂

  5. Such a treat to see these amazing stallion

  6. If the photos are any inkling, it must have been an incredible experience.

  7. How fortunate that these wonderful horses exsist- my hat is off in respect to those who breed this fountain head of Arabians.

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