By Edouard Aldahdah
Last weekend I was Yasser Ghanem’s guest at his countryside farm in Abu Kebir in the Nile Delta area of Egypt, and I took this photo of him and his powerful Kuhaylah Ju’aytiniyah mare Bushra (Malek El Khayl x Bint Bombolla by Najm Tareq). It shows the quality and strength of some of these Tahawi desert bred Arabians. While there, I learned from Yehia Abdel Sattar al-Tahawi that his grand father Abdel Hamid Eliwa got the original Ju’aytiniyah mare from the Mawali Bedouin tribe of Syria through a middleman called al-Skaffi.\
I maintain that the strain goes back to Ju’aitin one of the ancestors of the Ibn Meheyd clan of the Fad’aan ‘Anazah Bedouins but I have no way to prove it so far.