Desert Horses’ Dispersal

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 26th, 2010 in Saudi

Joe Ferriss sent me this announcement about a herd dispersal in Arkansas. There are 8 asil Arabians involved, all of BLUE STAR bloodlines. Five of these are ‘Straight Desert’, meaning that they entirely to horses imported from Saudi Arabia in the 1950s and 1960s. All need homes and quickly. Normally, Joe does not like to get involved in placing horses, and neither do I, but given the rarity of bloodlines we thought it important to let people knows. Click on this links to open a PDF document with the list of the horses, their pedigrees and the contact information of the owners.

No picture of the horses are available here, but both the senior stallion and the senior mare are out of Desert Kalila, also dam of the mare DB Kalila pictured below. The line is a distinguished ‘Ubayyan line, from the horses of Prince Saud ibn ‘Adballah ibn Jalawi, governor of Eastern Saudi Arabia, in the 1930s and 1940s. Back there, it is highly valued.

One Response to “Desert Horses’ Dispersal”

  1. These are fantastically bred performance horses. I have these lines (very closely related) and know other people who do, There are horses very closely related to these horses successful at endurance, driving, eventing and cowboy mounted shooting.

    These rare horses are worth preserving not just for who they are but for what their family has proven it can do.

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