By Joe Ferriss
Posted on July 24th, 2012 in General
While Edouard is preparing to return home, I thought it would be fun to post a few images. Being a visual person, I so often see common features among unrelated bloodlines that I thought it would be fun to post these two sets of comparisons.
The first is the Davenport bred chestnut stallion Plantagenet, born 1976 in the U.S., a popular sire in the 1980s and below him is the straight Egyptian stallion Nasr, born 1918 in Egypt, sire of Sirecho and grandsire of Rabanna. I love this light airy trot exhibited by both which when seen almost leaves no sound as the horse’s feet touch ground. The Pritzlaff stallion Oracle RSI also moved like this.
The second set of images is the EAO grey stallion Akhtal, born 1967 and an important sire in Egyptian bloodlines, and below him is a Muniqi Hadruj stallion who was the senior stallion of the Tai Bedouin tribe when I visited the tribe in 1996. I found some interesting comparisons here in overall proportions and I believe they probably had similar body language as the Tai stallion had a noble upright kind of bearing. You comments are invited.