Ma’naqiyah, Bint Mach’al

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on December 29th, 2017 in General, Lebanon, Syria

Another daughter of Mach’al, this time a Ma’naqiyah named Cha’lah, also from an old strain of the Dandashi lords of Tal Kalakh. Sire of dam: al-Jazzar, a Kuhaylan Nawwaq; sire of granddam: Ghazwan, a Kuhaylan al-Kharas; pictured with a foal by a partbred stallion. Photographed by my father somewhere in Western Syria, most likely in Tal Kalakh in the late 1970s, and pedigree in his handwriting on the back of the photo.

How much I would give for just one of those mares now. There numbered in the low hundreds at the height of the Lebanese national program, before the civil war of 1975-1990. In 1991, there were only 25 mares left, most born between 1965 and 1975. Today, zero left in asil form.

6 Responses to “Ma’naqiyah, Bint Mach’al”

  1. Thank you for sharing these photos Edouard. Really an impressive broodmare band! I noticed you mentioned some contacts between Lebanese and Syrian breeders, is there any chance that Lebanese blood is still alive among some of the Syrian horses?

  2. Thank you for sharing the information of these priceless jewels,hopefully one day we can recover horses like these

  3. We need to refresh our exhausted western asils lines with desert blood again.Thank you Edouard for these great information

  4. Ghazwan son of Krush Halba

  5. yes

  6. The best of the best!!!

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