*Mlolshaan’s new filly

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 3rd, 2011 in Bahrain, Bahrain

Last year, Jenny Krieg and Rodger Vance Davis teamed up to take two of Rodger’s mares to be bred to the old Bahraini stallion *Mlolshaan Hager Solomon, in Michigan. This stallion, who came from Bahrain as a gift to his present owner Bill Biel, is currently the only stallion in the USA who was born in Arabia Deserta. Until then he had produced one asil mare, and Jenny decided to do something about the 24 year old stallion got any older.

Rodger’s Dahmat Shahwan mare foaled a big handsome colt with the foot turned the wrong way who had to be destroyed. But his Ubayyah mare, who is tail female to *Mahraa of Ibn Jalawi of Saudi Arabia, foaled a very special filly for Jenny last month, named Ubayyat al-Bahrain, below. I wished we had more fillies displaying as much character and true Arab features as this one.

Jenny even tells me there are plans to bring two other Saudi mares from Rodger’s to Solomon this year. Fingers crossed for that, and for more Solomon foals.

Photo by Jamie Lamborn.

19 Responses to “*Mlolshaan’s new filly”

  1. Three cheers!

  2. What a pleasure to read! And see!

    JMH/Bedouin Arabians

  3. Fantastic!!! I hope They could bring the mares to the stallion!!!!

    best wishes!!

  4. Congratulations! Looks like a handsome filly. Sorry to hear about the colt.

  5. Thanks, Cathie & all!

    Just to be clear, the problem with the colt was not genetic, it was simply an unfortunate accident of gestation. At some point, the fetus got his hind legs stuck in a position that prevented one of his joints from developing properly. A real heartbreak, but we will try again.

  6. And the beat goes on! more happy beginings.

  7. “I wished we had more fillies displaying as much character and true Arab features as this one.”

    Ahum? Don’t want to spoil the fun for the breeders but besides pretty eyes – on that picture I see a short, thick neck and a long face?

  8. Hmm. Fine skin and hair coat, delicate modeling of features, deep & expansive nostrils (note wrinkles behind them)…

    I’ll let Edouard address the length of face :).

    She is ‘turtling’ her neck though. I hope to get better pictures soon!

  9. There is nothing wrong with a long head as long as the forehead is broad, the jaws deep and the muzzle small. the little square head is a western invention.. recall moniet.

  10. She looks very much like my Angel when she was born. Angel had a bit more ‘typey’ face, tho. Is she grey? I have a hunch that Solomon is homogenous. If anyone is looking for Solomon blood, however, I am looking to place Angel (Thank Heaven) with someone for a free breeding lease. Her dam is Rudalaro bred, SanLuis Marc Antony and Daaldan.
    Best wishes with your new filly!

  11. Yeah, but that no Moniet 🙂

  12. Wonderful filly Jenny. I love the look in the eye. I believe that she knows her destiny is an important one! It is gratifying to see Mlolshaan produce some horses of this kind of breeding. When I first saw him about seventeen years ago I was thrilled to discover such a hidden treasure in America. Thanks to Katherine who began this trek by producing in 2003 the mare Thank Heaven (Mlolshaan Hager Solomon x Llanys Winddancer) and now through the efforts of Rodger and you and with the cooperation of Mlolshaan’s owner Bill, it appears that this rare Bahrain stallion will be preserved in Asil lines.

  13. As an addendum, I wish that I were tech savvy in the early 1990s because I took some video of Mlolshaan as a younger but mature stallion. Some of the footage was quite dramatic in that it showed his incredible athleticism when turned loose. Then a year after I later visited Bahrain, I received a request from the manager of the Emir’s stables in Bahrain that they were putting together a documentary on Bahraini horses and asked me if I could send some photos or video of Mlolshaan. In the rush to respond, I sent the video not realizing that I had not yet copied it and for some reason it never made it across the vast ocean back to me. However seeing him in person leaves an indelible memory especially after seeing some of his relatives of this rare strain.

  14. I would very much love to have seen this stallion. I liked the pictures of him that I saw, very much. As to a baby’s head, sometimes the most beautiful turn out to be,
    much akin to human children, adorable when they are young, ordinary when adults. And, I have a yearling, right now, who had a rather plain head when he was born, but is turning into a very handsome big eyed boy, which I think will be a Cary Grant of a horse when fully grown – very masculinely handsome, and not just a girly face.

  15. I know I am a curmudgeon about the definition of SE, but it is making me crazier in my old age. I didn’t like it then, don’t like it now, and think it has done more to destroy the asil horse in North American, then just about anything else.

    If one looks at the number of horses which were registered in the US in the 1980’s there were times there were as many as 30,000 being registered a year. Some of the older asil breeders had herds that numbered in twenty or thirty up to over a hundred.

    Now one looks at the AHA’s registry of horses, which is running about 5000 or less a year and the asils are a drop in the bucket. Perhaps one of the benefits of the diminution of the prices of SE’s, is that we shall see more interest in the other asils (lines I once owned and showed, and I still have one ancient mare) as horses of inherent value as horses and not as art objects.

  16. Well done Jenny …I would love to see more photos of your filly. I have five pure Bahraini stallions here in England and have tried some very interesting crosses. As in Bahraini x Crabbet, Bahraini x Polish and Bahraini x Asil Egyptian. Then of course I have my lovely Bahraini mares. One of my Bahraini mares is Hamdanieh Habiba and her sire is Rabdaan Al Ahamr, who, if I remember correctly, is also the sire of the Mllolshan in the USA.

  17. Thanks, Jenny! I hope to get some good pictures of her in the spring. Right now she looks like a woolly bear in her thick winter coat.

  18. I’m new to this site (posting that is, as I have been reading for a couple of years). The breeding history of arabian horses is a major passion of mine, and I reckon there is no better place to find a whole lot of true pedigree experts. I hope you can help me out with some sirelines. Starting with those of Bahrain, where there seems to be only three (originating in Bahrain and approved by WAHO, not imports):

    Wadhnaan (establ. 1950)
    Musannaan Alra’ad (establ. 1975)
    Felhaan Alshawaf (establ. early 1900)

    Only the last has been prolific. The first two have had 18 and 3 stallions breeding a total of 258 and 40 registered foals up to 1999. Felhaan Alshawaf have had 65 stallions breeding a total of 782 foals.

    Since there are only 1279 horses registered in the WAHO-approved stud book of Bahrain per 1999, the numbers seem to add up well. Does any of you know if there are additional lines, and do we know anything about the relatedness of the three originators of these lines (tail male, that is)?

  19. That’s an interesting question. You might want to ask Danah al Khalifah..

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