Monologue: Welcome!

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 11th, 2011 in General

Darlene Summers and I are the proud new co-owners of the 2001 bay stallion Monologue CF (Riposte CF x Soliloquy CF by Regency CF), a Hamdani Simri tracing to *Galfia from the Bani Sakhr Bedouins.

Monologue came as a generous gift from Pamela Klein (who maintains one of the largest and best herds of Davenport Arabians in the US today) to Darlene, who then kindly agreed to share him with me.  He is now standing at stud at Craver Farms in Winchester, IL, and is available to Al Khamsa mares.

Darlene and I plan to freeze his semen to make it available to future generations of asil breeders.


13 Responses to “Monologue: Welcome!”

  1. Congratulations! The marbat of Edouard Aldahdah now has a very fine horse.

  2. Congratulations, you can see Hamra and Euphrates in his hindquarters. Are there any Arabian stallions these days with hindends as good as these davenport stallions? I don’t think so!
    best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  3. Congrats that looks like a magnificient stallion indeed (generous gift indeed)

  4. Thank you to the three of you. You know how much the opinions of the three of you matter to me. Don’t hesitate to be critical when you need to.

  5. Very sympatic horse and in his best years,only 1O years old!
    A saklawi stallion with nice brown coat,big,beautiful eyes,1st class desert origin(Urfah,etc)…Congrat to this gift.
    How high is he at the withers?

    Best wishes,

  6. Mabrouk and congratulations! He is absolutely lovely and carrying such valuable blood!

  7. First, this horse has a look when seen in person, different from any horse I have ever seen. A deer like quality, not real tall, but a presence that is unforgettable!

    I am sorry to see him leave Pamela’s. Yet very happy to know he will be given a chance to pass on his look and quality. Both Darlene Summers and Edouard are very fortunate to call Monologue their’s.

    Hopefully, the stay will not stress Charles or Jeanne.
    Craver Farms has seen enough stress!

    Wishing the best for this joint effort.

    JMH/Bedouin Arabians

  8. I was thrilled that Pamela so kindly gave him to me (thank you, Pamela!), and this partnership with Edouard is a great blessing as well.

    Monologue was with Jackson when I saw him in 2007, and he is an unforgettable horse — photos cannot capture his presence. He has some prodigy, but our hope is that he will have many more in the coming years!

  9. The other part of type, especially Arabian type is the arched neck. You can see it for example in the picture of Gharis in A.K.3 and of course in Monologues picture above. As opposed to Thoroughbred type which, possibly because T-breds were so influenced by Akhal Tekes, is predominantly a longer flatter neck useful for short distance racing. The longer flatter neck is of course being bred into WAHO Arabs now that certain lines which were performance tested with track racing at distances shorter than 2 miles, are swamping the gene pool. Just my 2 cents.
    Best Wishes
    Bruce Peek

  10. Darlene and Edouard, Bill and I are delighted that you will be making good use of Monologue. He is an exceptional stallion in every way and we wished we could have done more with him here. His genetic heritage is in good hands with the two of you and I look forward to seeing him sire a bounty of foals, something we could not do here. Now he will be available to more and varied mares, a good thing!

  11. Btw, thank you for your kind words about our herd. We have been working hard to acquire horses that will produce what we admire in Davenports. We seem to be there now and are looking forward to the 2012 foals. In the meantime, we will continue to take in any Davenports in need and re-home them in appropriate forever homes asap.

  12. You’re welcome. You really have an exceptional herd, and your new Babson-Turfa project is very worthwhile! If there is anything anyone can do to help you rehome some of the horses you want to phase out let us know! the internet creates many opportunities in this regard.

  13. Thank you!

    At this time, my herd is exactly where I want it but horses in need of a home seem to find our farm irresistible! I have trouble saying “no” to any AK horse in dire straits so you never know when I will find one, breeding sound, that could fit into someone’s program.

    I will certainly post that here!

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