Murad Sbaa, young Shuwayman stallion in France

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on July 17th, 2015 in General

This young stallion from France is, in my opinion, one of the most representative elements of the original Arabian type. This is one of the types once favored by North Arabia’s Bedouins as a sire. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

He is Murad Sbaa, by Shueyman el Badawi and Murad Ouarda Sabah, by Jahir et Murad Hadiya, par Ourki and Hamada, by Irmak (Tunisia);  his sire Shueyman el Badawi by Mokhtar (Syria) and Murad Haouda Sahib, by Cherif et Hamada, by Irmak (Tunisia).

He looks both like his sire and his maternal grandsire, Jahir. He won French USCAR’s 5200 meters race — by a long shot — in September 2014.

The real Arabian horse still exists.


Photo of his maternal grandsire Jahir (a gem of a horse, that should have bred 300 foals) below:

9 Responses to “Murad Sbaa, young Shuwayman stallion in France”

  1. He sure does look like he could run like the wind!

  2. Wow!

  3. It would be fantastic if we could get some more of the modern desert lines into the American herd.

  4. I agree, it is missing serious desert blood infusion.. and it needs it to reinvigorate some (not all) of the older lines that have degenerated… and lost their original characteristics.

    The last bulk importation dates from the 1960s half a century ago

  5. He appears to be a three circle horse even in lean and fit condition. With more groceries or less work he’ll most likely look distinctly short backed.. All to the good. His hip is quite a bit longer than the free span of his back. His withers go further into his back than I can remember seeing. I would compare him favorably to Kuhaylan Zaid, and Kuhaylan Heyfi(sp) imported to Poland and Hungary in the 1930’s. I would like to see him move. The next question of course is,, has he been frozen. And if so how well does he ship?
    Best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  6. that upright head and neck carriage is what we need here, and the naturally arched neck.

  7. wonderfull horse in action, for me the best of his generation.
    very fast and expressive stallion.

    He doesn’t have any production for the moment. Not frozen too.

  8. On that picture he reminds me more of Nimr Shabareq … would be interesting to see a bodyshot of his sire in relaxed condition instead of heated up before a mare

  9. We’ve just had our USCAR’s arabian horses races this previous week-end. We had three races :
    – One for 3 and 4 years old horses : 3600 meters.
    – Two for horses aged of more than 5 or 6 years old : 5200 meters and 10000 meters.

    And one more time Murad Sbaa, the one we see here, won. But this time it was for the 10000 meters race.

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