By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on August 8th, 2012 in General
A number of rare mares of old American lines have recently been brought to the attention of the Al Khamsa Preservation Task Force which I part of; the mares’ owners are either looking for people willing to take on preservation projects, or simply asking the task force about the right stallions for their mares;
One of these mares is the 1985 “Sharp” (No Blunt blood, almost every single Arabian horse in the world now has Blunt blood) mare Hamida Ivey (Karimkhan x Mistara by Mista-Bin), a Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah with a tail female to H.H. Prince Mohamed Ali’s Hamida (Nasr x Mahroussa), who is the dominant element in her pedigree. She is owned by Chris Mellen in Utah.
Another is a 1989 unregistered mare by Kamil Ibn Sahanad out of Sha Ghazya (Fa Charlamar x Ameera Moda by Fa-Turf), an extremely rare tail female Hamdaniyah Simriyah that is tail female to *Samirah, who has not had a foal before. I sure would like to see this old lady registered and back into production.
Yet another mare is the 1998 Jadah Kerasun (ASF Raphael x ASF Ubeidiyah by ASF Ezra), another a tail female *Samirah with very old bloodlines. After an attempt of the Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse to place her in a temporary home, she went blind and is now being taken care of by Dr. Laura Knipfer in Wisconsin.
There are other Davenport mares of the rare Hadban strain tracing to *Hadba who have recently surfaced in Texas and looking for the right owner; they are not registered but registration does seem to be possible, and the task force is trying to learn more about their situation.
It is encouraging to see that people are not giving up hope on these horses; they are precious; their time will come, and in the not too distant future.
Meanwhile, an update on the work of the Al Khamsa Preservation Task Force will appear in the next Khamsat, with some good news and many more ongoing projects..