Photo of the Day: ‘Abbar, desert-bred ‘Ubayyan stallion from Saudi Arabia

By Pure Man

Posted on September 12th, 2010 in Saudi

This is photo of the chestnut stallion ‘Abbar, a magnificent desert-bred ‘Ubayyan al-Suyayfi stallion, now deceased, from the old marbat of Badi Ibn Zubyan al-Subay’i.

Compare with the Davenport stallion Tripoli (Hanad x Poka), a Saqlawi al-‘Abd.

6 Responses to “Photo of the Day: ‘Abbar, desert-bred ‘Ubayyan stallion from Saudi Arabia”

  1. Is there a bigger photo of this guy? He looks a seriously chunky man. I don’t think I’ve seen many arabs outside of the Crabbets with those sorts of markings either.

  2. That reminds me of that photo of Manak, and not just from the color, either!

  3. The more I look at this photo, the more it reminds me of Tripoli, and not just from the color, either! Do you see the length from the point of shoulder back to the elbow? We have always strived to keep that, as Alice Payne told Charles over fifty years ago that she considered that the mark of a good shoulder.

  4. FUNNY ABOUT photo’s, in real I felt Tripoli was just about the finest stallion I ever saw! Charles knew I wanted to see him first, so I was showed him last.

    As years have past, I realize that Tripoli passed on his
    qualities, a color does not make the horse or a photo.
    Tripoli loved to dance, and those who knew him followed his lead.

    The last truly great Saqlawi of the Davenport – Bradley.

    Yes, the two above show likeness via photo. I wonder
    about the rest?

    Jackson – Bedouin Arabians

  5. I don’t know about the rest, but you are correct, Jackson. Tripoli was something different. Not necessarily the prettiest face, but just overall balance and WISE. I am so grateful Pat Payne, as a teenager, bought that ancient mare Poka and bred her to an old, broken down Hanad. What a treasure!

  6. were these hooves under the white socks really black?

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