Photo of the Day: desert bred Saqlawi Jadran stallion, Syria

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 6th, 2010 in Egypt, Syria

This photo was sent by a horse merchant in Syria to one of the Tahawi clan leaders in Egypt, bto probe his interest in purchasing the horse. Here is what figures on the back of the photo:

“Photo of the Saqlawi Jadrani horse, his sire is ‘Ubayyan of the horses of Ibn Samdan and his dam a Saqlawiyah Jadraniyah of the horses of the Sba’ah”

A couple noteworthy observations:

1. The marbat of Ibn Thamdan (mispelt Samdan on the back of the photo) is one of the most respected and authenticated marabet of ‘Ubayyan Sharrak among the Sba’ah tribe. It survived in asil form in Lebanon until the late 1950s.

2. Notice the resemblance of the horse in the photo with the Blunt mare Basilisk, who was from the same strain and the same tribe.

2 Responses to “Photo of the Day: desert bred Saqlawi Jadran stallion, Syria”

  1. Put a photo of Basilisk under the above. Should be interesting?

    Jackson – Bedouin Arabians – Taos

  2. Oh yes, Basilisk had a big recemblance with this Stallion.

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