Photo of the Day: Letan (b. 1909), Hamdani ibn Ghurab, USA and Mobarak (b. 1987), Hamdani Ibn Ghurab, Syria

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on June 30th, 2010 in Arabia, Syria, USA

A nice photo of a son of two desert-bred imports. Letan is by *Muson, a Kuhalyan al-Musinn of the Ruwalah, out of *Jedah, a Hamdaniyah Simriyah of the marbat of Ibn Ghurab. Both *Muson and *Jedah were imported from Northern Arabia by Homer Davenport in 1906.  My Wisteria has 25 crosses to him, and her daughter Wadhah 37 crosses.

Now compare him with another Hamdani Ibn Ghurab, Mobarak born some 80 years later, at the stud of Abd al-‘Iyadah al-Dar’an Ibn Ghurab of the Shammar Bedouins, and notice the similar body structures:

Mobarak, Hamdani Ibn Ghurab from Syria, at Basil Jadaan's farm

5 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Letan (b. 1909), Hamdani ibn Ghurab, USA and Mobarak (b. 1987), Hamdani Ibn Ghurab, Syria”

  1. You mean at the old Basil Farm ,the land being so expensive there that he moves his farm to other premisces and build a very nice hotel instead

  2. Edouard, I think this is the same as “Mobark” on Hazzaim’s blog? (there are 2 photos in the current main-page entry, after all the photos of the mares at Basil’s)? Wish we could have this horse here in the states. Love the “air” under him, the leg proportions, the balance,the look, etc. Maybe a son?


  3. I second your wish. A stallion like Mobarak is very much needed in US.

    He will produce foals with good shoulder angle and neck placement.

  4. I have heard that the generous Mustafa al-Jabri is willing to send some stallions to USA. We just need to transport them.

  5. Indeed, Anita that’s the same horse. There are three pictures of him in Hazaim’s blog: one head and neck shot, another full body shot taken at the same time, and a photo next to ancient ruins at the Palmyra festival. I took the photo above.

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