Photo of the Day: Predrag Joksimovic on Mahiba

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on October 5th, 2009 in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia

Recently, Ambar Diaz started posting photos of some of this blog’s authors and regular contributors mounted on asil Arabian horses, as a way to put names on faces. Here is a photo that reader Predrag Joksimovic sent me of himself, mounted on Mahiba (Shams El Arabi x Mansoura), a very deserty little mare.

Mahiba’s sire Shams El Arabi (Farouk x Bint El Arabi by El Araby)  is of Egyptian bloodlines, her dam’s sire El Aswad (Ibn Galal x 10 Hosna) is also Egyptian, but her grand-dam Malaga (Madani x Berriane by Titan) was bred in Tunisia from predominantly Algerian bloodlines (and some old French through Mossoul). Malaga traces to several desert-bred imports featured on this blog, such as Bango, El Managhi, Ghazi, and others. She was a Jilfat Dhawi by strain, and so is Mahiba. She was exported to Germany in the 1960s.

Egyptian and Algerian/Tunisian lines tend to blend very well with each other, further empasizing the added value of “combined source” breeding.


2 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Predrag Joksimovic on Mahiba

  1. Was Mahibas’ dam bred by Walter Dill? Who was she?


    Sandra 🙂

  2. Yes bred by Walter Dill ? 🙂

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