Rare mare with funny name found

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on November 3rd, 2012 in General

Carrie Slayton finally found the whereabouts of the oddly named 1994 Saqlawiyat al-Abd (*Wadduda tail female) mare Oupz Running W (Midbar Balladeer x Serbinti by Serhm), who is a niece of Jadiba, and which turns out to be chestnut (the AK online Roster says she is grey).

Joe Ferriss had written about both mares a couple years ago in the Khamsat, and Oupz was presumed lost, until Carrie found a trace of her current owner. With this mare now located, the Al Khamsa Preservation Task Force has found all the mares on the endangered list that appeared on this blog in october 2011, except two (n. 13 and n. 15).


19 Responses to “Rare mare with funny name found”

  1. Wonderful, Carrie!!

  2. Wow, thanks for the credit Edouard. I wouldn’t have even looked for the mare if it hadn’t been for you! Here’s hoping we can get her in production for a tail female replacement!

  3. Great news! Carrie, you are a tiger!

  4. Thanks Jenny and Jeanne. Jeanne, just trying to make up for lost time and horses.

  5. where Carrie?
    You know Midbar is Lorriee do you?

  6. Christine, yes, I know Midbar is Lorriee Golanty’s breeding, she bred the sire of the mare, Midbar Balladeer. I knew both parents of the mare before her conception, lol. Both very nice horses.

  7. Edouard, what issue of the Khamsat contained Joe’s article regarding this mare? I would like to get the back issue.

  8. How very exciting, it just thrills me. So many of the horses I bred, just disappeared and were never heard of again. When one thinks how hard it was to acquire a breeding group of Al Khamsa horses in those long ago and far away years, one generally had to produce the breeding herd, oneself, and then one could produce the foals which then could be used by others. Fa Serica was a colt I wanted to buy from Babson’s and Homer Watson talked me out of him and convinced me to buy another, Midbar Fa Rabdan. When the second colt arrived in California, Homer and I reached an agreement in which he would be returned to the farm (by me) and I would get Fa Serica. I traveled clear across the U.S. from California, with an 18 year old kid who had never been off a farm in Central California, and we drove through the outskirts of a Tornado in Lincoln, Nebraska with the poor Midbar Fa Rabdan in the trailer, which was taking water like the Titanic going down.

    I also bred the dam of Midbar Balladeer. I saw Ansata El Sherif as two year old, looking like a short necked, apple rumped shetland pony at Daisy Harden’s in Anaheim Hills, in Anaheim, California (he later looked beautiful as a fully mature horse, which means you must give them time.)

    Balladeer’s sire and dam were gorgeous horses. Fa Serica was over 15 hands and Balladeer’s dam was probably 15 hands. I always thought that Fa Serica’s foals never carried the lines forward, and I am delighted to learn that this is not true.

  9. While the mare line is rare, Midbar Giselle, I believe is the only Al Khamsa filly out of R-Halana. The mare was infected when she arrived after purchased her, and it took years to clear her up. With Daisy Harden’s help we got the mare in foal, the vet gave her a caslick , and I kept her on progesterone shots until he said to stop, and she produce Midbar Giselle, and no more after that.

  10. Lorriee, you have just added more incentive to get this mare in production. BTW, the owner of the mare tells me she is 15.2H and, having seen both her parents, I believe that.

  11. The dam line is tall too. Jadiba is 15 hands and her dam Jabinta was a large mare. Not that larger is bigger, but these were large AND balanced horses.

  12. Carrie, the article was called “This Shouldn’t Happen – Losing Great American Al Khamsa Bloodlines”. It was in the Spring 2010 issue of Khamsat.

  13. Thank you Joe!

  14. That’s exciting!

    How funny that things can get mixed up such as details of colours… we had a thoroughbred colt sold as an 18 month old grey, but the catalogue and breeding records had him as chestnut.

    I can understand he would have been born chestnut, but it is possible to tell if they’re going to go grey!

  15. How exciting that you’ve found this mare! Congrats, Carrie.

  16. Any updates on Oupz, Carrie?

  17. Hi Cathy! Thanks for asking about “Phoenix,” as this mare is called at home. I have been working on a couple of different people to interest them in taking the breeding of this mare on as a project. In the mean time, she is being trail ridden by her owner. If anyone should find this mare intriguing as a preservation project, please contact me at sootie1313@yahoo.com.

  18. Lots of thanks to the efforts of so many. The reward is the effort and the goals set to present the future with the past brought into the present.

  19. Lorriee…would you like to know what happened to me? I’d love to know what has happened with you, Stan, Forrest, Elise and all of your horses! I just googled Tazzrouf and saw his picture. I go to Paso frequently and live in Morgan Hill now. So much gratitude and great memories of my time in your life. Bisous!

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