Statistic of the Day: France’s desert imports

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on June 20th, 2008 in Arabia, France

According to noted French breeder and author Nicole de Blomac, in this article (in French), France imported 230 mares and 720 stallions from the desert up to 1945.  Of course this includes French imports to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. . Where have all these horses gone?

5 Responses to “Statistic of the Day: France’s desert imports”

  1. When you say French imports to Algeria, etc., do you mean from?

    That’s a lot of horses. Following that link, now I wish I had studied French in school!

  2. What I meant to say is that the French obtained all these horses from the desert (Arabia Deserta), and sent them to either France, Algeria, Tunisia or Morocco, the latter three being French colonies or protectorates.

    Later, when Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia became independant, many of the descendants of these horses went to France, but the descendants are not included in these statistics. Only the original arab imports are.

  3. Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification!

  4. Edouard,

    peut-on avoir une liste de tous ces chevaux?
    J’ai des trous ds mes recherches et aimerais savoir quelles sont ceux qui tracent directement vers Arabia Deserta…

    Merci de ton aude…

  5. Moi non plus je n’ai pas de liste, j’en compile une au fil des recherches. Il faut voir avec le Service des Haras, qui a tout. Comme tu es en France, tu es mieux placee pour le faire..

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