Two modern representatives of the Kuhaylan al-Krush strain

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Iraq, Saudi, Syria

I have written a lot about the Kuhaylan Krush strain recently, more particularly on the branch of that strain that has been associated with the Dawish leaders of the Mutayr tribe. The mares Dafina (to the UK in 1926) and probably El Kahila (to Egypt in 1927) are both representatives of this branch, and so are the three Blunt imports to Sheykh Obeyd: the mares Aida, and Jauza and the stallion Krush.

Below are two modern day representatives of that famed strain. The two mares Sharidah and Ma’yufah were bred at the stud of Prince Turki Ibn Fahd Ibn Muhammad Aal Saud in Najd, Saudi Arabia, then exported to the Nujaifi stud in Mosul, Iraq.

PS — I wonder what an mtDNA test would show, if samples from these two mares were compared to the Dafina and El Kahila lines, or to some of the Krush Al-Baida horses with the Shammar Bedouins in Syria. The latter are known to trace to the “white Krush” of Ammash Raja al-Dawish of Mutayr, through a mare that had gone to Ibn Rashid. Read more about the Krush of Shammar in Syria here.

5 Responses to “Two modern representatives of the Kuhaylan al-Krush strain”

  1. I would wonder how related the Davenport Kurush line is to the rest of these. There is plenty of mtDNA information available on them. It would be an excellent idea to check a number of families within the Kurush, etc. I think some of this is ongoing, right? The Sa’ud lines would be wonderful to add to the project.

  2. The Horse…
    He knows when you’re happy
    He knows when you’re comfortable
    He knows when you’re confident
    And he always knows when you have carrots.
    ~Author Unknown

    ….and my dream will be to ride a desert Arabian horse!!!

  3. “The Horse Whisperer” – Nicholas Evans

  4. have you got information of zad al rakib?
    What do you think about the current Iraqi Arabian horses? are they authentic?

  5. Everything in Iraq that goes back to Dahman Amer D.B. is not asil, in my opinion, and in the opinion of dozens of other knowledgeable people.

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