Zayn al-Khayl

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on March 11th, 2017 in General

Zayn al-Khayl, a desert bred Rabdan stallion from the breeding of the Sheykh of Tay, was one of the main stallions in Syria before the war. He was something of a sensation. Everybody wanted to breed mares to him, and his daughters were superb, and correctly conformed as he was. He was standing at the farm of the sons of Mustafa Jabri when ISIS-affiliated thugs came and took him away, along with most of the herd.

Later on information filtered that he was kept in an ISIS-maintained stud in Albu Kamal, on the Euphrates valley near the Iraqi border crossing, and that he may have died there about six months ago.

I don’t know who took the photo and when it was taken.


2 Responses to “Zayn al-Khayl”

  1. Tears so sad-that they were not treated well, i pray that all this strife will end and the region will heal and flourish as before-sometimes only prayers the power to change things,a very nice stallion….

  2. Thoughts for the people, the horses, the history, the monuments: all of it, keep running through my head. May it end soon, and may something survive.

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