I just realized I never posted pictures of the stallion I got!!! I guess I posted on FB and assumed I had shared him here, but apparently I didn't. Anyway, after a long search through many stallion prospects, I ended up choosing HR Roujuan. I honestly wanted at least some new egyptian breeding, preferably Gleannloch or Kehilan influenced, had a few I was interested in, but got no follow through from the sellers so wasn't going to push it. I didn't want a run around. I missed an opportunity to purchase the stallion I loved at Treff-Haven as they had him sold by the time I decided I wanted to go the route of stallion-ownership. Anyway, I have been fascinated for a long time with the Zobeyni sire line, mostly for the rarity and also the fact that my favorite CMK elements do come from Gulastra. I had long-admired a picture of Cheryl's grey stallion. HR Judaan, and when I made it known I was looking, a few people pointed me in her direction. That was one of the best trips I took and it was 11 hours one way. She is yet another small breeder, just like Homer and Tina of Treff-Haven, Joe Bayer in OK (can't remember his farm name!!), and Sharon Jackson and her daughter Chrissy Sappington in OKC, who, as a whole, produce stellar animals.
I figured if I was going to go the route of old egyptian, I wanted as much "Brown" blood as possible. I saw lots of nice animals, some had a type I was not fond of, but still had structure etc. You could see families at her place, which was so important to me. Anyway, back to my point, I figured if I was going to go "old" Babson/Brown, I should get as much Gulastra as possible. Well, I met Roujuan and that was it. Period. Aside from the straight Babsons, he was the lowest percentage of Gulastra on her place. I decided on him anyway. I like this HORSE so much. He isn't perfect, but has what I like in a horse and also has what my mares need while not lacking in their strengths. He also has the best temperament anyone could ask for in a stud. My husband loves him, too
I am a terrible photographer, but Cheryl was gracious enough to send me a bunch of pics and then another woman on FB, Jacquie P (can't spell her last name) was gracious enough to share some photos taken by Diana Johnson. So, for those who have not seen him on FB, here he is. I don't have current pics but, I assure you, I will make him look terrible when I do take some.