Thank you folks for your nice comments re Nihal GRSB. I think he is now the only remaining Gharib son left in North America, but cant be really sure about that. However we are not swamped with Mare owners wanting this old blood just for the blood line.
Nihal himself is an athletic horse and has been used extensively as a trail horse by us and prior to us getting him was used in a riding school. He showed great potential as a country pleasure horse when in the hands of a trainer for a very few months.We have had small grandchildren on his back and he walks as if on eggs . We have had SE Arabians in our barn for nearly 40 years and would choose no other breed if we had to do it over again. Our very first foal in 1975 (Dalina by Dalul was region 18 junior champion in 76) The Arabian is a thinker and will not follow you over a cliff but makes the best companion ever when treated with respect. One of Nihals Daughters (LM Nagdia 1996) works every day in a Perali riding school and teaches novice riders how to correctly behave when in the presence of an Equine. She has been at it for over 10 years now. This is the type of Arab you will get when breeding to the old SE Desert Blood..