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#1 okcismel

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:54 PM

Just wanted to put a short note here.

 

I am a new Egyptian breeder located near Cornwall Ontario.

 

My pride is my stallion Aga Khan http://roster.alkham..._Khan09519.HTML

Wonderful Flaxin Chestnut sabino with four huge socks.  He is 15.2hh, sold bone, long neck and wonderful temperament.  I hope to have him shown in dressage in 2014 and he is a dream under saddle so far..  He has two foals on the ground and one is in training for Endurance-this boy throws performance foals that are very correct. 

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I also have four SE mares-two yearling fillies from Aga khans full brother.  My star mare http://roster.alkham...jarre09dc4.HTML and her dam are my two best horses.  Majarre is started under saddle and I hope to also get her out to a few shows in 2014 as she is an outstanding mover.  All of my horses are closely related and I hope to find an outside stallion while my stallion is proving himself in the show ring.  Bloodlines are only a part of the equation and I feel Arabians on a whole need to be shown in performance(not just halter) because they are such an amazing breed.  Some how this has gotten lost with so many breeders doing nothing but halter shows and the general public see's them as a "pretty" horse used in only "lead and feed" barns.   The potential for the arabian is so huge that I would love to see them become the top choice for performance people again.

 

I used to show in eventing and dressage but have since gotten away from eventing and focused on Straight Egyptian horses.  They are a dream come true for me and I hope to learn as much as I can about bloodlines, breeding and continuing these wonderful lines of horses.

 

I hope to contribute to this community and learn along the way.

 

Thank you\Melanie



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:13 AM

Double Malori Bel Sakr?? Now, THAT'S a name I have not seen in years! I saw him up in San Jose, CA, probably 20+ years ago. Interesting pedigree! Welcome to the forum!

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:07 AM

Hey Melanie, one of my close friends & I were discussing Malori Bel Sakr this evening. How did you come by your stallion Aga Khan? M. Bel Sakr was a big bodied, correct, powerful horse, and the people who had him some years ago in Tracy, California had some really neat old Ak/high percentage Egyptian bloodlines with old Jackson/Travellers Rest breeding. I'm curious what the story is!

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

His sire-HMR SAKHR was a very correct, full 16HH horse that was shown in western games by his owner.  HMR SAKHR contended well with QH's for years on the open show circuits in Quebec and Ontario.  I bought all of my horses from their breeder who moved here from up north to retire. The breeder imported HMR SAKHR to Canada, trained, shown and bred all these horses.  I had worked with the breeder up north years prior, showing and training his horses at the CNE, around Quebec and Ontario.  I got to know "Sakhr" well and found him to have the best personality of any stallion I had worked with before and the biggest heart/drive.  So when I had the chance to purchase them all, I jumped at the opportunity.

 

I had sold a few of Wayne's horses here locally when he moved and decided to purchase the best ones for myself after having to sell a few at very low prices since these were the only offers coming in.  His full brother Aswad Amir was sold for $500.  I learned a lot about the local Arab community in the year and a half of trying to sell a few of these horses for the breeder so he could retire. A lot of emails were sent to me bad talking other breeders, telling me how badly bred Wayne's horses are, making up stories of abuse at other farms and trying to leverage themselves to get these horses at meat prices for resale.  This was VERY sad to me since I know they all have nice bloodlines that would produce wonderful horses if the bickering stopped and we could all work together.  The Egyptian breeder less than 50KM from my farm, breeds just to send his horses to auction.. This makes the market crap for everyone else since they can pick up a SE foal for $180 at auction every year!

 

I just want to continue these wonderfully rare horses lines and produce quality foals to better the breed..  I have found a few very nice breeders in the area I can work with but others are just discouraging to say the least.  Prior to arabians, I was involved in breeding/training warmbloods for Dressage and eventing.  I  found in my 15 years working with them that most breeders worked together to better the breed and expose each others horses well.  I hope to find this more in the Arabian breed once I get out into the show circuits and away from the dealers and traders.  It was an easy decision getting theses horses since I knew the lines abilities first hand but it has not been an easy two years dealing with the drama.

 

Sorry for the long rant but I hope this answers your question.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

This is my mare Ashanti http://roster.alkham...hanti06327.HTML

Last year with her filly http://i.imgur.com/URVCKKx.jpg as a four year old http://i.imgur.com/aSzILQh.jpg

She is 15.1 HH, huge bone and body, great broodmare and a great partner on the trails.  She is the boss in the herd but such a sweet heart to handle.  She is minimal rubanico with a lovely blue ring around her very dark eyes.  Her head looks way too flat in these photos but she has a small dish but no jibba.

 

El zarkaShakira and Aswad Amir) http://imgur.com/SApWOSW  (I know she is not stood up correctly, we are working on it) http://imgur.com/znuXjwC This girl has been with me since she was a month old and she has my heart.  She is the most bold foal I have ever seen and she is a great challenge to train (I think she will be an outstanding riding horse).  Her grandsire was a horse I rode in Western games and this horse would go for days, give his all and was a easy going stallion.  I feel very blessed to have a foal from his lines and I think she will have a good future.

 

More on the other two soon



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:28 AM

HMR Sakr does indeed have a great pedigree, and so does your mare! El Zarka looks like she will grow into a very ncie mare. Great legs, shoulder, neck, pretty head. Obviously a bit butt high, baby stages can be exasperating. She has probably already grown out of it. It is always such a pleasant surprise to see some of these forgotten older bloodlines crop up now and again, especially in homes where they are doing something!

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:03 AM

Yes baby stages are like this.  El zarka was 13 months when the picture was taken and she has had a few more growth spurts since these shots.  She is turning out to be a very special mare.  

 

More on my stallion.

 

He really uses his hind end, even at the trot and can really collect under himself.  We are working on keeping his energy up under saddle as he can be lazy at times.  He will really show himself off in front of mares and I hope to get some good pictures of him this summer.   He has mostly done trail and some western riding work but I have been working on basic dressage and hacking.  Nice smooth ride that could make for a nice endurance boy in the future.  

 

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http://imgur.com/E0mqgIq  His face markings.  Almost looks like someone erased part of his blaze to me but he really does have a nice head.  Just not in this photo http://imgur.com/qtb8P9z hahahaha I can sure take some doosies.  He is the sweetest boy to have around the barn and sure likes to get everyone going at grain time. Very vocal boy but I enjoy it.   http://imgur.com/KqvdFHo  Turned out with his brother in the picture. Now he is turned out with an older, more "boring" qh gelding but they still play halter tag, run and nap together.  


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:22 AM

Lovely boy, thank you for taking the time to share! :)

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