Click hereI have been involved with horses since 2009; owning, showing and breeding them. Presently, I have 3 horses but have enjoyed the 4 I owned prior to Nahla’s sale:
EB Anasazi (Anasazi) For Sale, born July 30, 2013, a bay Straight Egyptian Arabian colt
ND Zahra Blu Leilat (BB), born in 2009, a grey Straight Egyptian Arabian mare and dam to Anasazi
The Signet HHA (Sharif), born in 2009, a grey Straight Egyptian Arabian gelding
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In June 2012 and June 2013 I attended the Egyptian Event, which is hosted by the Pyramid Society. 2012 was the ‘learning’ year, at which time I only visited the show but did not show a horse myself. Then in June of 2013 I showed my gelding The Signet HHA (“Sharif”) and was placed Top 10 in the Amateur Halter Gelding class. The first venture into showing a horse – after having shown pedigree dogs for over 30 years – was interesting to say the least. In years to come I hope to be back with a home-bred Straight Egyptian Arabian filly or colt.
Having been brought up with horses in Germany, where my father bred first Iceland Ponies and later Hanovarians, my interest was put on hold for a number of years. Then, in 2009, I rescued a purebred Arabian mare (Leila, about 10 – 12 years old) from an auction house, where she would have been sent to slaughter outside the US. Leila was in a truly pitiful state with a body score of between 1 - 2 -- the scale goes up to 10, with 10 being the highest score (obese). She was literally starving and had lost almost all her will to live. Her head constantly lowered and her eyes glazed, not taking an interest in anything, I persuaded my husband to let me bid on her. For $66 I ‘bought’ her and had her taken home.
Needless to say, I was not at all set up for horses, but I had a fenced in area on the side of our home, where she resided after her arrival. She could not eat a lot at each feeding so she was fed 6 times in 24 hours, with muscle and weight building food additionally to hay at lib. Within a few months, she had put on about 200 – 250 lbs. and looked much better. Her eyes were shiny, she took an interest in her surroundings and her coat started to grow back shiny. It took another 5 – 6 months before she had the weight she needed. She looked like an Arabian should look like and she behaved like one too. Proud and intelligent, she would carry me on her back in our woods.
Leila now lives in Mississippi at a trainer’s farm; she is owned by a young lady, who has started to do endurance rides with her. I am glad that Leila gave me the chance to enter the horse world in the US with my husband’s support.
In 2011, I visited a well-known breeding farm for Straight Egyptian Arabians, Night Diamond Arabians where I saw ND Zahra Blu Leilat (“BB”) as a two years old filly. Subsequently, at the end of 2011, I purchased BB and brought her home. She was to be my foundation mare and in July of 2013 she gave birth to a bay colt, EB Anasazi. "BB" will be covered by another beautiful Straight Egyptian Arabian stallion in the Spring of 2014 for a foal in 2015.
In 2012 I found an ad on Craigslist which listed a Straight Egyptian Arabian grey gelding for sale. Visiting the advertiser, who had been given this horse because the person who was taking care of the horse, did not want him any longer, I fell in love with this gelding. ‘Sharif’ was in sorry state as well, too thin, head down, depressed and definitely needed to be taken away from there. I purchased him and had him delivered to my farm. After some research, I found his breeder and obtained his registration papers from her. His breeder was shocked and horrified to learn how I came by the horse, since it was she who had given this horse in good faith to a stable hand where Sharif was born, with the promise of taking good care of him. Happily enough, Sharif is now on a farm, where he is treasured and treated very well. I took him to the Egyptian Event in Lexington, KY, this past June to show him in the Amateur Halter Gelding class. Since I was the novice Sharif tried to tell me what to do, but we did not do as well as we could have. Next time, hopefully, we will do better. It is a big difference from showing dogs (for over 30 years) to showing a horse weighing close to 900 lbs. However, it was very enjoyable indeed, and we made new friends on top of it.
I added my golden Palomino American Quarter Horse mare “Nahla” when she was barely over one year old, again having found her through misleading advertising on Craigslist in 2011. Nahla was not in quite as bad state as Leila had been, when I got her, but she was in bad shape, made worse because she was a growing foal.
We feared that her growth had been stunted due to lack of quality food, but fortunately she was ‘found’ early enough to make up for it. She is a lovely looking horse, which has great manners and a great personality. I cannot see Nahla misbehaving at all. She is trained to ride, has had two months of professional training with well-known Barrel horse trainer, Ron Breier. Nahla was sold in 2014.
Although I am new to the horse world, I intend to do more in this world, from breeding some foals to showing both in Halter and in Sport Horse competitions. My sincere thanks go to the people, who have held my hand, so to speak, and who are invaluable friends and supporters to me including my husband Mark and: