Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Most of the horses 4 or 5 generations back were all multiple National Champions or had comparable titles from other competitions around the world. Some in halter but many more in performance, which is what you're looking for when you want a strong, willing, under saddle partner.
Bask was imported to the US from Poland, and he was a VERY big player back in the 1970s-early 1980s. There were very few horses bred that didn't have Bask somewhere in their pedigree. My now deceased heart horse was Crabbet bred, but also had Bask in his dam's lineage.
Bask wasn't the 'prettiest' Arabian, but he had substance and put good bone and sturdy bodies on his foals, who in turn did the same for their foals. As a Polish bred his profile was straighter, because the Polish Stud was concerned more about their horses overall conformation and longevity, than worried about whether or not they had exaggerated jibbahs.
Ansata Ibn Halima was THE Egyptian stallion people bred to back in the day. Ansata Arabians had some lovely horses, but I think they inbred far too much in later years. Some of their horses were dingbat crazy.
There are a lot of mares I recognize as well, so it wasn't just the stallions who put their stamp on the resulting foals. In order to produce a superior animal, both sides of the equation need to be superlative individuals.
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