Originally Posted by tinyliny
From which line was the sire Gdansk? I used to ride one of his daughters (or was that granddaughter??) I was new to horses then, so none of that mattered to me. The horse, tho, was a really nicely built mare.
Gdansk was a pure Polish Bask son. Small, but very prepotent, he produced some beauties. I have two mares with Gdansk breeding. DS Magic's Royalty is a grand-daughter of his son Duel, top 10 English Pleasure Champion. Magic is carrying on the tradition of excelling in the ring with a recent win this weekend in Sport Horse and also won Reserve Champion. I also have her daughter- double Duel/Gdansk.
She is Polish and 67.75% Crabbet. I love the Polish and Crabbet Arabians. They have great minds, great work ethics, calm demeanor, dense bone typically, and are very athletic. They aren't wispy and overbred. You couldn't ask for a better companion.
Of course I love the Phara Arabians, but they are also Crabbet bred, but there's another thread about them, so I'll leave it others to read about them there if they like. Arabian horses - Gilbriar Arabian Horses in Texas, Gdansk