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    08-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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Golden Reflection

Golden Reflection (Golden Pharao x Aazkafra) 1968 stallion - text taken from the PharaHeritageSociety.com website...

The very most highly anticipated of all Phara foals to be born was Aazkafra's 1968 foal by Golden Pharao. With this foal we would know if the years spent planning our breeding program would be a success or a disappointing failure. This would be one of Golden Pharao's first foals, and though he had already started winning in the show ring as a two and three year old, we knew that even the best of show horses does not necessarily make the best of sires. And as to Aazkafra, though she was a treasure of a mare, Ben Hur bred, extremely beautiful and perfectly bred for our plan, she had no record as a producer.

Golden Reflection was born prematurely on a subzero February day at our Wisconsin farm, he had been born upside down in a corner manger and was very weak and soon contracted severe pneumonia. The vets gave us little hope for his survival. He was too weak to stand and nurse, so I stayed with them in the stall for many days, lifting him up to nurse until he began to gain some strength and began to nurse on his own. Then a leg injury gave him another serious setback. Despite all of these obstacles, he was growing into the gorgeous colt we had dreamed of and by the time he was 4 months old I had the unforgettable pleasure of taking him into his first show and bringing him out the winner of his first Wisconsin Futurity. He would go on to win all of his Wisconsin Futurity classes and later he would win many Class A Stallion Championships, and most importantly, his foals were breathtakingly beautiful and many of them were show champions as well.

This young stallion had proven to reflect the incredible great beautiful Arabians in his ancestry ~~ he was truly a
GOLDEN REFLECTION.










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    08-27-2011, 03:50 AM
  #112
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I love these pictures!
     
    08-27-2011, 04:22 AM
  #113
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Thanks!

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Originally Posted by WildJessie    
I love these pictures!
Thanks :) Glad to hear it!! The Phara Arabian really has been overlooked the last decade, but deserves the attention.
     
    08-28-2011, 11:24 AM
  #114
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Originally Posted by Druydess    
Hey - thanks girl- he has been loafing this summer.. but he is as manly as ever..lol..

But here's another one..


It's really very beautiful and I even heard that this horses are very muscular though, and also heard that they get angry very soon, is that right?
     
    08-28-2011, 11:38 AM
  #115
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I never knew Phara Arabians existed. I love their coloring. More people need to know about them.
     
    08-28-2011, 11:58 AM
  #116
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Originally Posted by LOL4equine    
I never knew Phara Arabians existed. I love their coloring. More people need to know about them.
Sabino chestnut Arabians aren't exactly rare, so I'm not sure why you think they're so amazingly wonderful that 'more people need to know about them'.

These horses are lovely, but so are many other well bred Arabians. Except for a small contingent of people, Arabians aren't popular anymore, so breeders need to consider to whom they'll be marketing their horses. Color is the least important thing when breeding. Athleticism, temperament, correct conformation, and soundness are far more important.

Concentrating on a particular bloodline isn't something new, and the Al Khamsa people have been doing it for years. Heck, anyone with a good breeding program usually concentrates on one or two particular bloodlines to make sure they're throwing the type of horses they want, for the market to which they're trying to sell.

No breed, no matter how versatile, can do everything well. Arabians have their faults and shortcomings just like every other horse out there. I love the breed and have owned them for 33 years, but I don't buy into all the hype.
     
    08-28-2011, 01:28 PM
  #117
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Phara Arabians and their temperaments

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Originally Posted by Cecelia Roscow    
It's really very beautiful and I even heard that this horses are very muscular though, and also heard that they get angry very soon, is that right?
Cecelia, the Phara Arabians are extremely sweet horses. I have yet to see any one of them get 'angry' so cannot imagine where you might have heard this. They do, however, pout if you don't pet them!!
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    08-28-2011, 01:32 PM
  #118
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Phara Arabian coloring

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Originally Posted by LOL4equine    
I never knew Phara Arabians existed. I love their coloring. More people need to know about them.
The coloring is a result of many generations of the Phara Arabians being chestnut. 6 generations of breeding chestnuts together means that the only color you will get is some shade of chestnut (when talking about pure Phara Arabians).

There is much more to the Phara Arabian than their wonderful shades of golden
     
    08-28-2011, 01:43 PM
  #119
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Phara Arabians

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Sabino chestnut Arabians aren't exactly rare, so I'm not sure why you think they're so amazingly wonderful that 'more people need to know about them'.

These horses are lovely, but so are many other well bred Arabians. Except for a small contingent of people, Arabians aren't popular anymore, so breeders need to consider to whom they'll be marketing their horses. Color is the least important thing when breeding. Athleticism, temperament, correct conformation, and soundness are far more important.

Concentrating on a particular bloodline isn't something new, and the Al Khamsa people have been doing it for years. Heck, anyone with a good breeding program usually concentrates on one or two particular bloodlines to make sure they're throwing the type of horses they want, for the market to which they're trying to sell.

No breed, no matter how versatile, can do everything well. Arabians have their faults and shortcomings just like every other horse out there. I love the breed and have owned them for 33 years, but I don't buy into all the hype.
It is not just the Al Khamsa breeders that have been focusing on a special bloodline, there are many groups that work to preserve their own chosen bloodline. That is what I and others are doing with the Phara Arabian.
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    08-28-2011, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SunStarArabians    
It is not just the Al Khamsa breeders that have been focusing on a special bloodline, there are many groups that work to preserve their own chosen bloodline. That is what I and others are doing with the Phara Arabian.
So now I will ask:

What is so desirable about this filly's conformation?



She has a very short, possibly ewe neck, a weaker-looking back, and a Quarter Horse rump. The lack of flatness to the croup seems to be a characteristic of a lot of these horses, which really seems to go against the Arabian breed standard at large. I also noticed that many of the stallions shown in this thread tend to stand under themselves (not just their stance for halter--their natural conformation) and have mild calf knees. How do they fare, soundness-wise, under heavy athletic work / riding?
     

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