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post #21 of 24 Old 02-17-2011, 08:23 AM
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I had a horse that I bought that had run wild for 3 years on 160 acres. Hay tossed over the fence and water was all the human contact he had. He was very much like your Arab.

I got him very tame very fast as the ONLY time he could eat was with me there. When I left, the food left with me. At first he did not know what grain was but figured that out very fast. If he wanted to eat I held the bucket. With hay, the only time he could eat was when I stood next to him. I took the hay with me when I left the stall.

It took a LOT of time for about a week (because, as you know, you want to keep hay going into a horse a little at a time to help mimic normal digestion and eating). I will say that within a week he was nickiering for me and was no longer in the back of the stall.

Because he was solidly halter broke, I could work with the farrier to teach him about feet handling. He got that figured out very fast too.

I will add he was not an Arabian and even tho he was scared and wild at first he had 'the look' and that is why I bought him. I figured this was how it would be and it was.

He became a very good, reliable horse. Eventually I sold him to a lady who was recovering from cancer and was in early remission (he needed to be reliable for her).

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post #22 of 24 Old 02-18-2011, 01:48 AM
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You're completely correct ****edEvans, there is a WIDE variety of Arabian looks. Your boy is very much of the Crabbet look, a style of horse that's virtually unheard of these days. I love Crabbet lines and it's difficult to find the pure ones, but the line produces much sportier, athletic and less refined animals.

He's the spitting image of *Raffles in my opinion, I think he's VERY handsome and he has a few minor faults but all in all, I don't think he's unfortunate as a stallion. I wish we had more like him around here!

Some photos so you can appreciate that good old Crabbet breeding! (which I wouldn't be a BIT surprised your boy has):

Raseyn (same sire as Raffles)

Gaysar (Raseyn grandson)

Ferseyn (son of Raseyn)

Here's an example of a modern rare pure Crabbet horse as a 2 year old - you can see the difference in the substance and bone!

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True, Ecaho is a more lightly built Arabian as are some Egyptian breds, and you can find more stocky examples in other lines beside Crabbet as well such as Russian (Muscat) and Polish (Bask). I used Ecaho because the photos seemed to illustrate well some of the conformation points that contrasted with your stallion (such as the sloping shoulder).

As Macabre said, I wouldn't think your stallion's behaviors have much to do with him being a stud. Both of my Arabians were not handled much until after age 10 so behaved quite similarly to your stud, even though they are mares. I would only relate his behaviors to not being gelded if he were behaving in a dominant way instead of a fearful way. I'm sure with some work you will be able to handle him better. I've also had to sedate horses for a time or two with the farrier just to get their feet comfortable. You don't necessarily have enough time to train a new horse to accept being handled before you need to trim their feet.
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@ Elana: Your advice is very good and I'm sure that it will be of great success. But unfortunately I can't apply it because I'm a volunteer there and I can go everyday to be as his feeding times there. And I can't put someone to do it because I don't have a person in mind that will do that. But thank you, it will be a great advice to keep in mind.

@ MacabreMikolaj: Thank you. The photos are great, I like that kind of Arabian too. I'm not an expert in recognizing Arabian types for sure but maybe Rashid is like the others stallions from where we took him. They seems to be similar.

I will put some photos with some stallions from the place that Rashid lived for a couple of years. This was his home before being lost at poker.
Those horses were in a neglect situation and the authorities took some measures for them.







@ gottatrot: Thank you. I understood your point and the reason you had posted those photos with Ecaho. They were very helpful. thank you.

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