A colt like SMF Alnair allows me to start "connecting all of the dots" and tying the importance of all these horses together, going back through all of the stories that I have been telling you here, in this blog. SMF Alnair's pedigree combines straight Babson Egyptian lines, Sa'ud breeding through the mare *Turfa and *Nufoud, the Ayerza mare *Aire and more of the Prince Mohamed Aly Tewfik horses: *Nasr, *Zarife, *Roda, *Hamida. While not a straight Egyptian horse, SMF Alnair is 100% Al Khamsa, tracing to Bedouin-breeding in all of the lines of his pedigree.
Because the Hallany Mistanny horses are so few in this world and the Babson-Turfas are even fewer, the blood of SMF Alnair and what he means for the Asil breeding pool, is precious...very precious. We can't afford to lose a horse like this. We need him. Remember Victor? What would Victor have done, given the opportunity to own a colt like SMF Alnair? I would like to think that Victor would scramble to own a colt like this, before someone else beat him to it. Are there any Victors left in the world? The fact that this colt is stunning, so abundantly blessed with the unique characteristics of the Arabian breed, makes the reasons why a combined Asil-source breeding program is not only important but a direction that is
with real rewards. The quality of a colt like SMF Alnair encourages people like me, to start thinking of blending as many of the available Asil lines we have
to produce an authentic desert horse of
"Hallmarks of the breed are its exquisite head and high tail carriage. Without these distinctive characteristics, without type, identity is lost. Type and good conformation are essential, neither alone is enough, and charisma is a bonus."One look at SMF Alnair and I think you will agree that the words of Peter Upton become very, very real in SMF Alnair. I think he has that *Turfa trot too. I think that little boy would be lost dreaming about sitting on this horse too...flying across the sands of the Nejd.