12 January, 2011
I looked at her pedigree a little more closely, as I recognized qualities that I have observed in other horses. What is the common ground between Shifran, Salit and some of my most favorite Egyptian horses?
FARIDA BLOODLINE ALERT!
I realized that Simeon Salit has multiple lines to the mare Farida, through the mares Halima (3 times) and Dahma II. Simeon Salit has an overall smoothness and strength in her neck, which I know comes from this mare. I imagine that her hip is deep and that she is powerfully smooth over the connection of the hip, loins and croup. No surprise to see Farida on both sides of the pedigree. I see the influence of this mare cross over into every generation and she remains relevant, even in the present day.
We have spent some time reflecting on authenticity, over the last few weeks and I can't find a better example to illustrate what authenticity will look like, in a more contemporary version.