IbnHalimElMansour is a 1997 bay stallion, a son of the *Ansata Ibn Halima son, Halim El Mansour and out of the El Hilal daughter, MFA Bint Maarree.When I think of ibby, I always start at his pedigree and marvel over the concentration of a few horses:"There are white horses, but no more knights;there are war horses, but no more warriors;there are cavaliers, but no more chivalry;there are authentic blooded horses, but fake horsemanship.
Yet hope is revived by your presence, and good fortune is tied to your forelock."-Rania Elsayed
*Ansata Ibn Halima
*Bint Bint Sabbah
*Bint Serra I
That's it...six horses...six completely wonderful horses...ibby's entire pedigree is made up of these 6 horses...used wisely and in different combinations, the end result is this handsome bay stallion, whom I know as "ibby".
ibby was bred by Caryn and Mark Rogosky, who owned both Halim El Mansour and MFA Bint Maarree. Eventually, Halim El Mansour was sold to Marilyn Lang at Fantasia Arabians in Sealy, Texas, where he lived, until he died.
One of the last times that I saw ibby, before blindness stole the joy that sparkled from his eyes; Caryn had turned him out for me in a large field and suddenly, this little horse grew in stature and proceeded to eat up the ground with stride after stride after stride. The youthful exuberance that he felt was contagious, and I found it extremely hard to stand still and not join ibby as he floated effortlessly around us, one circle after another after another. The joy pulsed from my heart, through my veins, finally escaping through my open mouth, disguised as laughter. "Gosh Caryn, I love this horse, I love everything about him but more than anything, I love who he is...I love his joy. It's infectious. It makes me happy just to see him." I remember saying.
"Why can't I find youibby was sold to Christina Muller-Levan of Breezewood Stables, Pennsylvania, where he has lived happily and quietly, as naturally as a horse can live, within fenced pastures. I spoke with Christina and she said of ibby,
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me..." -from the song, Where Are You Christmas, co-written by James Horner and Will Jennings
"He is so beautiful! And yes he is doing well. He is still turned out in the same pasture with one mare. WK Norah Moniet."While ibby has not yet sired any get, Haliluyah has sired horses at Rancho Bulakenyo and at Al Abbasiyah, where he currently resides. The new foals are outstanding. One can only wonder what ibby might sire, given similar opportunities.