Pedigree: mare- Melaka Majiida
She's a 7 yo 14.3 AIH granddaugther -linebred AIH on the sire side - looks to me very AIH, very typey/dry compact build - sire's tail female-Babson
On her dam side she's got stretch & size - 15.3 dam dtr of Akid Kasim - full bro to Akid Geshan - but in contrast to Geshan, Kasim is much more a Nabiel horse (16 hands) - D.Geiser owns Geshan & considers him much more a representative of his dam Akid Hanalei.
Majiida's tail female granddam is a dtr of the dble Morafic, nationally recognized competitive trail horse, Al Metrabbi & tail female is Nabilahh-same as TD.
What I value about this mare:
-how good she was under saddle - very few weeks under saddle entered her in a hunter pace - I found her to be well behaved with other horses, minded me & after 2 hours of riding - mostly walk some trot - she was ready to canter away.
-Her foals, like her are extremely easy to work with, trusting, easy to train. Both show sport horse/DAP type movement
-When I did Deb Bennett's measurements, she's got good numbers for balance, heart girth, amount of bone.
What I need from a stallion:
-longer femur for better stifle/hock angulation so her get could have a jumping or working western career
-none of her foals have as good a reach out of their shoulder as she does - a genetic match for excellent elbow/shoulder
-better stretch-one of her fillies is quite stretchy & it's in Majiida's pedigree
-a little better defined withers for more strength over the top line for sport horse use
I think Arabest Samir is a candidate - I like that I'd be strengthening the Nabiel influence in her pedigree - overall size of bone & body + general athleticism -lots of Sakr. He's demonstrated to me, good mindedness in the show ring & she's got excellent temperament either through genetics or how she raises her foals or some combination there of, her foals are confident, curious, easy & make excellent companions for would be riders or breeders.
So hopefully I'll get to see some Arabest Samir get in person before 2011.
edited to add photos, forgot you ask for them - I'll have to say that not one photo that has been taken of this mare really looks like her or does her justice.Click to view attachmentClick to view attachmentClick to view attachment
a Thee Infidel filly - I can definitely go back to that cross, see if I can get the better shoulder/elbow that he has to offer-there is alot to like about this filly tho'