Monday, September 6, 2010


One of the treasures at Ezzain Arabians is Moneerah, a filly sired by Nooreddine Ezzain and out of Ajmal Ibtihaj, the dam of Altaafibari Ezzain. Moneerah is a half-sister to Zweena! our July black beauty. Actually, Moneerah and Altaafibari are more than half-sisters, as Nooreddine's dam, NK Nada, is an Adnan daughter, as is Ajmal Ibtihaj. I like her pedigree a lot, as it is full of all my favorite horses, especially the Ansata horses, who are present throughout  the pedigree but especially so on both sides, the sire line (Ansata Almurtajiz) and the tail female line (Ansata Justina). Together, these horses make a strong impact on Moneerah's phenotype, as this filly has a little more substance, which you can see in her wider chest and in the muscling of her shoulder, her forearms and her neck. I like her...alot. She is a most balanced horse, with much harmony flowing in her classic body.
Moneerah is a little more compact in her body; strong and smooth over her croup. I like her well-sprung rib cage, a bit deeper in the chest than behind, which speaks loudly of a horse who is just waiting for you to jump on her back and GO! Her tail carriage is excellent, matched by her equally expressive and very beautiful head, which is shorter and wider with a deep black (no white at all!) eye, placed lower on her head, accentuating the prominence of her jibbah. Her neck, which is set higher on her chest, could be a bit longer, as you will find in the NK Qaswarah-sired horses but I like how her neck connects with her wither, flowing into a powerful shoulder and then, a nicer forearm.You can use your imagination to place your hand behind her forearm, to discover enough room in this area, to suggest that this filly has the freedom to fly! I can  imagine the feel of the wind in my face and the tremendous joy in my heart, as I sail across the desert, astride on the finest Bedouin mare named Moneerah. She really is BRILLIANT!


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