thank you dear WIDHTRANCH. Its is so rewarding, so wonderful to me to know that one of my "children" is so well cared for. I am indebted to Hidden Spring Farms and thank them from my heart.
I often stated, that breeding does not lie, and all Serenity Horses are produced through natural breeding. their lines are totally predictable. I sometimes hear over the SE forum, that we Only breed for athletic horses. I need to state that many of ours also are very beautiful and type with georgeous heads and excellent conformation. And all can "fly". some look like ugly ducklings at age one-3, and then turn into beautiful "Swans" when more matured. some lines mature faster than others and only we know what the end results will be and advise accordingly.
Most all mature at age 12, even had one growing another inch at age 13.
I think our success is that we test our horses, mentally and physically, give them the best care money can buy and enduce them to be competitive. None is alike the other so to speak, each one is a "different person".Paying attention to this and training accordingly has been our success.
Some of our best mares are abroad, but some are with American and Canadian Breeders, such as Ray Ellis, Nampa, Idaho, Ken Keele, Greenwood, Ca,
Ackermans in Monument Colorado, etc.etc.Each one is bred to produce, provided
the new owners listen a bit to our advice.
Mohammed Bin Humooda in Al Ain, UAe possibly has the largest collection of about 24 or more head with truly some outstanding stallions to match.I am on my way over there tomorrow to assist in any way I can. They are very open minded
and my "children" are in a georgeous place, with lots of room, love,attention and expertise caring.Some others are qwith Lutz Petersen and Klaus Denart,Germany and of course Marbach has our bloodline through Serenity Habib, another truly outstanding stallion in my opinion, who ones won the EE in Kauberplatte with "20" points in each factor, which included "legs"...
If I may issue another advice, those interested in good stock should look at some of the older horses, even if in their twenties because many can still give a super FOAL by NATURAL SERVICE!! And it could be that one foal which can create an impeccable breeding program. SF Bint Mamlouka, Serenity IbnKhofo's dam had her last one at age 28 and passed away peacefully in her sleep at almost age thirty, one of our greatest producing mare.
One needs to look at that strong Mashhour, Antar,Sameh and Nazeer blood,
stay with the Nazeer blood because already it is far down in many pedigrees and percentual watered down. It is Nazeer who gives that incredible front end, that immense girth and withers, while the other ad to the rearend and of course speed,stamina,courage and sweet disposition. When I read "with no Nazeer blood" I shake my head and wonder what one is thinking and doing.
However, each horse should be examined for its good and bad points, and the bad ones not duplicated. Breeding for ONLY a head is in my opinion insane and far removed from breeding a good horse. Some are, but many are not, they cant move, the way I like to see it, with hocks well bent and rearend powerfully engaged.
Therefore young lady, if you need help, advice please contact me at any time. I be back in my office/farm March 30th/08 if God is willing.
Take good care and good luck and God bless you.
Serenity Arabian Farms