Joined: 11-August 04
Member No.: 1584
Many of you know that I have been casually researching the history of the mare known mostly as *Exochorda for quite a few years. In that time I have collected a great deal of information regarding the history of the horses, people and places associated with *Exochorda, and I have written about this from time to time. There is a great deal of newly uncovered information to report on this topic, and research obtained by myself and Marilyn Lang during our recent stay in Egypt has expanded the file substantially. I am in the process of putting together a comprehensive article, booklet, book, or whatever size publication is required to present this case in a complete and thorough format in the near future. In the meantime, I wish to go on record with the following statement:
*Exochorda, known in Egypt as Leila II and/or Marquita, is absolutely and without question qualified as a Straight Egyptian. She was conceived in Egypt of Asil desert bred parents, born in Egypt in the possession of a famous breeder in association with and under the supervision of the RAS. Furthermore, she came to America from the Royal Stables of Egypt.
Substantive evidence and documents will be provided to support the above statement within the publication, and with the permission of Oliver and Alexsi, I will present an outline of these on this forum. Caryn Rogosky
Joined: 13-July 03
Member No.: 618
I absolutely agree with you. I personally consider Caren an expert per excellence when it comes to her knowledge and investigation towards *Excochorda. But you stated something which actually hits the nail. It all comes down to politics, nothing more, nothing less. The more focuss there is on, let's say Exochorda, the more presssure there will be and the more people are getting involved, whether they like it or not.
How many horses were"questioned" throughout the years ? Let's name a few:
*Hanan for her questionable pedigree
*Bint Rissala, after her autopsy there were questions if she was an arab after all, her skeleton having more to do with an english purebred and not an arabian horse
Sameh, some breeders in Germany want to prevent the Sameh-blood because they consider him a questionable horse
Nasrallah/Shahriar, I do not have to explain he was the topic in the 80-ties whether related to his so-called questionable pedigree
Mishaan, again a horse with a questionable pedigree
And look at what has become of all of this. If you don't like Hanan, you do not want horses like Jamil or Salaa el Din either. If you do not like Bint Rissala, you want to avoid any horse with Kaisoon, Farag or Alaa el Din blood, too. If you hate Exochorda, you won't use the blood of Simeon Shai and Al Lahab as well. If you do not want Sameh blood, you avoid EVERYTHING that has to do with Ansata Bint Misr for instance ....Just to give some food for thought. All respectable horses and foundation-horses. If every person who has an egyptian horse or wants to have something to do or to say with or about egyptian horses just will respect the breed in general, we will not have such rediculous topics, completely taken out of context. I cannot recall how many times I have read the discussion about Hanan, Exochorda and so on this forum and it all comes down to NOT respecting eachother's horses, let alone how people express themselves in, let's say, most inapropriate ways. I mentioned it on this forum before, do not forget when you critize other's horses based on whatever reason, be aware you will certainly harm other people on purpose who may have cherished their horses for years, perhaps generations. Very disrepectful. But once rumours have started, it will be almost impossible to undo the damage. And the only victims in the end are the horses and nothing else.
Just my opinion because I am absolutely finished with these useless discussions.