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: 11-January 07
From: Two Mountain Ranch, Nampa, Idaho USA
Member No.: 4862
You have stated a biased opinion, which is that Exochorda was SE and you have set out to prove that position. However, there is no need to put your name, honor and reputation on the line if all you are doing is reporting information as you have found it to be. You are free to draw conclusions, make analogies and point to other circumstances which lead you to beleive that something is likely to be the case. This is called conjecture and you are free to use it. The only honor involved would be to faithfully report what you have found in the way of evidence, both for and against your personal opinion and that you have not manufactured evidence or misstated information along the way.
Business proposals are made this way all the time: Scenario A - we buy the equipment and succeed. Scenario B - we don't buy the equipment and we fail. Scenario C - we don't do anything and we don't succeed or fail.
There are more than two positions to take on this. One position is: Yes, she was SE. Another position would be: No, she was not SE. A third position would be: We don't have enough data to say either yes, or no. I would love to see you take all sides of this issue and present convincing arguments for going with any of them.
People can live in Egypt, sleep on the floor of the EAO library and rent a room inside the Jockey Club and study for many years. Just going there, being there and doing that may add credibility to their work, but does nothing to validate the truth of their conclusions.