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
Exactly, Pete !! But the fact remains that horses were sold and taken of breedingprogramms late 80-ties and early nineties when Nasrallah was a hot item ! This cannot be denied since I have seen it with my own eyes and own one of these horses myself. We were not there butthe situation was absolutely worse. Nice horses ending up at horsemarkets, sold without pedigrees because they carried Nasrallah blood. This was the result on the humanity side of this story.Again my concern is with the horses and somehow it seems that so few are taking notice of this, something I just can't believe with so many wellknown breeders and knowledgeable persons taking part on this forum.
Likewise with what happened at THAT time with horses carrying Nasrallah blood, I simply fear there is a risk this may happen to horses with Exochorda blood as well. Just let them be kept and preserved by the people who are devoted to them and leave it for what it is. Indeed, there is no need to start all over again since Nasrallah, like Exochorda, needs the protection it deserves. If we take THAT as a leading position, knowing all these questionable horses are now accepted and recognized as pure bred straight egyptian horses, we can put our efforts in preserving this heritage of fine, desert horses.