QUOTE (barbara.gregory @ Feb 29 2012, 06:30 AM)
Wow, she is lovely, who is she and have you had any foals from her?
Funnily enough, I had someone interested in the GR Amaretto colt (Einstein) to go to the States a couple of years ago. The lady was married to an Englishman who was from Hertfordshire which isn't far from me and they were coming over on holiday and she wanted to come and see him to loan. We spent a lot of time mailing and then just before she came she stopped mailing or answering my mails, very rude. She had said how she would take him to the EE etc. She was obviously just a dreamer but if she had said that she couldn't afford the shipping etc I wouldn't have minded and she would still have been welcome to come and see him. He won the 3 year old SE colt class at the UKEE but hasn't been shown since. I would love to have someone to ride him as he is big and bold, nothing fazes him. I am sure he would event as I know he can jump because on morning when I was leading him out to his paddock he jerked back; he had never done that before, it took me by surprise and I lost the lead rein. Realising he was free he wheeled round, ran off and jumped in with the mares. You can imagine the bedlam!!! I would have been killed if I had tried to go in so had my breakfast and shower and got ready for work. When I came out again it was still bedlam so I asked a friend down the road to look in during the day and if there were any real problems to call me and the vet!
All was fine and when I got home that evening they were all grazing happily. He now goes out on a chain!
That is not the end of the story though. We had a colt and a filly the following year!!!! Another couple of photo of him as a 3 year old, the year he "Jumped" and the last one is of him and the Amaretto filly as foals.
That is Hanana sired by the stallion Odysseus HF (Ansata Shah Zahir x Aliamah Moniet by The Egyptian Prince) and out of the mare MB Jamillsa (Imperial Saturn x Bint Jamilla by Jamil). She was sold as a yearling and came back to me in Nov 2010. She is in foal to Ansata El Shahraf (Ansata Halim Shah x Ansata Samaria by Jamil) for May 2012 and this will be her first foal for me.
The story on that "tire kicker" is familiar to me too. So many buyers behave like this - it is disappointing. But apparently Einstein was meant to prove to you what a good jumper he is and a sire too!
He is beautiful
Isn't it amazing with just one "accidental breeding" how foals come from it? We had an outside mare here for breeding a few years ago that was quite difficult. When she came into heat, rather than wait for me to manage the breeding, she literally tore down the fence while I was out getting the oil changed on my truck. I was only gone 2 hours! She managed to get herself bred, but the problem was she was in with the stallion's 3 year old half sister, who also got bred. Two hours is all the time they had, but 11 months later, his sister delivered a filly! LOL The filly is beautiful, sound and healthy. So it turned out to be a happy accident
I'll bet the Ashhal Al Rayyan horse is pretty nice - would love to see him too.