Well I'm delighted to meet you in the virtual sense:
Walter was always so good to me. I love it that
you know these old horses...it was a privilege to
see them and it is wonderful to know you saw
Yes, my stallion is a full brother to JA Bint Zaafarana.
She was a chestnut, the darker/liver/Babson variety
while my stallion is gray. I saw her once as a mature
mare out at Jay Gormley's when he lived in San Luis
Obispo...talk about love at first sight.
Sadly, she died without having any foals. With
love comes the occasional heartbreak I suppose....
Thanks so much for posting the picture of
Om Khamsa. Walter sent it years ago when
I was doing an article on *Simeon Shai for
Arabian Visions but it didn't get used for that piece.
I stumbled across it last Summer and re-shot it
digitally to preserve it and post on the forum.
I have no idea who took it, but it is her. Peter,
do you know who might have taken that photo?
I'd love to know as it's a great shot of a totally class mare.
She was even better in person!