Please allow me to attempt to answer your questions as to why many have recognized the Nagel line of horses as a needed element to their breeding programs.
For me it is this way, after raising Arabian horses for over forty years and constantly breeding for a better Arabian horse, we made several changes which we definetly felt were needed.
We started with all sorts of Arabian horses and looked always to the performance ablility of our horses, and after many years with the Babson horses we went with the Ansata bred horses and the Pritzlaff bred horses and also made a fifty/ fifty combination of some.
We recognized the strong legs and movement of the Pritzlaff horses and to this day breed some which are all Pritzlaff breeding but, we also seen the need for the correctness and beauty of the Ansata horses and understood the leveling agent that some of them could add to a breeding program.
And from this we bred some really great horse who we feel can produce, perform and move exceptionally well and still maintaining a wonderful disposition.
But, as I only do Arabian Horses 24/7 for the last several years, I had the chance to study their habits and many of their gestures, this helped us with what we bred and what we were doing in our program of breeding.
Thus comes the change,
I saw that there was a strong possibility that they could be improved upon in several areas, so we went on a hunt for what we felt would be needed to make the possible improvements, and we searched far and wide and couldn't find what we felt would make the improvements if in fact they could be made, because we ranked our horses very high in our minds and hearts.
After years of searching we saw a pic of NK Hafid Jamil on a cover of a foriegn magazine and at first thought the picture was enhanced but, after nearly wearing the cover off from studing it, we realized that the pic was as nautural as possible for it had the wiskers and he was unclipped or shaved or darkened in any way even down to haveing all of the hair in his ears in the photo.
We went in to deep research about this stallion NK Hafid Jamil and read each and all material possible, then we began talking to breeders in this stallions land and down to his owner Dr. Nagel, after all of the research we were convinced to give it a try and found what we needed by good fortune and imported the foal * Alaa Jabbar, after seeing him at our ranch for less than a month we knew we needed what he excelled in, the lease went to purchase.
We held our breath until he became two and was old enough to try and breed, this went excellent and at this point he was recieved well through out North America,
Jabbar got everything in foal that he was insemenated to on the first attempt in most cases.
Jabbar became more beautiful each passing day and displayed what we were looking for, movement that was so quick and agile, that he left many expeirenced
Arabian owners standing watching Jabbar with their mouths open.
Jabbar from a foal, showed such a high degree of intellegence that it became staggering to all who had the chance to see him at length.
The next step was to see if he could pass this on to his foals, the first foal Echo Hill Amir born July 4th, was an exceptional foal from birth and displayed all of these exceptional qualities from day one in spades.
We hoped for a foal who possesed all of Jabbars qualities and would have the size and type in body type of the Ansata pedigree dam, we weren't disapointed for sure, this is a picture of Amir at one month old.
And of course we are basing this on his first foal but, we have several champion mares of several different lines, and body types, about due to foal each month for the next several months, so within a year of his first foal we shall be expecting about nine or ten foals from Jabbar and then we will have the results we need to answer the many questions in our minds.
All of our stallions are ridden and tested to our ideas of strength and agility of performace, Jabbar will be no exception.Click to view attachment
Echo Hill Arabians, USA