Fadjur: The Story of a Breed Legend

By Arlene Magid. Anyone who was fortunate enough to see Fadjur in person never forgot him. He epitomized the Arabian breed both in appearance and temperament. His huge dark eyes, tiny muzzle, wedge-shaped head with large nostrils, extremely arched neck, and high-flung tail (no ginger needed!) drew admirers to him. More importantly, Fadjur was a good horse as well as a fine example of the breed, with great strength of loin and correct legs (two traits that can be lacking in today’s halter horses).

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Abu Haroun – Our Family

By Diane Volpe. Abu Haroun, or ‘Bu,’ was born on April 17th, 1984. He is by Fane (Haroun) out of Royal Fiesta by Fari. From the day he was born, Bu has always been very cheeky, jumping over everything that gets in his way. Bu was bred by Jane Fraser, and I purchased him with his dam when he was just a few days old. He was shown in hand with great success as a yearling and two-year-old, but we decided to have him castrated (that autumn), and use him as a ridden gelding.

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Roh Beta Gulastra 10216

By Karen Paulo. The great Gulastra 521 died before his last batch of foals arrived in 1955. Left among his legacy was a chestnut colt foaled on June 7, out of Al-Marah Aasaba 5352, “one of our best Indraff 1575 daughters,” states breeder Bazy Tankersley in some old correspondence regarding the mare. The colt was originally named Al-Marah Anmar, which is Arabic for ‘patriarch.’ The name was later changed to Roh Beta Gulastra, after his purchase in the 1956 Al-Marah Auction by Dr. Roger Baker, who was “Jack Armstrong – The All American Boy” of radio fame.

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