I try to do my readers justice by finding horses that seem to be priced at a reasonable (if not exceptional) range for the quality of horse. While the mare I’m about to mention is priced in a range where you may need a loan for her, I think the range is well within reason for her quality.
Safiyah Gisele is in the prime of life at 9 years of age and has a rather lovely Straight Egyptian body. When it comes to the Straight Egyptian lines, this mare demonstrates the sort of body type I gravitate towards. She maintains excellent hock and knee sets on her legs, has an exceptionally deep girth and chest, and her back is very short. Her neck is a bit shorter, but I actually like it, as I think her neck ratio fits her “tight body” well. She is her sire’s daughter, there is no doubt (from head to hoof).
Here’s where I think her price really does stand out in “deal”. She is a direct daughter of Imperial Imdal. While he is alive and kicking (and I’m very happy he is, hope he keeps on trucking), he’s an 80s child (1982), and therefore, getting direct sons and daughters is not going to be as easy in the relatively near future. Not only that, but he is a pretty well established icon of Straight Egyptian breeding, filled with high esteemed Ansata blood and very close ties to *Morafic. Gisele’s rich heritage is only bolstered through her dam, Dehnaa. Dehnaa is a direct Anaza El Farid daughter as well as a granddaughter of The Minstril.
And while Gisele is a gorgeous grey, she has some gorgeous representatives in her pedigree that could encourage some lovely deep mahogany red bays if you were to get particularly strategic in your stallion prospects. I digress.
If you do your own Google search for this mare, you will find other photos of her and even notice that this mare got a satisfactory 3rd place in “World Class Mares 8 & 9 Year Olds”, so she has the credentials.
Seriously, for any reader who is giving heartfelt consideration into investing in a solid Straight Egyptian mare, I enthusiastically point your attention to this fine mare, Safiyah Gisele.
See her ad listing here for more info: http://www.arabianhorses.org/marketplace/Classified/pas_detail.asp?id=62066