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Arab legend traces the origins of the Arabian horse to five strains — the Banat Al Khams: Koheilah al Ajuz, Obeyah al Shariek, Dahmeh al Amer, Shuwaimeh al Sabah, and Saqlawieh Jedranieh. “The science of that is fascinating,” says Sheikh Isa. “We value each strain for what they are, but it’s a difficult balance to strike. While you’d like to use your best stallion on your best mare, you still need to be conscious of the need to widen the gene pool, and we try to avoid close breeding.

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Profile for Arabian Horse World

Bahrain — Host of the 2017 WAHO Conference  

In February 2017, this lovely island nation will welcome guests to the World Arabian Horse Organization conference, by Denise Hearst. Photos...

Bahrain — Host of the 2017 WAHO Conference  

In February 2017, this lovely island nation will welcome guests to the World Arabian Horse Organization conference, by Denise Hearst. Photos...