cvm2002

My New Stallion, Antham

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So, those of you who frequent the Health board may have seen my post that I was going to be MIA for a while due to some personal upheaval. On December 3rd, while in Portland for a long anniversary weekend, I received a call from the attorney of a very dear friend of mine, Gari Dill-Marlow. Gari had been suffering with brain & metastatic liver cancer for some time and sadly, it finally got the better of her. As of that Monday, she had been placed in hospice and was not expected to make it through the next 24 hours. For those in the Arabian horse community, Gari was a pillar and and absolute expert on pedigrees. She owned my colt Wolf's sire Antham and grandsire *Rushan. Antham was the culmination of her breeding program and sadly, her disease struck right as he was being promoted Nationally. He acheived a Canadian National Top Ten Stallion award in the process.

Long story short, in her will, Gari left Antham to my care. She passed very early on December 4th. We had very little time to make arrangements for the horse; he was in Arizona, south of Scottsdale, whereas we are up in Washington State. Arranagments were made to get him from Arizona to Southern California where he would be boarded for a little over a week until my husband and I could travel down to get him. We left the evening of Saturday the 15th, drove pretty much straight through until Sunday afternoon to Murrieta, CA. Stayed overnight down there and started the journey North on Monday morning. We were lucky enough to be able to haul a 2nd horse for a co-worker of mine for half the trip.

Regardless, he hauled incredibly well; drank and ate the entire trip. Thankfully Wolf had just been gelded and is currently off in training, so my stallion-free existance is now no longer and I have this incredibly beautiful and kind stallion. Where the future takes us, I'm not sure, but I've had requests for breeding from around the country and even more "Antham fans" tracking our progress.

So that's where I've been. Now that Christmas is essentially behind us, hopefully life can return to some semblance of normal as we now try to make plans for building appropriate facilties. Without further ado, this is Wolf's sire, Antham:

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For interests sake, here's Wolf at 2 1/2 years for comparison. Strong gene pool you think??

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He is gorgeous!

So sorry to hear about your friend. It says a lot about you as a person that she entrusted the care of this magnificent horse to you.

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I am so glad you updated us, I was wondering how things were working out. That boy is amazing, and I wish you all the best with him.

On a sidenote, and completely unrelated, I notice that his blanket rest squarely on his withers. Is that how my mare's blanket should be fitting her? Hers hits just in front of her withers, and she has an icky "divot" in the muscling there.

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I see Matched Team Driving here.. what a lovely set.. sorry bout the Dear One being lost.. specially this time of year. Hope the heart heals fast.

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Sorry to hear about your freind. ITs never easy to say goodbye... I'm so glad she left her boy in your care..and YES that is a strong gene pool since at first glance before reading the whole thing I thought it was the Wolfman!

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CVM, sorry for the loss of your friend, but how special that she has left her special horse to you for care. I have always thought that Wolf is beautiful, now I know where he gets it from!

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Without you posting Wolf's pic I was going to say "Gee, the apple didn't fall far from that tree!"

Good luck with whatever you do with him.

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CVM...Sooo sorry for the loss of you dear friend. It's never easy. And, the horses are truly gorgeous. Where in Arizona exactly was the stallion? My son - Dr. Eric Cohen, DVM - lives in Queen Creek (south of Phoenix) and his community was originally built as a "horse community". His ex was breeding warmbloods on their property. Anyway, lots of luck with both horses. I know they are in good hands! :yay:

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Oh wow, what a story. Many jingles to you. :angel3:

Please forgive my ignorance I've been away from HC for a while but I can't stop looking at Antham. I realize he is an Arab but what "kind" (for lack of a better vocab) I really really like him. He has all of the Arab features but seems to have good bone, he just doesn't seem so "dainty" as other Arabs I've seen.

Don't get me wrong, I love Wolf! But man oh man, I even showed Anthem to my hubby lol.

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:) Thanks HorseLes. His lines make him kind of a mutt. His sire is a British National Champion stallion and there is quite a bit of Crabbett up top, along with 2 lines to *El Shaklan (hence the good bone). His dam side is technically "Domestic", but consists primarily of Spanish on Egyptian. His dam was bred by Wayne Newton (Las Vegas Danke' Shoen Wayne Newton!).

Here is his pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/antham

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WOW!!! Is he ever gorgeous!!!!! Easy to see where Wolf gets his good looks from. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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New picture today! Just received his show/presentation halter that was hand-made for him! Still in winter woolies, but lookin sexy as always.

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beautiful, beautiful horse. and those legs! those feet! if he passes those on with his disposition and looks i can well imagine he'll be in huge demand.

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CVM, your horses are beautiful first off, i have a ? for you, i have never seen pure bred arabian that is palomino why is that.? i asked people on HC before and they say the same thing, that they are only half arabian with palomino color is this true. this has always stumped me

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He is not palomino. Arabians do not carry the creme dilution gene that turns chestnuts palomino and bays buckskin. He is a flaxen chestnut.

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I did not say he was palomino, i know what color thay are, i just asked if Arabians carry the gene, and I got my answer

thank you so much.

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That new halter is just gorgeous!!!! Antham looks great, even in woolies.

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