Bint Al Bahr Arabians

Preservation Breeders of Straight Babson Egyptians

 

MIDBAR FA RABDAN

Straight Babson Egyptian Stallion

1973 - 1997

I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

It was with great sadness that we reported the passing of Midbar Fa Rabdan, (Ibn Fa-Serr x Aroufina) Babson Sheykh Obeyd Stallion. He was put down February 28, 1997 at 1:27 a.m. after it became obvious that his heart had failed. His illness was sudden and very unexpected. He had to be put down just hours after his first symptoms appeared. 

Rabdan was the “baby” of our “over 20” stallion bunch of Serabaar (age 28), Ahmed Fabah (age 25) and Rabdan (age 24). He only arrived here the previous April. His time with us, less than a year, was altogether too short. 

Midbar Fa Rabdan - 1996 Diana Johnson Photo
     
       

We are very grateful to Diane Clark of FinestKind Arabians in Maine for allowing us to bring him here to steal our hearts even if it was only for what seemed like a moment.

Just a week before, for all those that journeyed west or south to see him, Rabdan danced and strutted around the arena at our Open Barn.  He very much enjoyed being the center of their attention. 

Photo at 23 years old   
He has been replaced within the Babson Lines with 1992 daughters Almoraima Alegria (X Fa Mahrouf, owned by Elizabeth Dawsari) and Almoraima Aurora (X Rou Roufa, owned by Elaine Yerty).  (Both still living in 2010)

In 1994 FK Ibn FaRabdan  (X Almoraima Alicia) was born. His full  sister FK Bint FaRabdan was born in 1995 (owned by Laura Lower and Linda Stone).  

Rabdan at play in 1996 (D. Johnson photo)
He had two Straight Babson foals born in 1997, Fa Ibn Rabdan (X Almoraima Alegria) with Elizabeth Dawsari and our Rabdans Serraniza (X Almoraima Ceniza).  (Both still living in 2010)

His last natural foal was Rabdan al Bahr ( x Almoraima Sarita) born in 1998.  

We were fortunate to be able to freeze a few straws so Rabdan will still get to play a future role in our Babson breeding program  even if we can’t see his big eyes peering out his stall door urging us to hurry with his “Senior” feed supplement every morning.

Rabdan was our hearts’ delight and is greatly missed. He has left a legacy of wonderful memories and new hopes for a few foals yet unborn. He will live always in our hearts.  He was a grand horse. 

Midbar Fa Rabdan - 1990 Diane Clark Photo

“He enchanted all who were fortunate to be present during his showing at the Johnson’s open barn during Scottsdale week. Those are the memories my mind will see when I hear his name. He will be missed."   -  Julia Byfield

 

More Photos of Midbar Fa Rabdan

See also Rabdans Serraniza   and Serabaar Breeding Program

 

Midbar Fa Rabdan

#102099
Bay 03/30/1973

Ibn Fa-Serr #17189
Grey 04/12/1960
Fa-Serr #4482
Black 07/10/1947
*Fadl #896
Grey 06/17/1930
Ibn Rabdan  Chestnut 1917
Mahroussa Grey 1920
*Bint Serra I #897
Bay 03/03/1923
Sotamm  Bay
Serra  Bay
Fa Deene #1431
Gray 08/07/1937
*Fadl #896
Grey 06/17/1930
Ibn Rabdan  Chestnut 1917
Mahroussa  Grey 1920
*Bint Serra I #897
Bay 03/03/1923
Sotamm  Bay
Serra  Bay
Aroufina #57040
Bay 07/15/1969
Fabah
Gray 08/07/1937
*Fadl #896
Grey 06/17/1930
Ibn Rabdan  Chestnut 1917
Mahroussa  Grey 1920
*Bint Bint Sabbah #894 Bay 05/19/1930 Bayyad  Grey
Bint Sabbah  Bay
Roufina #31958
Black 04/07/1965
Fa-Serr #4484
Black 07/10/1947
*Fadl #896  Grey 06/17/1930
*Bint Serra I #897 Bay 03/03/1923
Aaroufa #7892
Grey 05/16/1952
Fay-El-Dine #1170  Grey 5/01/1934
*Maaroufa #895  Grey 09/07/1930

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