our Arieana Notebook: Purchased for $600.00 as a five-year
old in 1940 by Herbert H. Reese
when Mr. Reese started his own ranch, Alla Amarward became a
major influence as a sire in the United States. In addition to
his fame as a sire of useful riding and breeding horses, among
Racing's unbeatable Ziyadi (Alla Amarward x Follyat), Alla
particularly noted for siring beautiful Half-Arabian
We have especially enjoyed reading Carol W. Mulder's memories of
this stallion in the Crabbet Influence's Collectors II
and wish to share this excerpt with you:
"He [Alla Amarward] was well known in his lifetime for his good disposition
and his ability to sire good dispositions. It is interesting to
note that his double great-grandsire, *Hamrah, [imported by
Homer Davenport] was also known for his good disposition. 'Alla' was a
very quiet and sensible horse to work with and around.
all the years I used to work with him, never once did he behave
in any but the most perfect and exemplary manner. He never once
tried to nip, not even with his lips, he never once fidgeted, he
never once did anything but watch to see how he could please. If
he thought it was wanted of him, he'd put up with a good deal of
unpleasantness without fuss; he was not stoic, but he was
determined to be a gentleman always when haltered and under
human control. His business was to please, and when so engaged
he was a very dignified and serious minded individual."
Arieana Arabians we cherish such dispositions and strive in every way
possible, both genetically and environmentally, to perpetuate
this as a traditional trait in our CMK Arabian Horses of today.
the complete article and more information on this wonderful
stallion please refer to "Alla Amarward 1140 and H. H.
Reese" by Carol W. Mulder, The Crabbet Influence,