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Leafy Bullet Raschida Leafy Bullet
GSB #82
(Volume XV)

Color: Bay
Sex: Mare
Foaled: 1883

Markings: None can be observed in this only known photo of her. Height: 15 HH

Sire: Kars (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

Dam: Wild Thyme (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

Breeder: Crabbet Arabian Stud. Sussex, England

Dam of 13 purebred Arabian foals (4 colts and 1 filly) as registered in the General Stud Book (England) including her daughter *Nessa who is of special significance mid-pedigree in Arieana's foundation bloodstock.

From our Arieana Notebook: Wild Thyme with Raschida en-utero was sold by the Crabbet Stud to Mr. Charrington in 1882. Originally named Wild Honey, Raschida came back to Crabbet, and then in Autumn 1885 as a 2-year-old once again changed ownership when she was purchased by the Honourable Miss Ethelred Dillon who renamed her Raschida

As an individual Raschida was highly admired by Spencer Borden. In his book The Arab Horse, written and published in 1906, he writes this "...very remarkable mare.... has won nineteen jumping prizes, besides one second prize in the hunter class at Blanford. She carried 13 stone (182 lbs.) in the hunting field ten weeks before foaling, and is the only pure Arab mare in the Hunters' Improvement Book...." (p. 68)  Borden also goes on to mention that there was some belief by both Major Upton and Lady Anne Blunt that Raschida's family strain, the Kehilan Ras el Fedawi, was also the family strain of The Darley Arabian, and as such Raschida is highly regarded and appreciated in the pedigrees of Arieana Arabians for her ability to pass on both her speed and athletic prowess.

To enhance Borden's information, Carol Mulder also writes that Raschida reportedly cleared jumps up to six feet carrying as much as 190 lbs., and once won a reserve in a class in which she cleared 5 feet 8 inches four times. Mulder also mentions that Raschida was called "a poet's dream" by an unidentified admirer. 

Raschida produced a total of 13 registered foals but from historical records available for our review, it appears most of her foals were regretfully short-lived or did not breed on. And so we are most grateful that her daughter *Nessa survived and was imported to the United States by Spencer Borden and then later came to be owned by W.R. Brown (Maynesboro Stud), as it is from Raschida's Maynesboro-bred granddaughter Tahdik that we joyfully find the rare Raschida influence represented today mid-pedigree in the bloodstock of Arieana's Arabians (see also the stallion Tamarlane).

For further reading on Raschida and her life and that of her foals, we recommend Carol June Woodbridge Mulder's Imported Foundation Stock of North American Horses, Volume 2 (Revised Edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1993.

Pedigree of Raschida GSB #82 (Volume XV)

Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Kars GSB 23
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Raschida
GSB #82
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Wild Thyme GSB 40
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Sire Line: Kars (Blunt)
Tail Female: Wild Thyme (Blunt) (Kehilan Ras-Al-Fadawi)

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For more information on Raschida or to see for yourself how her influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
ARIEANA ARABIANS
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260
e-mail: arieana@fea.net


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Copyright 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook February 26, 2005. Revised with additional information July 29, 2005 and Updated January 18, 2006. Current as of September 21, 2012.