ELYSJA

ALDEBARAN

2011

GREY MARE

DESCRIPTION

A young fleabitten grey filly with large, dark-liquid eyes, all black hooves and no white markings – prized traits of the desert mares of the bedouins, and a contemporary specimen of the Polish type.

With no white-markings, a uniquely-perfect conformation, all black feet and rose-grey flea-bitten coat with ultra-refined head, Elysja Aldebaran certainly stands out in the Aldebaran family. Bandola features twice in Elysja’s bloodlines through Bandos in the spear side.

The Rosewater Mare of the Orient
A special extract from Dr. Hans Nagel’s classic writings…

“This color was said by the southern bedouins to recall the original wild color which in very good grey horses returns with increasing age. Such ‘rosewater’ mares are found everywhere today and wherever they are found, they are almost a type in themselves: always more refined than others, virtually without markings, with intensely dark pigmentation and often the typiest horses of the entire population.

Stallions and mares of this color show the highest refinement, such as Bukra herself and the famous Ansata Ibn Halima, two prominent examples of Egyptian breeding. The most eye-catching mares in Bahrain, Iraq, Syria and Saudia Arabia today are often flea-bitten greys; and one must not forget the famous Polish Arabian mare Bandola (heavily flea-bitten and greatly admired for her rare beauty), a symbol of type throughout the world.” – END Quote

BEHIND THE NAME
Elysja (Pronounced Elisia);
‘Thunderstruck’, Greek for LUCK – ‘Struck by Zeus’.