When I saw *Emanor at Canadian Nationals I thought he was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen. When he took his victory pass as Canadian National Reserve Champion Stallion he was so lovely it made made me cry. For me it was one of those moments you remember forever , if there was another horse in the ring I didn't see them.
His National Show record:
US National Champion Stallion
Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion
Canadian National Champion Park
Canadian Reserve National Champion English Pleasure
US National Top Ten Park
US National Top Ten Park
US National Top Ten English Pleasure
If there is another horse in the breed with a show record like that, I can't think of one. I think in the 60's there was a stallion that won the championship in Halter and English pleasure, but you know Nationals were a whole different breed of cat in the 60's, and *Emanor did it in the last ten years. Was there anyone else, Arlene?
As far as stud fees go, Marwan only won 2 National Championships, and none of them were in performance , and his stud fee is more than $5000.
His back is on the longer side, but he engages well . The long back is very typical of his pedigree, it's hard to get a heavy Naseem horse without a long back and most of the Naseem/Arax horses are smooth bodied, big eyed and long in the back. I don't think his back is as long as DA Valentino's, and he is deeper in the body.
Dam Emanacja, Polish National Champion :
Sire of Emanacja, Polish National Champion Eukaliptus:
Dam of Emanacja, Polish National Champion Emigrantka :
Sire of Emigrantka, Palas:
He has great legs, with short cannons and good flat square knees.
As far as the neck goes, I don;t think there is anything wrong with his neck- he has a typical Naseem neck that comes out of the withers high with a long open throatlatch that doesn't flex at the poll the way the Witraz horses do. I haven't seen a Naseem horse that could bridle tight (although I would love to
) When I saw him go Reserve in Canada in English Pleasure, he looked great but had his nose out - not flexible in the poll, not the fashion in the ring these days with all those great bridling Varian and Bask horses, but not a terrible thing.
As far as the offspring go, I wonder if the problem is not that they lacked quality, but that they weren't what people were expecting. I think it would be unlikely for a horse of this pedigree to produce the kind of spidery American halter type that people are used to seeing here. Everything about the pedigree says substance.
May be its a situation similar to Monogramm, where he produced for years in North America with little fanfare but went to Poland and produced superstars.
I think it is interesting that Leslie's filly out of Vienna MBF is not long backed because Vienna was a beautful big moving horse, but she was a mile long, and although she was Bairactar sire line, she had 25% Priboj blood and 18.75 % Mammona so maybe that made the difference.
As Arlene said, Czort had a very straight profile, and the Bairactar sire line is known for a straight profile and large eye. I think people forget that Nabeg had a very straight profile also.
Nabeg; Amurath Sahib: