I’m so excited to be able to share this news! Off and on for the last 2 years I have considered getting a second horse and I’ve finally done it. This is my new filly, Zaina. She is 1.5 years old, Arabian/Appaloosa cross. I’ll start at the beginning of her life…
This is her sire, Awwali. He is a straight Egyptian Arabian owned by my friend Lou Fitch. Awwali is known for passing his wonderful temperament to his foals and for putting height on his foals. Awwali stands at L&R Ranch which is also where Zaina and Blondie are boarded.
All photos below are by Lou Fitch, used with her permission.
So Awwali was bred to Zaina’s dam, Olivia. Olivia is an Appaloosa mare. Here is Zaina at 3 days old with her dam.
Here she is at 6 months old.
Another friend at the boarding stable, Kris, has also known Zaina since she was born. Thanks to Lou, Kris, and Patti (Zaina’s foster mom) I have photos of Zaina when she was a baby and I know a lot about her sire and a fair amount about her dam.
In the next post I’ll share photos of her the day I met her and of the first few days at since she came to L&R Ranch.