Bahiya Mizan is likely* the last Arabian in the USA with an unbroken dam Jilfan Sitam al Bulad bloodline. Tradition traces bloodlines and subgroups of horses through the maternal (dam) bloodline back to the original clan and family that bred that strain. She has a mother’s bloodline that traces all the way back to Syria to the Jilfan Sitam al Bulad* (also spelled with other variations).
She may* also be one of the last Jilfan Sitam al Bulad dam tail lines globally.
Bahiya is alsoa very rare Early American Foundation Arabian. This means all her bloodlines come from horses imported into the USA before 1944. Truly American Arabians. There are fewer than 1000 Early American Foundation Arabians of any bloodline.
Finally, Bahiya is a Malabar Arabian. Malabars are a strain bred for rare black color, good size, strong bodies and above-average calm intelligent minds with strong empathy for humans. These are throwbacks to the original “live in your tent” Arabians from history. There are only about 200 high-percent Malabars remaining and only a few active breeding farms.
After losing our young stallion in a fire in the fall of 2021, our breeding program was on hold. With the arrival of SF Obeds Dusk and his companion Destinys Diva, we have resumed breeding with an exciting tweak to our focus.
Dusk is one of only a handful of Arabians with a sire line (the father’s ancestors) to Witez II. Dusk has the famous Pulque and Bask in his pedigree and is heavily linebred to Witez II. You can read about the famous Witez II in the book And Miles To Go.