Barakah Heritage Farm
Barakah Heritage Farm is the home of East West Equestrian Arts’ Jilfan Sitam al Bulad Malabar Arabian Preservation Program and the East West herd of teacher horses.

Our heritage Arabians

Safin n Niya, Bahiya Mizan, and Nasr Mubaarak are likely* the last three Arabians 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. These horses have a mother’s bloodline that traces all the way back to Syria to the Jilfan Sitam al Bulad* (also spelled with other variations).
They may* also be one of the last  Jilfan Sitam al Bulad dam tail lines globally.

These are also very rare Early American Foundation Arabians. This means all their 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, these are rare Malabar Arabians.   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 3 active breeding farms.

*Purity and bloodlines in Arabians can be very subjective. There is debate (and politics) about the status of the Jilfan line.

All orientalist mythology aside (please see Remembering A Desert Horse), we value our Arabians for their practical qualities. Arabians are unusual. You have to meet them to fully appreciate just how much. They are conscious beings, intelligent, thoughtful, caring. Their empathy is very strong.  Our Malabars especially are strongly built, yet elegant and nimble, with good heavy bone, above-average height compared to the typical Arabian, and versatile minds and bodies.  Arabians are wonderful family horses that can excel in a variety of sports as well as working on the farm.

Our Teacher horses

The teacher team includes some of our rare Arabians plus our two American Quarter Horse mares, a Polish Arabian gelding, a pony, and a Paint mare.  All came to East West for rehabilitation and stayed to become part of the teaching team.

Our donkey

Jasmine came to us from a donkey rescue.  You can hear more about her story on one of our tours.

Miss Doc Alena
American Quarter Horse
Bos Salty Shiner
American Quarter Horse
Note:  Salty cannot be ridden
To Catcha Thief
Polish Arabian
Frostalitos Ricka Sue
American Paint Horse
Jasmine
donkey
Note:  Jasmine cannot be ridden

 

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