When we first saw him, there were 3 or 4 horses to choose from. We looked at him first and I just knew he was the one, so much so that I became rather irritated with Billy for even bothering to look at the others!
He did not have a very illustrious start as one of our horses - the very first thing he did was to chop our good friend Abdallah on the head! Billy started working with him and he soon became a special member of our herd.
He taught Chami everything he knew about foraging for food... Chami would be seen following him everywhere and before he ate anything he would get Rahaal's approval. He allowed Nali to be the youngster that he was, playing with him for hours on end.
He had a tough castration and so we didn't ask him to carry any weight until we reached Egypt. Here he stepped in when Chami got laminits, carrying more than his fair share and Billy!
He was a pleasure to ride, always willing and happy, a real plucky little horse. On arrival in Khartoum, he and the others were struggling with the repercussions of heat stroke from the severe heat wave in the desert. He got laminitis and biliary and despite our best efforts he died in September 2007.
He remains in our hearts and we remember him with love.
Here are some photos of his short time with us...
|What he looked like when we bought him - Libya|
|The start of his training - Libya|
|Look out, here I come - Libya|
|Shaggy boy with very knotted mane - Libya|
|First time in the sea - Libya|
|Training continued - Libya|
|Helped out by Abdallah - Libya|
|Tired boy - Libya|
|Yummy watermelon - Libya|
|Look what I found - Libya|
|Good morning! - Egypt|
|Afternoon Nap with my buddy - Egypt|
|Settling in - Egypt|
|Caught in the act! - Egypt|
|Beautiful boy - Egypt|
|Get this thing off me! - Egypt|
|Hurry up with those dates - Egypt|
|I'm not sure I like this guy - Egypt|
|Woolly boy! - Egypt|
|On the road - Egypt|
|Look how strong I am! - Egypt|
|Me and my buddies - Egypt|
|Play time - Egypt|
|Yes I know I'm cute - Sudan|
|Rodeo pony - Sudan|
|Speedy pony - Sudan|
|Kiss my foot - Sudan|
|You can't catch me! - Sudan|
|Desert pony - Sudan|
|Drinking from the Nile - Sudan|
|Nile at sunset - Sudan|
|What you looking at? - Sudan|
|Oi, that's my water! - Sudan|