This photo of Masada El Rabdan was taken in March 2007 at age 22. Tucky is totally sound, totally healthy and fertile. He has seven offspring out of five different mares who are winning on the Regional level and all of his offspring who have been shown are winners.
Tucky and his friend Elizabeth Powell in the summer of 2010 with Tucky at 25 years old.
Masada El Rabdan, "Tucky", is by the imported non-Nazeer stallion *Tuhotmos and out of the wonderful Straight Babson Egyptian mare Masada Dahmah. Walter Schimanski bred Tucky to be *Tuhotmos' replacement as there were no Old Egyptian, non-Nazeer *Tuhotmos sons to carry on his legacy. *Tuhotmos was the head sire at the EAO for 14 years before being imported to the US by the Hebers. Upon arrival in the US *Tuhotmos created a tremendous interest in the Egyptian Arabian and he bred many many mares. Unfortunately, most of the mares were bred to him for outcross purposes leaving very few sons of his particularly unusual non-Nazeer status.
By breeding *Tuhotmos to Masada Dahmah, Walter created a stallion with 29% Ibn Rabdan blood. Tucky is a highly athletic individual with a temperment that is easily trainable and extremely intelligent. He is a horse that anyone can handle, yet he possesses fire and a great prepotency. He does not have a huge number of offspring, but a very high percentage of them are winners on the Regional level in Sporthorse and Dressage. He has offspring that are winning in Dressage, Western, Hunter, and Trail. Tucky himself is a class A winner in Dressage, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Show Hack and Trail with a very limited amount of showing.
Tucky and Susan practice for trail by pulling a tire along the ground. Tucky is wonderful at all kinds of trail obstacles and considers figuring out what is expected of him to be a greatly rewarding puzzle. This curious, willing temperment is consistently passed on to his kids who all excel in the most difficult types of trail obstacles. The first time I ever took Tucky to the lake and walked up to the waters edge I expected that he would be reluctant to enter. Not so, he walked right on in and much to my surprise was shortly swimming. This would have been just fine, but he had his dressage show saddle on at the time!
Tucky is now 20 and one of his jobs is teaching students the more advanced moves. Elizabeth Powell rides Tucky in her efforts toward becoming a dressage rider and Tucky is trustworthy and seems to understand that he is helping her grow as a rider. While possessing a wonderful exuberance, he is very careful not to do anything that would unseat her. At 20 he is totally sound and has not a single bump or blemish on his legs even though he has been ridden, jumped, and used consistently since coming to Susar Farm in 1986.
The 1955 Straight Babson Egyptian Stallion Lothar (*Fadl x Habba) is Tucky's great grandfather. Lothar is the horse that captured my heart and imagination as a child and led me into this lifelong endeavor of preservation. Linda Tellington was my instructor and I was a working student for her at Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm in the late fifties and early sixties. Lothar was there and his beauty, endurance, trainability and absolutely wonderful disposition so enchanted me that I have spent my whole life trying to make sure that this very special type of horse carries on into the future.
Tucky is at stud to approved mares for $1000 live foal guarantee. He ships semen very successfully and has a very high conception rate on the first shipment.