05 July 2009

The Arabian Horses - Layan Al Khalediah


This is the filly that slipped her halter - please read yesterday's post. It took a while for her handler and others to get a halter onto her and for me to regain composure and take a photograph!

As you can see in the last photo (the first I took after she galloped to where I stood) her handler very gently - and from the side - puts a temporary halter on her. After about five minutes, when she'd settled a bit, this was changed to the gold show halter you see in the smaller photograph.

It's no surprise this filly is treated so carefully. Her name is Layan Al Khalediah and she was World Champion Filly in 2007, she won the 2007/2008 Dubai Gold Cup and is the 2009 Las Vegas World Cup Supreme Champion Filly. She is bred at the Al Khalediah Stables in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is owned by HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

12 comments:

  1. Fillys are my favorite! She is an exquisitely beautiful animal. How exciting for you to observe the whole thing, albeit a bit scary.

    Although I think horse racing needs to be cleaned up with more attention paid to the animals, I can't resist watching races. Yesterday we spent the afternoon at our small race track, Canterbury Downs, and I'm always overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of horses.

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  2. This is a bautiful animal. Really stunning.

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  3. I've enjoyed the photos and the story. That eye shot was riveting!Pardon the pun, but it holds MY 'eye'.

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  4. She seems such an intelligent creature. Perhaps she is a bit of a diva, but perhaps she does not truly enjoy being the center of attention. Anyway, there's a wildness to her that is mesmerizing. You are remarkable to have been able to take these stunning shots after that nerve-rattling experience.

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  5. the spirit of the magnificent Arabian horses. they are truly gorgeous and inspiring. Thanks for your comments on my site. Today I have a Chihuly glass art photo and the glass art changes with the sun's rays.

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  6. What an exquisite animal. Your closeups are remarkable. Great story that I'm sure you won't forget for a long time!
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  7. Gorgeous creature. Great photos. Wonderful story!

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  8. Great series on the Arabian horses. The filly is quite beautiful.

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  9. What a majestic animal!

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  10. Ooooohhh! She is lovely! Just lovely. How lucky to have gotten that close to her.

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  11. Amazing face. Just beautiful.

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  12. Great story that I'm sure you won't forget for a long time!
    Nice Photo

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