RBJ Madonna is a predominantly Egyptian bred Arabian mare. She is descended close-up from some of the greatest Arabian horses in history. Her sire El Tahawi Dahman was sired by El Tahawi Fagir who was bred by Ahmed Hamza of the Hamden Stables in Egypt. Hamden stables, founded by Ahmed Hamza Pasha was home to some of the most select breeding stock in Egypt. El Tahawi Fagir was imported from Austria to the U.S. in 1979. Her sire's dam Akulah, imported from Germany in 1979, is a daughter of the renowned broodmare sire El Hilal.
RBJ Madonna's Dam (RBJ Monhalima) was sired by a son of Ansata Ibn Halima, one of the most beautiful and influential stallions of the Ansata Arabian Stud breeding program. Ansata Ibn Halima was U.S. National Top Ten Stallion in 1966, 67 and 69. He is sire of numerous national and world champions. RBJ Monhalima's pedigree also contains the Arabian greats -- Ibn Moniet El Nefous, Antez, and Hallany Mistanny.
This lovely mare has found a home right here in California! Her new mom, Leslie, is in the process of sprucing up her new quarters and arranging transport to her luxurious accomodations. Her mom has also given her new barn name of Maddie. This is not Leslie first rescue horse and she is to be commended for her opening her home, heart and life to horses in need. Thank you Leslie! We will be awaiting updates on Maddie!
Here's the first letter from "Maddie"...formerly known as RBJ Madonna!
Dear Auntie Gail
You picked me some good new people. How did you do that. They are my knights in shining armor and arrived in a white truck and trailer.
First I played a little hard to get -- just to test them. See how patient she was, if she yelled, threw temper tantrums you know that sort of thing. Well, she passed my test.
After I decided they would do, I loaded right up. But then they made me wait. The other lady, not my mom, was looking at a dark gray Azteca in the first pen. Finally after whinnying my displeasure, that I wanted to get the hell out of Dodge, they complied and off we went. I got to munch on some sweet #2 and carrot pieces. The trip was long and made longer because two people had to take a potty stop.
Well, we made it home. I was a little concerned about backing out of the trailer but they talked me into it.
My room was ready and waiting! I have a great room!!! It's a double and I don't have to share. I have my own sweet well water and #2 hay with carrot pieces. I also have my own ramada -tre-continental! I walked in big circles, round and round to see and smell everything. You don't hear lots of cars driving by but I saw plenty of bunnies and birds. I also hear crickets!
She came out this morning and gave me a few carrot pieces. Then we talked. She now knows I like my butt scratched and she does it so good. Her reward was that I let her pick my feet up. She didn't run away when she saw my snot nose! that's good because I have a snotty nose right now. Then she just started to brush me of course she let me smell everything first. Then they gave me breakfast. Oh, it tasted so good. And the flowers are blooming. Everything is so sweet smelling here.
She also says this is where we'll be forever. That I'm home. That sounds good. My mom also says I have a big, big family ... The Boys (Coda and Shiloh), Mama Swing and Aunties Carolyn, Gail, Kim, Leah, Diane Marla, and Cathy, my dad and an Uncle Carl who's moving here to help take care of us all cause mom and dad have to work
I promise to write more. Thanks you for putting such a good picture of me on the computer and finding me a nice new family.