Amid the absence of government support.. calls to revive the breeding of purebred Iraqi horses
Wednesday, 6 April 2022 11:38 PM
National News Center / Special
Although the Iraqis’ interest in rooting their horses, their lineage, preserving their purebred Arabian blood, and the development of the horse industry in its rural clan surroundings has evolved in line with contemporary life, horse breeding has gone through many stormy periods.
Jaafar Al-Wanan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Iraqi Media Network, explained the importance of restoring interest in Iraqi horses, telling the National News Center, “Iraq possesses a distinguished wealth of purebred Arabian horses, which requires exceptional government support for horse stables in the country and the establishment of more than one equestrian club in the country. Governorates and work on restoring the Arabian horses that (feared) in 2003 as a purebred and rare Arabian horse, with the need to pay attention to this sport as a type of important sport for young people.”
Iraq established basic and practical studs that played a major role in maintaining, improving and continuity of the Arabian horse industry in Iraq, including the Al-Ukailat Stud, the Kahilat Al-Agouz Stud, the Al-Saklawiyat Stud Al-Jadraniya, the Kahilah Al-Anz and many other studs that caused the entry of horse races in the eighties without foreign blood entering them, but these The races were negatively affected after 2003 like the whole of Iraq, and it is currently trying to regain a part of what it gained before this year, while the period from 1992 until 1998 AD is the most difficult period for the horse industry in Iraq, and during this period the number of horses decreased terribly due to weak races And there is no official export abroad.
This opinion is agreed by Dr. Nour Muhammad from Hilla, who has two children, the eldest of whom is 12 years old, and who is trying to teach him to ride horses, especially since the city does not contain many activities that can occupy her children's time.
Nour told the National News Center, “Children learning to ride a horse can lead them to learn control and self-confidence, in addition to being a sport from the ground up, even if it is practiced one day a week or more, but it remains an enjoyable sport that connects the links between Children and purebred animals such as horses.
With the emergence of several animal reserves, including horses throughout Iraq, the official of the Future College Reserve in Babylon Governorate, Eng. Zaid Al-Shawka, said, “The project is entirely tourism, and in addition to tourism, it aims to preserve the purebred Arabian horse breed and encourage students to acquire it,” describing the demand for students of both sexes, males. And females, riding horses and caring for them is excellent.
Engineer Zaid talked about the types of horses in the reserve as “seven horses, including an old Kahila mare, an Egyptian mare, pure blood, a camel line, a Hamdaniya mare, an Egyptian camel line, an Egyptian camel line, an old man, in addition to a Helwan mare from the old Kahilah al-Haliwat, one of the purebred Arabian horses and one of the endangered breeds.”“.
He also said that the reserve witnessed several births from within horses, especially as it embraces the most famous types of horses, Helwan, which is considered one of the rare and endangered horses.