||Four months old|
||Sulphur Springs Spanish Mustang|
||Long Beach, California, USA|
would like to present to you a very interesting horse colt.
Name: "Anhur Maximus". "Anhur" is an Egyptian name
(chosen because of his body color and the "eyeliner" type
markings above and around his eyes). The translation for Anhur is as
follows: Anhur, (male)(worship centre:- Anhur) A warrior god. Warriors
worshiped him and wore robes and carried a lance just as their god did.
"Anhur is a desert dweller, his temple is shrouded in the desert
sands". "He is the chaotic good God of War."
"Maximus" is a Roman word, with the meaning somewhat obvious
(especially once you've met Max).
**Dr. Gus Cothran of Kentucky University and Dr. Phil Sponenberg of
Virginia Polytechnic University have studied this particular group of
Spanish Mustangs, which come from the Sulphur Springs area in Utah from
6,000 feet to 10,000 ft. elevation when living in a feral state. (Max is
2nd generation born-captive). The studies that Dr. Gus Cothran
conducted, in particular, have shown that the "markers" in a
particular kind of blood test show that these horses appear to be direct
descendants with no apparent influx of other blood -- to the Spanish
horses which were brought to the California Missions by the Spaniards
and then stolen by Walkara, the Indian, shortly before the fall of the
Spanish Missions (in Southern California). These mission horses were of
Sorraia, Jennet and Andalusian breeding. They exhibit a 56% "dun
factor" in feral herds, which is the highest known to occur in any
feral herd. (Dun factor are all of the "zebra-like" markings,
such as the dorsal stripe, ear tips, leg barring, herring bone/sawtooth
markings along the dorsal, ventral stripes and other unusual markings).
The Sulphur Spanish Mustangs are truly unique and rare animals and
certainly an interesting part of American History.
Max has the most amazing markings!! We haven't seen markings as
extensive on any dun horse as of yet. There are /have been others, but
their occurrence is extremely rare. That is one of the reasons this colt
is so special.
We've had three people ask us if he is part zebra or if he is a zebra.
He is only four months-old and I have already three offers for breeding
him to others' mares when he is ready. That won't even be physically
possible until he is about one year-old, if he is even to be bred that
young. Talk about arranged marriages?
Max also has one silly disposition and very much is a "people"
I was also present for his birth and I have it captured on video. I
cleared the sac for him to take his first breath. It was quite an
He loves people and he'd love to meet you, I'm sure.
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