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Farana | *FarasinFeluka | *Ferda | Ferdilan | *Ferdin | Ferneyn | Ferseyn | Feysul

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Leafy Bullet Farana Leafy Bullet
AHR #708

Color: Mahogany Bay
Sex: Stallion   
Height: 15.1 Hands
Foaled: June 5, 1929

Sire: *Nasik (Rijm x Narghileh by Mesaoud)

Dam: *Farasin (Rasim x *Ferda by Rustem)

Breeder: W.K. Kellogg
Pomona, California

A popular and prolific Sire with 55 registered purebred Arabian foals to his credit (28 colts and 27 fillies) of whom his daughter Setana (through her son Amara Baha) is of special significance in the pedigrees of Arieana Arabians.

From our Arieana Notebook: We value Farana's influence as one of the most celebrated Stockhorses of his time with an ability to pass his athleticism on to his foals. A featured star at the Kellogg Sunday Shows, we are partial to this description of him as written by H.H. Reese in his book The Kellogg Arabians, and we quote:

"Never up to that time had an Arab shown such speed and precision, such dizzying spins or electrifying response to the rein. A spectacular worker, Farana was especially good at spinning, a type of showmanship demanded of Stockhorses in those days to indicate their reining ability, and he could whirl so fast that he occasionally 'spun' right out from under his rider. Farana slid to the straight 'figure eleven' stops as well as any low-headed Quarter Horse, with instant take-off into a run when so indicated. Stockhorses in those days also had to work with the rope and he held the 'calf' with a taut rope at all times. Although he was too stylish to please the average cowboy, carrying his neck arched and tail high, Farana could out-perform all exhibition Stockhorses of his day. He also could back faster than the average horse can trot, and would back uphill out of the arena at Kellogg's at a fast clip as finale to his performance. Although shown for over ten years, twice each Sunday, occasionally worked during the week, and often on exhibitions at fairs and other shows, Farana remained sound and clean-legged until he was an aged horse. Nor did he ever go sour, anticipating stops, as so many horses eventually do." (pp. 126-127)

In his later years Farana served as a Remount stallion and was stationed at the University of Idaho where he died of a brain hemorrhage on April 10, 1949. Mary Jane Parkinson, in her book on The Kellogg Ranch, The First Sixty Years, mentions in this letter received from T.B. Keith, Professor Emeritus, University of Idaho College of Agriculture: "Farana is buried near the horse barn among some trees. There is no marker although suggestions have been made to have an identification of some type placed on the spot." (p. 505)

As might be expected from his pedigree, heavily influenced with Crabbet-bred horses, Farana bred on well, and today at Arieana Arabians we see in his descendants that same cat-like agility as well as his best points of conformation: high withers, great depth of chest, long, sloping shoulder, very short back, and powerful quarters.

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Recommended reading for further study on Farana and his days at The Kellogg Ranch:

Parkinson, Mary Jane. The Kellogg Ranch, The First Sixty Years. Cal Poly Kellogg United Foundation, Inc. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Third edition 1984.

Reese, Herbert H. in collaboration with Gladys Brown Edwards. The Kellogg Arabians ~ Their Background and Influence. Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, CA. 1958.

Farana 708 by Carol W. Mulder as published on the website of Diablo Vista Arabians.

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Leafy Bullet *Farasin Leafy Bullet
AHR #615
(GSB #716)

Color: Bay
Sex: Mare
Foaled: January 1, 1920

Sire: Rasim (Feysul x Risala by Mesaoud)

Dam: *Ferda (Rustem x Feluka by Mesaoud)

Breeder: Lady Wentworth. Crabbet Arabian Stud. Sussex, England.

Imported by W.K. Kellogg. Pomona, California. 1926.

Dam of 11 registered purebred Arabian foals (4 colts and 7 fillies) of which the mid-pedigree influence of her son Farana is a  source of special pride for us at Arieana Arabians.

From our Arieana Notebook: *Farasin was one of two daughters of *Ferda to be imported with their dam in 1926; *Farasin was 6 years old at the time of her importation. *Farasin was noted as a well-conformed mare with lots of quality, boasting three crosses to Mesaoud up close in her pedigree. *Farasin produced ten foals at the Kellogg Ranch, all by *Nasik, the last in 1937, and she was considered possibly the most successful of *Ferda's long list of fine daughters. According to Herbert H. Reese in his book The Kellogg Arabians, *Farasin's foals were kept by the ranch for most of their lives, and it was only after a change of ownership of the ranch itself, with a resultant change in policy, that any of these valuable horses were permitted to leave. *Farasin was eventually sold to W.B. Carter and George Pyle of Lancaster, California in June 1942, along with *Rifla, Raad, and Nusara. No death date is listed for her.

Pedigree of *Farasin AHR #615

Ibn Nura Egypt 267
Feysul GSB 255
El Argaa
(Bint Bint Jellabiet Feysul) Egypt 218
Rasim GSB 517
Mesaoud GSB 270
Risala GSB 388
Ridaa GSB 207
*Farasin AHR #615
Astraled GSB 375
Rustem GSB 548
Ridaa GSB 207
Ferda GSB 625
Mesaoud GSB 2070
Feluka GSB 351
Ferida GSB 120
Sire Line: Sueyd
Tail Female: Ferida GSB 120 (Blunt)

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For more information on *Farasin or her son Farana or to see for yourself how their influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

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Copyright 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook on October 10, 2004. Revised with new information June 30, 2012. Updated and current as of September 27, 2012.