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Leafy Bullet *Rodan Leafy Bullet
AHR #258

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: January 1906

Height: 15.1 1/2 HH
Weight: 980 lbs.

Sire: Harb (Mesaoud x Bint Helwa)

Dam: *Rose of Sharon (Hadban x Rodania)

Breeder: Crabbet Arabian Stud. Sussex, England

Imported by Colonel Spencer Borden, Fall River, Massachusetts. Arrived (en- utero) October, 1905.

Double Registered with The Thoroughbred Jockey Club as No. 49002  in their American Stud Book.

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From our Arieana Notebook: *Rodan, imported en- utero by Spencer Borden in 1905, will long be remembered as one of the very first Arabian stallions to be purchased and serve as a sire in the Remount program. The son of Harb (a son of Mesaoud) out of *Rose of Sharon, a mare who finally after several years of negotiations with Lady Anne Blunt was imported by Colonel Spencer Borden and arrived in foal at his Interlachen Stud in October 1905, *Rodan was born the following January 1906, the 12th foal of his dynastic dam. It was reported to Lady Anne Blunt by Spencer Borden that *Rodan was difficult to handle as a youngster, but eventually this phase must have passed for with time and training his reputation became that of a tractable driving and riding horse suitable for even ladies to ride side-saddle. 

In 1913, Colonel Spencer Borden and the Morgan Horse Club sponsored a long-distance weight-carrying test trial, a distance of 154 miles in two days with speed alone to count, and of the nine entries, *Rodan placed fourth overall with a time of 30 hours, 40 minutes, and carrying a weight load of 160 pounds. What was more remarkable was that *Rodan, without prior conditioning, trekked all the way to the test from Interlachen and back to the starting point for a total of 507 miles in 10 days (including some rest time). Condition: Excellent.

It has also been noted by Carol W. Mulder that sometime during the period of 1909-1919 *Rodan was ridden by Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth President of the United States. 

On October 29, 1918, W.R. Brown purchased Colonel Borden's remaining horses, and *Rodan was among those who went to W.R. Brown's Maynesboro Stud in Berlin, New Hampshire. *Rodan was used by Brown at stud for two seasons, then sold to the Remount for $750.00 on October 14, 1920. After three seasons serving to sire half-Arabians for the Remount program, *Rodan went back to Maynesboro where in 1925 he sired his last crop of purebred Arabian foals.

Altogether *Rodan is noted as the Sire of 22 registered purebred Arabian foals (9 colts and 13 fillies) for which we at Arieana Arabians most appreciate his mid-pedigree influence through his three Maynesboro-bred daughters: Gulnare, Bazrah, and Raaf. Another foal of special interest to us at Arieana Arabians, though not in our pedigrees, is his daughter Fath who was listed in the Supplemental Section of Volume I of The Register of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association, published in 1939, and therefore eligible as Foundation Breeding Stock.

Maynesboro Arabian Stud: Catalogue for Season 1927. Berlin, New Hampshire, U.S.A. 1927.

Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses Volume 2 (Revised Edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, California. 1993. pp. 228-238.

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Pedigree of *Rodan AHR #258

Aziz RAS 41
Mesaoud GSB 2070
Yemameh Egypt 88
Harb GSB 397
Aziz RAS 41
Bint Helwa GSB 140
Helwa Egypt 241
*Rodan AHR #258
Desert Bred
Hadban GSB 49
Desert Bred
*Rose of Sharon 246
Desert Bred
Rodania GSB 13
Desert Bred
Sire Line: Zobeyni (Abbas Pasha) through Mesaoud (Blunt)
Tail Female: Rodania (Blunt) (Kuhaylan Rudan)

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For more information on *Rodan or to see for yourself how his 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 June 21, 2005. Updated with revised information August 10, 2005. Current as of September 21, 2012.