Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq Nassib singled out Kabeer during the first part of his book to talk about “breeding horses” about the best dates for “jumping” on mares, saying: “It was not at the beginning of spring until the“ delivery ”took place after the passage of the frost, and when the second frost arrived, the newborn would be He is able to bear it, adding that it is necessary to starve the Persians for a few hours, and even run them before the descent, this is what leads to achievement.
He added: “The pregnancy period in Arabian horses is eleven months or a little more, and after giving birth and cutting the navel, the foal is massaged by hand with a little fresh butter, and the tail is raised to the top, and the foal smells something from onions to alert him, then he sucks,” explaining: “It is not correct. He neglects to tie the mare’s belly for a few days to prevent its relaxation.
And the prince advises: that one should not forget that a person should have several good mares. To produce good foals from them, ”indicating that the result is not guaranteed, no matter how high the father and mother are, explaining that the Arabs’ habit is to give foals to camel milk, so is this the reason why the Arabian horse (the horses raised in the Arabian Desert) has the power of stamina over other horses? .
He said: “They allocated camel and goat milk for this purpose, and they did not say cow or buffalo milk, because the first is slow and the second sleeps in swamps … and I fed some of the foals with goat’s milk. Who helped her mother know her names, and respond to the call to attend whenever she heard her names.
Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq said about his personal experience in this field: “I personally think this is a correct explanation for the strength of Arab horses’ endurance of hardship and difficulties, ”adding,“ I, in breeding, do not prefer a strong mare with a light structure, but rather what is important is that the mare is in perfect health. And a good condition that enables her to conceive, give birth and feed the newborn.
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