Handsome Khalil, a gelding, is one of two Arabs who came together to SAIN on June 16, 2023. He and Shakira were both born on their prior owner's property and have lived their entire lives there. Neither had seen a vet or farrier on a very long time. We are told that 17-year old Khalil had 30 days training to get started under saddle many years ago, but nothing further.

Khalil is the thinner of the two but is now putting on weight. We've had a trainer working with both Khalil and Shakira, gettting them reacquainted with picking up their feet in preparation for their first farrier appointment in some time and -- success! -- the appointment went great. Khalil is adjusting to the new environment and is becoming more interactive.

Stay tuned for updates on the handsome Khalil.

January 2024 Update: Khalil has become much more social since coming into our care, and is currently in training for basic handling and trailer loading.

Once he has learned a few more life skills, he will be available for adoption as a companion/pasture pet.

Spring 2024: We recently received new information about Khalil’s history, including his registration information. He is registered as Cygnd Seald Delivered, and was foaled on 6/12/06. Khalil’s granddam was also Shakira’s dam, making her his aunt. He has Bask, a major sire of significance in the Arabian breed, in
his bloodlines on both sides (his great-grandsire on his sire’s side; two generations farther back on his
dam’s side), and Desperado V is his dam’s sire (another legend in the Arabian world). Khalil had a
very hard life, never was really doted on or provided groundwork, and spent long periods stuck in a
filthy stall. He did have about 22 days of training in about 2014, in which he was introduced to a
saddle and bridle with snaffle bit, and learned w/t/c in long lines, but was never ridden. His owner tried
to rehome him a couple of times, but nothing came of it and she gave up quickly each time. He just
never really had a chance.

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