REAL HORSES AND INTRIGUING
1. Firebolt CF (Clarion CF x Anthesis CF). 6-yearold stallion. Photo by Anita Westfall. Bred by Charles Craver; owned by Kirby Drennan. The five-generation pedigree of this beautiful stallion contains no fewer than 16 crosses to a single Davenport stallion, five of them through a horse born in the United States in 1943. Can you name these two horses? Definitely the product of inbreeding, this stallion is exactly the “spice in the stew” that can improve bloodlines other than his own. An important consideration in Arabian breeding is the tail-female bloodline. In this horse it traces to a mare that is represented in at least five of the other lines leading to Firebolt CF. Who is this mare?