Maliki is an inquisitive, friendly horse who likes to walk up to you in the pasture and say hello. Maliki likes to train and was one of the favorites of the two young apprentices who put our four colts through a 45-day intensive training session of groundwork. Maliki stands 14.3 hh and has a nice strong back and good musculature in his front end. He has a keen, intelligent look and a beautiful head. His gait is something to behold, with a beautiful floating trot and a graceful canter. Maliki was born in Texas and raised from a colt in the Colorado mountains, where he learned about crossing water, cantering across open meadows, and surviving twenty-below temperatures in the open. He’s a tough, strong gelding with a big future for the right owner. He will make a great endurance prospect, trail horse, or Western Pleasure horse.
For the rider who is looking for a strong, capable, athletic horse, Maliki is a great choice. He has a willing attitude and likes to step out on the trail. Since he was a yearling, Maliki was raised in a wide-open pasture with 30 other horses, and is used to crossing water, cantering across a wide-open meadow, and finding his footing in the Rocky Mountains. He lives at 6,300 feet in elevation and is acclimated to altitude. Maliki has had 45 days of intensive “down under” ground training, and about 40 rides. Our trainer, Justin Clark, is a very experienced horseman who is employed as the “pool rider” for a western Colorado cattlemen’s association. He rides 20-30 miles a day, overseeing 2,500 cattle in high mountain terrain, complete with bears, mountain lions, raging streams, and bogs. Justin says Maliki has amazing turning ability, athleticism, and a good work ethic. He likes to move out and get up the trail.
Maliki is a 2011 bay Arabian gelding sired by the Australian import Rahere, a favorite in Western Pleasure and halter circles. Some of Rahere’s accomplishments:
Top Ten U S Nationals Open Western Pleasure with Chris Culbreth
2008 US National Top Ten Open Western Pleasure
2008 Region 7 Champion Western Pleasure
2008 Fiesta Del Mar Champion Western Pleasure
2007 Arabian Breeders World Cup Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Champion
2005 Region I Unanimous Champion Stallion
2005 Scottsdale Champion 3 Year Old Stallion
2004 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Junior Colt
Maliki’s dam, Jemini el Jamaal, is by the famous stallion Jullyen el Jamaal, a top-producing quality sire from California.