Shuwaimeh Al Kebir

Shuwaiman Al Kebir one week old eating grass

One of twin colts born 23 April 2007

By Krayaan Dilmun out of Shuwaimeh Bint Warda. Bred by Jenny Lees.

Shuwaiman Al Kebir (known as George around the stableyard) is the larger of twin colt foals born this spring. He was the first of the babies to arrive and was a big colt thus giving no hint that there had been any room for another inside his mother! He is the son of a Shuwaimeh mare so as tradition dictates he takes his dams name. "Shuwaiman" is the masculine of the Arabian horse family of "Shuwaimeh" and Al Kebir translates to "the big one". Self explanatory when you look at the photos of him next to his brother.

Shuwaiman Al Kebir and Shuwaiman Al Saghir

Shuwaimeh and Shuwaiman Al Kebir, April 2007

Shuwaimeh and Shuwaiman Al Kebir, April 2007

Due to George's size and boisterousness we had to make a decision to leave Shuwaimeh Bint Warda to rear her larger son whilst Amanda and I helped with the feeding and rearing of the smaller twin Shuwaiman Al Saghir. Al Saghir translates of course to "the small one".


Although Shuwaiman Al Saghir (Harry) is trying to catch his older brother up, Shuwaiman Al Kebir (George) always seems to be a few hands ahead of him!

Shuwaiman Al Kebir and Shuwaiman Al Saghir in May 2007

Shuwaiman Al Kebir and Shuwaiman Al Saghir in June 2007

Shuwaiman Al Kebir and Shuwaiman Al Saghir in August 2007

Shuwaiman Al Kebir and Shuwaiman Al Saghir in October 2007


It is our plan, God willing, to raise the brothers together so that they can go out side by side to participate in Endurance/Long Distance rides. Possibly the only twin Endurance stallions in the world.

Jenny & Tony Lees, Mill Farm, Preston-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK, HR2 9JU • Phone: 01981 500225

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