|Catanga mare 1977 (Etap x *Candida)|
mare from Slängsboda. She is a rare Etap daughter called Catanga. We used
to ride bareback from and to the pastures. She used to make your backside ache
in places you don't want to ache...
She belongs to the Gazella OA mare line, imp in 1845 to Jarczowce. This line is very sucessful, producing both showhorses and racehorses. It is also one of the larger lines with many individuals. It was almost lost during World War I with only three surving mares but one of them would do more than just continue the line, she would make it legendary. This was the mare Gazella II 1914 by Kohejlan OA. The two other mares were Fryga 1914 by Kohejlan 1903 and Gazella I 1907 by Selim. Fryga 1914 left a small branch that has produced some horses imp Sweden, among them the stallions Milagro and Dzahil and the mares Meluzyna and Melhafa-ed-Areg. The branch of Gazella I does not exist anymore, it was lost in World War II.
II would have been considered a broodmare supreme had she only produced Elegantka
and Makata, 3/4 sisters by Bakszysz and Fetysz respectively but beside them she
produced yet another 5 broodmares and 3 stallions used for breeding. The Gazella
family was continued in the female line by Elegantka 1923, Fryga II 1924, Jaskolka
II 1928, Najada 1932 and Taraszcza 1937.
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