Nafis Rafiq 1995-2019
(means precious and gentle companion in Arabic. pronounced na-fees ra-feek)
Naashi Phantara x Malabar Ibn Duke
Registration number 524626
Jilfan Sitam al Bulad dam line (Saada tail)
Rafi was a gentle, polite, incredibly smart stallion. He was safe for pasture breeding and kind to his foals. Rafi saved his handler from trampling and caught a loose mare by her lead, holding her until the staff could reach the pair.
He was a pleasure to ride, smooth with controllable energy, and well-trained. He was ridden bareback and bridleless, with just a cordeo.
Even as a senior, he could outrun and outlast the much younger mares.
He understood different halters meant different jobs, and was easily handled during breeding by a petite woman.
Rafi enjoyed being pastured where he could watch over the mare herd and his son, and socialized with them over the fence daily.
He had a particular soft spot for young children.