Stallion in Kladruby,
yrs mare 76 Hermit- 1,
Dahoman is an Oriental
halfblooded horses established in Babolna (Hungary) by a bay Arabian
Dahoman, born 1846. However, he did not prove himself much in Babolna. His
descendants were at first moved to Mezöhegyesh and his grandsons to Radovec,
where they were bred to the local Arabian mares lines, Siglavi, Tadmor,
Shagya and even Gidran. It was actually the Babolna Dahoman III, whose
offspring managed to be preserved, however not even in Radovec was this
line kept racially pureblooded, like in the case of Shagya, but the
Dahomans were often crossbred with the English thoroughbreds (fullbloods)
or the English halfbloods of a lighter caliber, not even excluding some of
the Furiosos. In Radovec were also used for breeding the Angloarabians,
hence the exterior of Dahomans was not as uniformed as in the case of
All in all, the Dahomans were/are
taller and more massive than the Shagyas, and on account of their solid
constitution they were considered to be excellent reproducers of the
military horses and were used mostly in the formal military stud farms.
Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a.
from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.