This beautiful, stylish, and very memorable horse was without doubt one of the best sons of the great athlete and sire Farana, and, despite the difference in their colors (Farana bay and Nataf gray), was probably also the most look-alike Farana son.
Nataf was the last foal of his dam, the Skowronek daughter *Incoronata, who was 23 when he was foaled. She raised him to six months weaning age and then was put down because she was failing.
Nataf’s head and face were very like Farana’s, and he had the same unusual and noteworthy sparkling eyes as his sire. He had Farana’s splendid shoulders and withers, and very similar upstanding conformation. Nataf also had a good trot; his trot was very similar to that of his sire.
In addition to his outstanding pedigree, Nataf’s physical traits, including his exceptional shoulders and withers, and his Arabian character, were and are of extreme value to the Arabian horse. Today Nataf blood is much treasured by those lucky enough to have it in their stock.
The Kellogg-bred Nataf was 100% Crabbet by pedigree.
At the time of Nataf’s birth, the old (1925-1963) Kellogg Ranch at Pomona, California, was under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Remount Service. Nataf was caught in the Remount Sales after World War II. His buyers were Jimmie and Edna Nelson of South San Gabriel, California, who kept him all his life. He was primarily Jimmie’s saddle horse, but fortunately, the Nelsons also used him for limited breeding.
When Nataf was young it was popular to ride Arabians in parades under western silver mounted tack. Nataf had a reputation as a very desirable and beautiful “parade horse” as shown in the photo.
With Permission from the Author, Carol W. Mulder.
Copyright © 2006 by Carol W. Mulder
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