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Equine breeding
Meet El Rey Magnum

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This is El Rey Magnum RCF, a nine month old colt, bred by Orrion Farms, a specialist Arabian breeding farm in Ellensburg, Washington USA.

Valued at several million dollars, he was launched to the world this month with a video called ‘The King’ and a strapline saying ‘You won’t believe your eyes’ (www.orrionfarms.com/our-horses/el-rey-magnum-rcf).

The Arab show horse has been bred to achieve the sort of look that is popular with breeders and trainers - the face shape is considered a goal for a lot of breeders.

Doug Leadley, Farm Manager and primary breeding adviser for Orrion, the largest Arabian breeding farm in the Northwest, told Veterinary Record ‘There is never perfection but I think this horse is a stepping stone to getting close to perfection.

‘Often times you’ll get the exceptional face that he has but they don’t have a good body, they don’t have good tail carriage, they don’t hold their head high. He does all of that.

‘He is very proud of himself, he has exceptional tail carriage. He loves to move and he sure appears to be show-healthy, bouncy and fast. He loves himself. He is confident and loves to show off.’

Since launching a promotional video earlier this month, the breeding farm has received interest from across the world – with strong interest from the …

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