The Classic Arabian Horse

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1976 - Nature - 431 pages
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The beauty, grace, and uniformity of these magnificent horses, bred selectively for centuries, are unexcelled, and every Arabian owner will agree that there is a spiritual bond and kinship between the Arabian horse and its master such as exists with no other breed.

This is the most comprehensive and authoritative work on its subject. The author traces Arabians from 1580 B.C. to the present and through all the countries where they have been bred. Over 200 photographs and reproductions of ancient and modern art depict the great horses of the past and present, the conditions under which they were kept, how they were trained, and how the strains were developed. Drawings show the important points of the classic Arabian, and charts outline the major strains. The canvas on which the author has painted this panorama of the Arabian is large, and it is dedicated to the creative breeders, not only of the past and present, but especially of the future.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
The Horse of the East
13
The Horse and Chariot in Art Archaeology and Mythology
52
Pharaohs Horses
55
The Age of Poetry
60
Daughters of the Wind
72
The Age of Splendor
88
The Renaissance of Horse Breeding under Mohammed Ali the Great
109
The Classic Arabian
212
Foundation Horses of the Royal Agricultural Society and the Inshass Stud
253
Their Origin and Modern Descendants 214
274
The Strain of Dahman Shahwan 250
290
The Strain of Saklawi Jedran Ibn Sudan
312
The Strain of Hadban Enzahi
338
The Strains of Kuhaylan Mimreh Kuhaylan Jellabi and Kuhaylan Rodan
351
Horse Racing in Egypt 311
371

The Celebrated Stud of Abbas Pasha
131
The Romance of the Jellabiyah
144
Ali Pasha Sherif Preserves the Legacy
159
The Benefactors 119
179
The Royal Agricultural SocietyProtector of the Breed
209
Dancing Horses of the Nile Valley
395
Conclusion
415
Bibliography
418
Index
422
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