About Arabian Horses

“The horse is God’s gift to mankind.”
~ Arabian proverb

Syrian man with Arabian

Arabian Horse at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893

“…And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and from it created a horse, saying, “I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock I bind victory in battle. On thy back I set a rich spoil, and a treasure in thy loins. I establish thee flight without wings.” For a time the Arabian ran wild in the desert. Only the strongest and most intelligent, the swiftest and most disciplined survived. And then the story goes; To Ishmael, son of Abraham, Allah made a gift of the Arabian Horse. And Ishmael was the first to tame and ride him and, from that time on, the fate of the Arabian would be woven into the history of the Western World.”
~ ancient Bedouin legend