The Arab Horse
A Complete Record of the Arab Horses Imported
into Britain from the Desert of Arabian from the 1830's
This book is the new, revised and expanded
edition and would make a wonderful gift
60 BEAUTIFUL FULL PAGE COLOR PORTRAITS of
HORSES By The Author along with color reproductions of famous Arabians by
Wooton, Herring, Stubbs, Landseer and others as well as 160 historic black and
white photos and illustrations and maps. Rare photos of horses, illustrations
and photos of Crabbet Park, Lady Anne Blunt, Wilfred Blunt, Lady Wentworth and
more. Facinating reading and reference material.
A MUST HAVE, rare photos, great history,
Padischah, the first Arab stallion whose
pure-bred line still exists, was imported into Britain from Arabia in the 1830s.
The Arab Horse by Peter Upton provides a complete record of all the desert-bred
Arab horses imported into Britain from this time from whom present-day pure-bred
Arab horses descend.
The author describes the desert journeys of
early enthusiasts who went in search of the Arabian horse, notably Major Roger
Upton, Wilfrid Scawen and Lady Anne Blunt, (founders of the famous Crabbet Stud
in 1878), and the Honourable Miss Dillon, and uses their words where possible to
detail the seventy-eight horses who have lines still existing. Then follows
detailed mare and stallion tables of descent, a section of Beduion breeders, the
origin of the Arab horse and the developement of strains.
Illustrated throughout with fine colour
portraits of the horses by the author, and a unique archival collection of black
and white photographs, this book will delight and inform all those with an
interest in the Arabian horse.
Peter Upton is a past President of the
Arab Horse Society of Great Britain, an international judge, and an acknowledged
expert on the history of the Arab horse. His paintings of the desert scene and
the Arab horse are widely known from his extensive exhibitions in Britain and
abroad, and his work is held in private collections around the world
This book is a revised and expanded edition of
The Arab Horse. A quality book, printed on glossy paper, 336 pages, copyright
2006, 9 x 12 hard cover with dust jacket. This book is a must have, great
research, rare photos, beautiful art. A wonderful edition to your Arabian horse