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The Blood of the Arab The Worlds Greatest War Horse by Albert Harris

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THE BLOOD OF THE ARAB

The Worlds Greatest War Horse

by Albert W. Harris

This book published in 1941 was written by Albert Harris, a skilled horseman, avid promoter of the Arabian horse and at one time the president of the AHCR. His interest in the breed centered on their usefullness, endurance, and ability to improve other breeds. In this book he traces their history from Arabia to the New World and gives an interestig account of the horses brought to America by the early explorers as well as the influence of later imports on early breeders in the US. This book is arranged in 2 parts.

Part 0ne:

The Horse Gets a Name

He Starts on His Travels

He Takes a Long Sea Voyage

He Joins the Expedition Into Our Southwest

A War Horse to the Last

A Chance Acquaintance

We Get Some Mustangs

What They Looked Like

Great Horses and Riders

Back in Arabia Completing the Circle.

Part two

The Arab Horse

As A War Horse

Demand for the Blood

Producing the Thoroughbred

The Arab in the United States and What the Blood Produced Here

The Arab Registry

Looking Backward

Reports by Well Known Horsemen

Personal Comments

Some Importations

We Establish a Cavalry stud

I Secure a Registered Arab

Things Just Happen

Some Horses and Riders

Results of Five Endurance Tests

the Horses of Today

The Desirability of Preserving the Blood.

This book wonderful also contains an account of the original HIDALGO and Frank Tompkins, his trip to the Desert and the amazing 3000 mile race in which he he outdid all the other contestants. The Hollywood version of this race was the basis for the movie HIDALGO.

Photos of Arabians include: ALCAZAR; ALHAAMED; KHARTUM; KADEJA; *AZIZA; BARAKI; *BARAKAT; *CRABBET; EL BULAD; EL SABOK; FARANA; KAABA; KABAR; KADEJA; KAHTAN; KEMAH; *KING JOHN; LAILA; LILIANA; MERSHID; *MIRAGE (art image done by famed equine artist GEORGE FORD MORRIS); NEJDRAN; NEJDRAN JR.; NOAM; RAFID; *RAS EL AYN; SAAIDA; SEGARIO; SHARIMA; KABAR; ZAPE and more.

This book that was privately published by The Arabian Horse Club of America, Chicago, 1941. It is facinating and informative reading and is full of wonderful old photos including some of the early imports from Spain.

Hard cover in very good condition some wear and spotting to the cover, Gold lettering on cover and spine has lost its brillance. Inside clean and unmarked, copyright 1941, 1st edition, 176 pages.