THE CLASSIC ARABIAN HORSE
by JUDITH FORBIS
This is one of the most comprehensive and authoritive works ever on the subject of the Arabian horse and a must have for any Arabian horse library.
Judith and her husband Don, spent many years living in the Middle East and she has been not only a breeder but a tireless researcher of old manuscripts on the Arabian Horse. This book covers much early history of the Arabian Horse in the deserts of the East, as discovered by studying art, archaeology, mythology, ancient poetry and writing of the ancient breeders.
Chapters begin with the early history Arabs in art, mythology and poetry, then following chapters include
Daughters of the Wind
The Age of Splendor
Renaissance of Horse Breeding Under Mohammed Ali the Great
Celebrated Stud of Abbas Pasha
The Romance of the Jellabiyah
Ali Pasha Sherif Preserves a Legacy
the Royal Agricultural Society-Protector of the breed
The Classic Arabian
Foundation Horse of the RAS and Inshass Stud
Arabian Strains-their origin and Modern Descendants
Strain of Dahman Shahwan, Sakalwi Jedran, Hadban Enzahi, Kuhaylan Jellabi, Kuhaylan Rodan,
Racing in Egypt
Dancing Horses of the Nile Valley
Book is full of art plates and over 200 photographs, many very rare photos of Egyptian Arabians that are prominent in Arabians today. You will find photos of such as: NAZEER; *ANSATA IBN HALIMA; *MORAFIC; IBN RABDAN; BINT MONIET EL NEFOUS; GHAZAL; HADBAN ENZAHI; MABROUKA; EL BATAA; BINT HELWA; GASSIR; DAALDAN; IBN HAFIZA; GHADIA; DALAL; BINT GAMILA and many more.
This book is in very good condition, copyright 1976, 431 pages, and is in a good dust jacket.