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The Classic Arabian Horse by Judith Forbis

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This is one of the most comprehensive and authoritative 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

and more.

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.