There is much mythology regarding the origins of the Arabian horse, but my favorite story is the one in which the angel, Gabriel descends from Heaven and appears to a sleeping Ishmael who is awakened by a wind spout whirling toward him. Gabriel commands the spout to stop scattering dust and rain. The rain then gathers and develops into a prancing, beautiful creature that seems to swallow up the ground. The Bedouins bestowed the name, Drinker of the Wind to this first Arabian.
I dreamed about having my own Arabian since childhood (see my About Me page for more on that) and after many years, I have not one, but two to call my own. They are full brother and sister and they answer to the names, Honey and Flame. I love all horses, but especially Arabians…with their delicate faces and delicate ears…their curvy necks and large, expressive eyes…the way they hold their tails high when they run…
I have always loved reading everything I could get my hands on about all horses, not just Arabians, and I love to write stories about them too. So…I’ve created a blog to indulge in such pursuits. Along, the way I will also blog about other horses at The Franch where I board my 2 Arabians and 2 rescue horses and I would like to feature rescue horses of all breeds. I’m a big believer in animal rescue. I have 9 rescues of my own; 3 dogs, 4 cats and 2 horses.
Flame aka Fyrecracker:
Honey aka Spirits Fyrestorm:
Frisco and Timmy (my rescues):
Harley, Hermes and Kade:
Joey and Chandler:
Joey and Chandler all grown up: