Drinker of the Wind

     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 love reading and writing about Arabians, 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 8 rescues of my own; 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 horses.

Flame aka Fyrecracker:

Shiny Flame

Honey aka Spirits Fyrestorm:


Frisco and Timmy (my rescues):