By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on January 11th, 2008 in General
A few people come to mind each time I am about to embark on a horse-related endeavor such as this blog. These are the people without whom true Arabian horse breeding – and our understanding of it – would not be what it is today. Some of these people I had the honor to meet and get to know well, others I simply heard of or read about. Robert Mauvy of France is one of them. His enduring contribution to the breed will be featured prominently on this blog. Charles Craver in the United States is another. His and his wife Jeanne’s Craver Farms continue to produce one crop of authentic, desert-like Asil Arabians after another, and his breeding philosophy is an inspiration for many breeders here in the USA. The dedicated Bedouins individuals who handed us these magnificent creatures from time immemorial are yet others whose legacy I reflect upon as I write these lines. The next few entries on this blog will seek to highlight the contribution of some of these Bedouin individuals, and put it on par with that of the great ‘masters’ of Europe and America.