By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on December 8th, 2009 in General
I am excited to introduce Adrien Deblaise as a guest blogger on Daughter of the Wind. Adrien comes from a distinguished French family of Arabian horse breeders and equestrian librarians. His family’s stud of Blanc Marine, near Saintes, in western France, has been breeding Arabians of Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian lines since 1985 with an emphasis on endurance lines. In addition, their bookstore, Philippica, is a real treasure trove of old literature on horses and horse people. He will be writing in French about horses that were significant in French and North African breeding in the 1970s and 1980s. Those of you who can’t read French can cut-and-past the article, and throw it into Google Translate, which keeps gettting better and better. I will personally translate some articles as time permits.
Adrien, like Pure Man, Ambar, Jill, Teymur, Majid, Clothilde, Patrick, Bassam H, and many other readers and contributors to Daughter of the Wind from around the world, including myself, is part of a ‘younger’ generation of desert-bred Arabian horse enthusiats who are keeping the flame alive. Daughter of the Wind was originally intended as a platform for them to communicate and share information with each other, while also reaching out of the ‘young at heart’.