By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on October 1st, 2009 in General
As Daughter of the Wind slowly turns into an international virtual community of people involved or interested in preserving the real asil Arabian horse where it can be found, I thought I’d issue this message:
By now, many of you who read that blog know which Arabian horses are of interest to this community. These include Arabian horses from lines native to the following countries: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Israel/Palestine, and to a lesser extent Mauritania, Sudan, Chad, Pakistan, and India. Of course, not all the Arabian horses from these countries are of interest, and I will be making that call for now, pending a broader discussion (one of the privileges of owning a blog is that you get to make the last call on what gets published and what doesn’t).
In the West, the following breeding groups are of interest: Babolna (Hungary), old French (Pompadour, Mauvy), Weil (Germany), early American Foundation (Davenport, Babson, Brown, Dickinson, Huntington, Hearst, Crane..), Saudi imports to the USA (Harris, Roach, Cobb, Rogers..), old English (Courthouse, Crabbet), etc. I may have missed a few.
If you think you own or know of a horse that belongs to one of the above bloodlines or any combination thereof, and you think that horse belongs to an endangered bloodline, or is worthy of attention for one reason or another, then drop me an email at email@example.com. We’ll try to get the word out there, and help you as much as we can.
I will not reply to messages from people seeking to use this platform as a means to market their horses. If you are driven by the desire to make profit (and that’s your right), then that’s not the right place to feature your horse. If you are a small (or not so small) backyard breeder, driven by a passion for preserving the asil Arabian horse, and want the world to know about your selfless efforts, then this is the place to be.
This post will remain on top of the blog’s main page for a while (it’s called a “sticky”, in blog jargon). Look for newer entries just below it.