My Quest of the Arab Horse

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B.W. Dodge, 1909 - 276 pages
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Page 267 - He is a very perfect animal; he is not exaggerated—in some parts large ; meagre and diminished in others. There is a balance and harmony throughout his frame not seen in any other horse; the quintessence of all good qualities in a compact form.
Page 268 - The throat is large and well developed ; it is loose and pliant when at rest, and much detached from the rest of the neck. This feature is not often noticed, but it is indicative not only of good wind, but of the capacity for prolonged exertion without distress, owing to the great width between the jaws. The shoulder is good, as is the deep chest, the appearance of which is diminished by the big, deep ribs ; the back is short, the loins of immense power, and the quarters long and strong, the whole...
Page 268 - ... appear small ; the head is short from the eye to the muzzle, broad and well-developed above ; the eye is soft and intelligent ; the nostrils are long and appear puckered, drawn back up the face, and are capable of great distention ; the neck is a model of strength and grandeur, of which he can make a perfect arch, that matches the arch of his tail. The throat is large and well developed ; it is loose and pliant when at rest, and much detached from the rest of the neck.
Page 260 - ... Anazeh horse in our studbooks, was a Keheilan of the sub-family called Ras-el-Fadawi. (2) The Seglawi family have descended from four great mares owned by a man of that name. At his death he gave his favorite mare to his brother Jedran, and thus the Seglawi Jedrans are the favorites of the Seglawies ; he gave the second mare to his brother Obeyran ; the third to Arjebi ; and the fourth to El-Abd, meaning the slave. Many writers consider that all four mares were full sisters. The Seglawi Arjebi...
Page 258 - Arabians, though the last two are occasionally among Barbs. The bays often have black points, and generally a white foot, or two or three white feet, and a snip or blaze down the face. The chestnuts vary from the brightest to the dullest shades, and I once saw a mottled brown.
Page xv - The record of a search for pure blooded Arab horses whose pedigree could be traced back to the Anezeh tribe of Bedouins. The purpose was a serious one, for the author hoped that by a judicious use of the pure Arabian blood, a breed of horse might be re-established as useful to mankind as was the Morgan horse when it was at its greatest. The story includes much of the romance of the desert and of the journey to it.
Page 230 - I turned and walked away, bidding him good-night, and had nearly reached the house, when he called to me and asked if I would say before God that my heart was not mad. I will admit that after dinner I went to bed early, and did not get much sleep. I got up before daylight, still restless, and went out, and there in the north pasture saw an impressive spectacle...
Page 225 - SAID ABDALLAH, my Bedouin groom boy, constantly asserted all through the voyage from Alexandretta that Allah was with us and would bring us in safety to the end. His faith had helped us out of the dumps in Naples and his devotion to us and to the horses should not go unremembered. When Akmet Haffez...
Page 232 - ... they approached me I saw that Said's eyes were, if anything, more swollen than they had been the evening before. To cheer him up, I spoke to him first. "Said, I thought when I saw you in the pasture that you were some member of the Anezeh that had come to see me.
Page 267 - ... even better care of the live-stock is taken than by any of the Bedouins, we find the Arab horse much advanced in size. There is a peculiar balance and harmony throughout the frame of the Arab. The beauty of head, ears, eyes, jaws, mouth and nostrils is noteworthy. The ears are not small, but are so shaped that they appear small ; the head is short from the eye to the muzzle, broad and well-developed above ; the eye is soft and intelligent ; the nostrils are long and appear puckered, drawn back...

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