The wind of Heaven
SB Connoiseur and Jamaal El Shai
It was said the Creator
Had taken a handful of South Wind
And given each newborn Arabian
The power of flight without wings
I am your equal.
I am a wild creature that can never be like you.
I have heart, courage, and the game spirit
that is my heritage, and I will be respected.
I will be taught and I will please,
and maybe in time I will be your intimate.
But I will never be your possession.
Mine is a fierce love which knows no mercy for failure,
no sympathy for weakness.
I have come from the desert
with its closeness to the spirit of nature
which you do not understand.
I was born of the wind,
mine is a warrior spirit.
I cannot be humiliated in punishment.
Or defeated even in death
For my spirit lives on in my children's children.
Here is nobility without conceit,
Friendship without envy,
Beauty without vanity,
A willing servant, yet no slave....
Tony with my Mom.
she made the Arab, made no mistake."
my 32 Year Old Arabian.
He dipped his head
John on SB Connoiseur
Crimean War (1851-1854)
One Arabian Horse raced 93 miles without harm,
But its rider died from exhaustion.
me to show you poetry in motion
and I will show you the horse.
above ground, never descending,
Grace incarnate. Passion on hooves.
God told the wind to condense itself
and out of the flurry came the horse,
But with the spark of the spirit
the horse flew by the wind itself.
-Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind-
Arabian will take care of its owner
as no other horse will,
For it has not only been raised to physical perfection,
But has been instilled with spirit of loyalty
unparalleled by that of any other breed.
This is 'Girl', my Arabian / Quarter Horse
Now 32 years old.
She was 5 months old when I got her.
"When I can't
I shall keep horses as long as I can
hobble along with a bucket and a wheelbarrow,
When I can't hobble,
I shall roll my wheelchair out to the fence
of the field where my horses graze,
and watch them."
SB Connoiseur, Shala Sihri Nafis (Fizz) &Jamaal El Shai
No hour of life is lost
I will not change my
horse with any that treads...
Blue and Jamaal El Shai
one can teach riding
a horse to trust you,
John and Joshua with Fizz
Don't give your son money.
As far as you can afford it,
Give him horses.
-Sir Winston Churchill-
one to fly, you need only to take the reins.
Fizz meets Con
the head of a truly great horse
there is an air of freedom unconquerable.
The eyes seem to look on heights beyond our gaze.
It is the look of a spirit that can soar."
~John Taintor Foote~
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