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Drinkers of the Wind
The Arabian Horse: History, Mystery, Magic

Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi, with introduction by Sheikh Zayed bin-Sultan al-Nahyan and text by Peter Upton
Hardback, 30 x 25.4 cm, 256 pp
300 illustrations, 281 in colour

‘Horse lovers will dote on this impressive, handsome volume’ – Publisher’s Weekly

‘Magnificent...sensational photographs...the definitive book about the noblest breed in all the equine world’ – Irish Independent

‘Superbly illustrated’ – Horse & Hound

The beauty and stamina of the pure-bred Arabian have long had a special appeal to horse-lovers everywhere. This sumptuous volume is both a glorious celebration of and an authoritative guide to the long history of Arabian horses across the globe. Beginning the story thousands of years ago, the lively, informed text then traces the role of the horse in myth and legend, exploring its true origins and its relationship with mankind. Along the way, it discusses the particular features and characteristics of the breed and describes its many strains and sub-strains. However, Drinkers of the Wind also shows how the appreciation of the animal quickly spread to other parts of the world, where it was quickly adopted and appreciated.

The main part of the book is then arranged geographically, exploring the horse today from Argentina to Australia, Eastern Europe to South Africa. To this is added a range of useful and fascinating information relating to the correct terminology, organizations dedicated to perpetuating the breed, and even interviews with famous breeders.

The definitive book on the Arabian horse, Drinkers of the Wind is a celebration of its ancient history, astonishing beauty and enduring appeal. A visual sensation, it is packed with simply stunning new photography by Rik van Lent Senior and Junior that captures all the grace. All in all, this is a book that cannot fail to charm and enthral horse-lovers everywhere.

Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher and documentary filmmaker.

Sheikh Zayed bin-Sultan al-Nahyan was the President of the United Arab Emirates from 1971 to his death in 2004, as well as the owner of a stud of Arabian horses in Abu Dhabi.

Peter Upton is an author and artist, and has been President of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain.

Rik van Lent, Sr and Jr, are internationally recognized as the leading photographers of horses, and have spent some twenty years capturing the beauty of the Arabian breed around the world.

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