"When God created the horse he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All
the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the
seat of prayers to me. And thou shalt fly without wings, and conquer without any sword." -The Koran|
I remember the first time I saw the film, The Black Stallion. I was still just a kid, and from the moment that big, black horse trotted across the open beach under stormy skies, I was enchanted--a thrill which would never leave me, even with repeated viewings of the film. So long as The Black and Alec were together, alone there, on the beach, I was transfixed. Then it got to the "boring parts", when they returned to civilization and The Black became this legendary racehorse....Somehow, the mysticism of the Arabian was lost in the tumult of the racing world, and he became, in my mind, "beaten" somehow; "tamed"; the "spirit was knocked out of him".
My next introduction to the beauty and romance of these horses was Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind. The story of the Godolphin Arabian, known in the book as Sham, caught something inside my heart and has never let it go.
It is not an accident that my first two model Arabians were The Black and Sham....
That enchantment with the Arabian horse in and of itself is the seed of Blue Jackal Arabians--these horses are, quite simply, grandeur and romance embodied in an equine form that is truly, as the Bedouins say, a "Drinker of the Wind".
Here at Blue Jackal Arabians we specialize in Heirloom Al Khamsa/Asil Blue List Sheykh Obeyd Egyptian Arabians. Yes, that is quite a mouthful! (For more information on just what all that means, please see our History Page.) Though several generations removed from their desert origins, these horses definitely maintain the spirit of their ancestors. You will also find a pair of Polish Arabian stallions and one Polish Arabian mare, all with lines to the famous Emigrant [r], originally of the Michalow Stud in Poland.
It is hoped that as you tour these pages, these horses will kindle in you not only an enchantment with the horses of Blue Jackal, but also with their real-life counterparts, and their breeding history. You will find interesting links throughout this site to help you learn more about the real, romantic world of the Arabian horse.