REFERENCES FOR FURTHER READING
The most thoroughly researched and balanced history of the Arabian horse in America is Gladys Brown Edwards’ The Arabian: War Horse to Show Horse (published by the Arabian Horse Trust, 3rd revised edition 1980). Another useful account is Peter Upton’s classic The Arab Horse (Medina Publishing). HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein gives authoritative information in Royal Heritage: The Story of Jordan’s Arab Horses (Medina Publishing), while Iraqi Arabians are traced by Muhammad Al-Nujaifi, PhD, in The Purebred Arabian Horses of Iraq: Myths and Realities. Learn about the asil Arabian as an integral part of Bedouin life in The World of the Tahawy Bedouin and Their Purebred Arabian Horses, by Bernd and Kirsten Radtke (Medina Publishing). Witez II’s story is told in Linell Smith’s And Miles to Go: The Biography of a Great Arabian Horse, Witez II (published by the Arabian Horse Trust, 1986), with accurate historical background given in Daphne Goodell’s The Flight of the East Prussian Horses (Newton-Abbot, London).
The official Arabian Horse Association website is www.arabianhorses.org. Helpful websites with good historical information and photographs include The Al Khamsa Society (www.alkhamsa.org), the CMK Heritage Notebook sponsored by Arieana Arabians (www.arieana. com/notebook), Arabian foundation horses picturebook and pedigree links sponsored by Arabs Iowa (www.arabsiowa.com/afh-index.html), and the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) (www.waho.org).