Some facts seem impossible to clarify. Words often have different meanings in different cultures. I see the dividing line between truth and fable differently from the way the breeder of my Kuhaylah ad-Dunays sees it. We each respect the words of the other. The experiences I had during the seventeen years I lived with the Arabian mare Dahabí taught me the true meaning of my Arabian blood-brother's statements.

H. v. Moltke (1835-39)

This evening Kjerwan-Bashi told me an anecdote which is characteristic of an Arabian; I had heard it before at Orfa.

The reports about the nature and performance of the Arabian horse often cause amazement. Whether they come to us as anecdotes, legends or personal experiences, they all agree on one thing – that the Arabian horse is a pearl of creation, that it is something unique. We have the Bedouin to thank for this outstanding breeding success.