Ever since I announced that I was thinking of leasing an Arabian, I've had a lot of people go out of their way to sell me on the breed. I've heard stories of Arabian beauty, Arabian intelligence, and--most of all--Arabian loyalty. Everyone seems convinced that a little bit of Arabian exposure will turn me into a hard core Arabian lover.
It's going to be an uphill battle, though. Rev is not the first Arabian I've ever met. On the contrary, my entire riding life has been filled with Arabians.
|Jennifer and Zhrat al-Shara (Zee), 1994|
Unlike most of my childhood friends, I never dreamed of owning an Arabian. I liked them because I liked all horses, but they were not my breed of choice. Subsequent real life interactions with Arabians did nothing to alter that view. Arabians were fine, but they didn't particularly excite me.
|Kiko the Arab and Bill the Quarter Horse, Tom Sawyer Day Camp, 1984|
|Trisha and Amie Phoenix +, 1988?|
I was surrounded by Arabians!
For three years, I rode Arabians every single weekend.
|Jennifer with NBD Charity and NBD Peace, 1991|
|Jennifer on Mt Vu Angelcharm|
|Cathy and Rohara Samurai ++, 1994|
|El Zortan and RA Canadian Jade, 1994|
|Jennifer on Tsouri, 1994|
|Jennifer and Tsouri, 1994|
|Trisha and Zee, 1993|
|Trisha and Zee, 1994|
|Jennifer on Zee, 1994|
Eventually, I got married, moved back to Colorado and started a family. When I was ready to start riding again, I did so at my friend, Fran's house. Guess what kind of horses she breeds?
|Iris and Pixie, 2009|
|Cara and Miss Allison, 2009|
I am not an Arab person, but somehow the Arabs always seem to find me.
|Jennifer on Regal Revenue, 2012|
I suppose it's possible that Rev will be the horse that turns me into a hardcore Arab lover, but I kind of doubt it... And, you know, even if he does, you'll never get me to admit it!