Remembering Pilot by Marek Trela

The great stallion Pilot passed away on Tuesday 23 August. Marek Trela shares his memories and thoughts on this great stallion with The Arabian Magazine family, and we share it here on The Romance of the Arabian Horse.  Remembering Pilot… Stallion Pilot (PL), dark bay, by Fawor out of Pipi by Banat, Sire Line – Kuhailan Afas …

Middle Eastern Allure

As the first fingers of the sun creep up over the desert, a mare and foal stop to drink at a waterhole. Elsewhere, the final stars in the ink-blue sky fade as the muezzin recites the adhān, which rings out from the minaret over the rooftops. There is only one place in the world you can be right now and that is the Middle East, the birthplace of the Arabian horse and an area filled with much allure and mystique for all those that visit.

Nicole Kullen & the Magic of the Arabian Horse

There is something magical about just being with an Arabian. I have sat with all my mares through each of their foalings and it is so humbling to see a newborn encounter the world. I imprint the newborn foal as soon as they’re born from my electric wheelchair or from on the ground without my legs on and the strength of the bond I share with each of them is really important to me.

Lifelong Student of the Arabian Horse

Falling in love with the Arabian horse, my mother sold her grandmother’s wedding ring to buy her first Arabian, a gelding, from Van Vleet. She devoured every bit of information on the Arabian horse, reading, researching and studying. She built up a breeding programme of primarily Crabbet-bred horses, as she was a rider and horseman and wanted a horse that was functional as well as beautiful.