These are legends, myths, stories, but they capture essential truths about horses, and about my horse Bey Heiric, who was an Arabian stallion.
Yet another creation myth puts the origin of the Arabian in the time of Ishmael, the son of Abraham. In this story, the Angel Jibril (also known as Gabriel) descended from Heaven and awakened Ishmael with a “wind-spout” that whirled toward him. The Angel then commanded the thundercloud to stop scattering dust and rain, and so it gathered itself into a prancing, handsome creature – a horse – that seemed to swallow up the ground. Hence, the Bedouins bestowed the title ‘Drinker of the Wind’ to the first Arabian horse.
Finally, a Bedouin story states that Allah created the Arabian horse from the south wind and exclaimed, “I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil, and a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth… I give thee flight without wings.” Other versions of the story claim Allah said to the South Wind: “I want to make a creature out of you. Condense.” Then from the material condensed from the wind, he made a kamayt-colored animal (a bay or burnt chestnut) and said: “I call you Horse; I make you Arabian and I give you the chestnut color of the ant; I have hung happiness from the forelock which hangs between your eyes; you shall be the Lord of the other animals. Men shall follow you wherever you go; you shall be as good for flight as for pursuit; you shall fly without wings; riches shall be on your back and fortune shall come through your meditation.”
Happiness was on Heiric’s forelock between his eyes. It shown forth from his eyes.
He flew without wings.
He carried victory and riches of all sorts: fun, adventure, freedom, happiness.
He brought fortune of the deepest order: love, friendship, a deep and unconditional bond.
He was a Glory of the earth. He will be missed