...I can't remember if I've posted any pictures of my stallion Firdausi. And I'm too lazy to look back through the posts to find out! Firdausi is what we in the west call Straight Egyptian, but to the bedouin he would be called simply "asil", meaning pure. He is named for the 10th century Persian poet who penned the Shah-nameh. This epic poem, in 60,000 verses, is the first great work of modern Persian literature. It is one of the masterpieces of world art. The word firdausi is the "Persianized" version of the Arabic word fardos/ferdows, roughly translated as perfect garden, or heavenly garden. He came to me as a six-month old weanling...and now he is twelve!, al hamdullilah. Time passes so quickly.

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