Nile Musings ~ Celebrating the Egyptian Arabian Horse ~ Volume 1 Number 2 February 2003

image of grey horsehead Nile Musings image of horsehead from Haremheb's tomb

When I was breeding and raising Egyptian Arabians, people I met assumed I was an accomplished rider and I had horses for riding. Not exactly, I found most pleasure from working with them and experiencing their intelligence while I was on the ground. Their beauty brightened each day. I would stop everything to enjoy watching them run or play.

links to the first article on mounted horses--enemy riders

Discovering what the ancient Egyptians did with their horses is one of my endeavors now. Survivng records suggest that Egyptians did not ride their horses much. Battle scenes depict mostly enemies mounted on horseback, leading early writer Adolf Erman to conclude erroneously that, "We have no representations of Egyptians on horseback." My first series of illustrations of mounted horses in ancient Egypt shows enemy riders, which is an apt beginning since horsemanship was introduced from outside of Egypt probably by conquerers.

Enemy Riders, this month's article, illustrates horses and horseback riders on ancient Egyptian artifacts. Subsequent articles will illustrate citizens and royalty of Egypt on horseback.

What's new on the Nile Muse?
Enemy Riders on Horseback in Ancient Egypt.

Your webscribe, Donna Hyora

celebrating the Egyptian Arabian horse ever since antiquity

This page has been written to the Web standards drafted in the 1990s using CSS for layout. If you can see this message, then you undoubtedly are seeing some unintended effects and missing some layout features. The content is accessible to most browsers, even if you do not see the intended layout. You may upgrade to a standards compliant browser with a free download. See the webscribe's standards page for some solutions.

arrowhead - scroll up
arrowhead - scroll down