An Arabian horse holds a special fascination to all those who love horses. Arabian horses are known for their beauty, elegant movement and the noble demeanour they display. On the other hand their toughness and their ability to endure in difficult circumstances are also well known. But how did this breed become a household name in South Africa, thousands of miles away from their Middle East, their place of origin? Charmaine Grobbelaar answers this question as she tells the story of how the Arabian horse came to South Africa and the role they played in shaping the history of the country.