Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chodowiecki, Grisone et Jezdziec i Hodowca

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
z czasopisma Jezdziec i Hodowca -

Pan Major J. K. Chodowiecki (mysle, ze jeszcze nie raz bedzie goscil na blogu jego glos) przytacza fragmenty z pracy niemieckiej (eg studia nad Grisone) streszczajacej dzielo hipologiczne neapolitanskiego mistrza kawalkatora Federico Grisone (Gli Ordini di cavalcare) - przy tym pisze imie i nazwisko tego slawnego kawalkatora za Niemcami jako Fryderyk Grisoni.

Streszczenie pracy Grisone'ego zostalo podzielone na 2 czesci publikowane w 2 numerach, ktore przeze mnie poskladane razem ponizej zalaczam:









 

 


przy okazyji to pan major nawiazuje do polskiego dziela 'Hippika' autorstwa rotmistrza husarskiego Krzysztofa Dorohoystajskiego wydanej niespelna 50 lat po dziele Grisone'ego.
Valete

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Benjamin Marshall & blood horses

Salvete Omnes,

it is the beginning of our new month of August, sort of a dead center of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere.
I have been looking at the British painters of the past, since I always seek the equestrian art and artists, looking at their ways of showing horses and their world.

One of these old artists to definitely look at is Benjamin Marshall (1768-1835) - there is a gallery in the Wiki Commons, so no trouble to seek out this master of equestrian art - who came after the great Subbs. so I am adding here several of his horse painting and prints, just to kick off the new month, and to enjoy some great equestrian art -













valete


ps
since I like to read historical fiction I have just discovered this writer  - Zoe Saaida - she writes about the pre-Columbian America, and is an author of historical fiction et al., soI am eager to read her books, as the articles on her website are encouraging and the Goodreads website contains many good reviews.
enjoy your summer...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VIII

Salvete Omnes,
i ostatnia cześć felietonu imć Ziętarskiego -  Pod namiotami Beduinów - z Jeździec i Hodowca - 
 

 

 
Valete 







Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VII

Salvete Omnes,
kontynuacja rozważań imć Ziętarskiego o koniach Beduinów - o asil Kuhailan, Saklawi, U'Bajan, Hamdani, Hadban, Munighi i Dzilfan - z felietonu w Jeździec i Hodowca o podroży do Beduińskich stad pustyni. 






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Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow VI

Salvete Omnes,
i kolejna odsłona felietonu 'Pod namiotami Beduinów' Bogdana Ziętarskiego,  - i znów Kuhailany, ale tym razem już powrót do Europy z nabytym jakże cennym materiałem hodowlanym.
z czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca, Ad 1931:






Valete

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow V

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
w dzisiejszym fragmencie felietonu imć Bogdana Ziętarskiego z czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca występuje przyszła 'gwiazda' polskiej hodowli koni czystej krwi arabskiej ogier Kuhailan Haifi , choć glownie dowiadujemy się o gościnności Beduinów Ruala, roli wielbłądziego mleka i czarnej kawy, przy okazji o istnieniu instytucji niewolnictwa wśród Beduinów w latach 1930tych, i przede wszystkim możemy się zaznajomić z rodowodem słynnego gniadosza z gwiazdką na czole. 


 

 



opis pierwszego spojrzenia na ogiera i negocjacji gwoli  Kuhailana Haifi oraz innych koni od szejka Kalif al Aouad, z plemienia Ruala (lub Rouallah) w następnym odcinku.
valete

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow IV

Slavete Omnes,
[in Polish] - Kanikuła w toku:
cześć IV felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego z podroży wraz Carl'em Raswam'em po konie do Beduinów Syrii i Iraqu (Jeździec i Hodowca, 1931).
Milej lektury:


 

 

 

 
Valete

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Grunwald 1410-2020

Salvete Omnes,
 
today's date - 15th of July - or the date of the battle of Grunwald is still very important for the Polish collective memory, traditions and history  (also in the memory of Belarus - known as Бі́тва пад Гру́нвальдам,  and Lithuanian - known as Žalgiris ).
 
Priest Jan Długosz, Wieniawa coat of arms and the most important Polish XV century chronicler, wrote a detailed  account of the battle  - in the link the English translation from de re militari site.

I would like to point that  the allied army under king Wladyslaw III Jagiello included between 1000 to 3000 Tatars of the Golden Horde under their emir Saladin Jalal al Din son of khan Tokhtamysh. At that time this princeling was a refugee from the civil wars inside the Horde and had been a vassal to prince Vitold of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In fact, in 1411 Jalal al Din made his claim to the throne of the Golden Horse and did become the khan of the Golden Horde, albeit for a very short period.
 
The end of the XIV century was the time of the trek and settlement of various  groups of Muslim Tatars under their emirs and mirzas in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. They became one of the most frightful subjects within the realm and some of their descendants  live in eastern Polish Republic today.

 Vae victis

It took several more wars and the Reformation to finally end the Order rule in the Baltics, the state became secular duchy ruled by prince Albrecht Hohenzollern and as the so called Ducal Prussia the humble vassal to the Polish kings, this status lasted until AD 1657... ( I will not bore you with the details as you can easily read more on many Wikipedia pages devoted to the Prussia's history ).
So let us remember the event, its symbolic significance, marvel at the art devoted to its memory and pray for the souls of our ancestors.
 
Valete!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow III

Slavete Omnes,
[in Polish]
- cześć III felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego z podroży wraz Carl'em Raswam'em po konie do Beduinów  Syrii i Iraqu.
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Valete!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Bogdan Zietarski - Pod namiotami Beduinow II

Salvete Omnes,
[in Polish]
cześć druga felietonu Bogdana Ziętarskiego (z Jeździec i Hodowca) o wyprawie do Beduinów -
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Valete