Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fibre? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God, it rushes on! ~Nikolai V. Gogol The Arabian Horse - Drinkers of the Wind
King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry. Simply one of the most beautiful horse stories ever written. My readers recommend everything by Ms. Henry but this is at the top of their list.