Silly question I know, and it's a kinda long story as to why I wanna know, but can anyone tell me the biggest differences between a full blooded arab and a half one? I know someone who says they have a full blood, but I don't know if I buy it... It could be that since I've started boarding there, he's just gotten really fat (I also think she over feeds her horses). Here's the only picture I could find of his whole body
Every time I see him, I just think "Quarter Horse" or something. I feel like he's got more bulk muscle on him than pictures I've seen of Arabs, but I've only ever owned QH, so I don't know. Not really important that I know for sure, it's just... a personal pride thing ;)
My mare is a full blooded Polish Arabian (the more solid looking type of Arab, the really light boned ones are generally Egyptian bred Arabs) and she's often mistaken for a halter-bred Quarter Horse. She's just got that whole chunky monkey thing going on. But even if she is a cross, which I'm really 99% sure she's not, she isn't a QH cross.
He definitely could be a full blooded Arab. I'd bet that he's either Polish bred, Crabbet bred, or a blend of the two. Both of those "strains" of Arabian are much less typey looking than your average Egyptian bred Arabian (the more common type).