Everytime I read a thread about Arabians and someone brings up Egyptian, Polish, and others it just shows me how little I know about the breed!lol. They are my favorite breed of horse, so I would love to learn all I can about them. I know next to nothing about the different lines of Arabians.
So as a newbie, does anyone know where I can look up and read about the different types of Arabians? This includes books, websites etc. I also have a few random questions about the breed.
Are they called lines or types? I am referring to Egyptian, Polish and so on.
How many are there?
What are the main differences?
What one is Fire n' Ice from? Bask? Keonsanobi?(Sp. I know I butchered that name!)
Is the color black really that rare in the Arabian breed? Which lines/types is it found more in? I love black animals(Blame the Black Stallion!lol)
I may have more questions later on, but thats all I can think of for now.
Thanks! Oh please feel free to post pictures! I love seeing pictures!
This is our stallion HG Esquire+ who is of domestic lines which represent that he has within his pedigree individuals that derive from Crabbet Stud, Egyptian lines (think of the Bedouins), from the Polish & Russian Goverment Breeding programs and of course those individuals that were bred & raised right here in the good old United States.
He is from the Khemosabi family on his sires side to include the stallion that you mention *Bask and from the imported Russian Stallions *Muscat & *Nariadni lines on his dams side to include those Crabbet/English horses tail female.
His domestic breeding creates a wonderful blend between all the Arabian lines. You can visually see how lovely he is ~ However Beauty is only skin deep you know....and he has much much more to offer in addition to being simply stunning and a wonderful representitive of his pedigree yeah I know mushy but all true
Photo used on backside centerfold Horse Illustrated Feb. 2008 to represent the Arabian Sport Horse Characteristics
Used as a prop for my daughters Senior pictures
Does his job in the breeding shed well! (thank you Maria Gentry for creating this beautiful design)
And is just simply a photographers picture perfect subject
Yes, I am predjudiced ~ ..........And as a breeder of Pure Crabbet lines, then Pure Polish, Russian/Polish crosses and now domestic I can personally vouch that they all are wonderul animals!