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        07-07-2013, 02:06 AM
    Green Broke
    We had an old polish arab gelding that was about 16hh
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        07-07-2013, 02:30 AM
    Green Broke
    My 11 Arabians range from 14.2 to nearly 15.3. Chevelle is 15.2. My stallion, Dream, is approaching 15.3, and my yearling colt, Psynny, should reach, (or pass), 16HH.
    dbarabians, BarrelBunny and QtrBel like this.
        07-07-2013, 03:40 AM
    Green Broke
    Mare is only 14.2hh and is tiny compared to the 16hh and 17hh tbs she lives with lol.
        07-07-2013, 04:39 AM
    I own numerous arabians and half arabians. They range in height from 14 hands to 16.1, an anglo arab mare. My newest addition is 13 months old and 14.3hh. His dam is a true 16 hands and his sire is 15.3.
    We think he will easily reach 16 hands.
    Arabians are historically a small breed there is nothing wrong with an arabian that is 14 hands tall. Much taller than that is the exception not the rule. Shalom
        07-07-2013, 05:03 AM
    I used to have an Arabian called cabeer. He was 14.3hh.
        07-07-2013, 06:52 AM
    Green Broke
    I have an anglo-arab gelding that is 15hh, quite small as he is by a 16.2hh tb stallion! I am guessing that his dam was smaller...
        07-07-2013, 09:12 AM
    Breed Standard:
    ...........Arabians as standing between 14.1 to 15.1 hands (57 to 61 inches, 145 to 155 cm) tall, "with the occasional individual over or under."[3] Thus, all Arabians, regardless of height, are classified as "horses", even though 14.2 hands (58 inches, 147 cm) is the traditional cutoff height between a horse and a pony.[14] A common myth is that Arabians are not strong because they are relatively small and refined. However, the Arabian horse is noted for a greater density of bone than other breeds, short cannons, sound feet, and a broad, short back,[2] all of which give the breed physical strength comparable to many taller animals.[15] Thus, even a smaller Arabian can carry a heavy rider.

    So 14.1 is very much within the standard and very normal. I have 3 Purebred Arabians right now, and they range from 14.2 - 15.3.
        07-07-2013, 10:45 AM
    Green Broke
    They are all advertised at 15.2 15.3,
    They all mysteriously shrink to 14.2 in the time it takes me to drive there,
    Start an endurance ride and they will all be 17 hands by the last vet check.
        07-07-2013, 10:54 AM
    Koolio is 15'1 and I consider him relatively tall for an Arab. As previously noted, they vary in height.
        07-07-2013, 11:02 AM
    My Quarab mare was around 14.2 probably just under.

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