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    08-16-2010, 03:56 PM
  #11
Weanling
I am feeling lazy today so here is a short blurb about a breed with an extremely long and detailed history. Maybe another Arab enthusiast will come along and add more, but I do love the breed quite a bit so I figured I'd say something.

The Arabian is thought to be the oldest breed of light horse and exists in the foundation stock of quite a few other breeds.

Originally bred by the nomadic Bedouin tribes of the Arabian pennisula as war mounts, the extreme conditions of this area have formed a breed with exceptional lung capacity and endurance. In this harsh desert climate, humans shared their food, water, and tents with their equine partners, and it is not difficult to understand why Arabians are known to be extremely loyal, people-oriented and intelligent horses.



They are traditionally smaller, sturdy and swift horses with extremely strong, short backs, hard feet, proud carriage, hooked ears, large eyes and dished faces. Arabs are also known to be versatile, though they are perhaps best recognised as endurance and competitive trail mounts -- a sport the breed truly excells in. However you can easily find purebreds and 1/2 arabs competing in a large variety of Western and English disciplines.








Arabs tend to have an exotic beauty that has captivated many men throughout history.














Contrary to popular public belief, they are not the crazy half-wild monsters many make them out to be. As with ANY breed, poor handling and poor breeding can and will produce an idiot. The blowy, spindly halter arabs with extremely exaggerated dish faces (they look deformed imho) are not the norm, though unfortunately they continue to be ambassadors for the breed in many cases. These animals can be superb family horses, are often used in lesson and theraputic programs for young children, and if anything have the ability to outsmart many owners who are not wise to their severe intelligence.
Arabians are affectionate, strong, romantic, willful, long-lived, and effectively ancient.







     
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    08-16-2010, 04:01 PM
  #12
Banned
..... she is northern dancers great granddaughter..... ha but she's my runner. To much sometimes....
     
    08-16-2010, 04:08 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Those are the best though! Ha ha. I love horses that want to run, not horses that you have to use all you cues to get past a trot lol ;)
     
    08-16-2010, 04:16 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Cheshire    

Contrary to popular public belief, they are not the crazy half-wild monsters many make them out to be. As with ANY breed, poor handling and poor breeding can and will produce an idiot. The blowy, spindly halter arabs with extremely exaggerated dish faces (they look deformed imho) are not the norm, though unfortunately they continue to be ambassadors for the breed in many cases. These animals can be superb family horses, are often used in lesson and theraputic programs for young children, and if anything have the ability to outsmart many owners who are not wise to their severe intelligence.
Arabians are affectionate, strong, romantic, willful, long-lived, and effectively ancient.
I love my arab girls (& I know what you mean by people thinking they're crazy. My dad refused to let me get one when I was a kid because they were "high-strung) which, to be truthful alot of them are, but with the right handling this can be fixed.
They were bred for their action, speed & endurance (beauty of course) which can result in a high-strung nature, same goes for the TB (maybe moreso).
The Arab & TB are 2 of only 5 hot-blood breeds (Akhal-Teke, Barb & Anglo-Arabian). The Tukoman was a hot-blood breed but it now extinct.
     
    08-16-2010, 04:31 PM
  #15
Banned
No I want a calm horse that I have to really work to get him to run instead of a hot horse that is constantly always dancing around cause she wants to run
     
    08-16-2010, 04:41 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Anglo-Arab

Well my favorite breed is the Arabian horse but someone has already done that... so I will tell you all about the Anglo-Arab.



An Anglo-Arab is a cross between a TB and an Arab, they have to have at least 25% of each breed in their blood and no other blood. My horse is half TB and half Arab so on his pedigree he has '50%' written next to his name (he is registered with the Arab Horse Society as an Anglo-Arab). His sire is TB (non racing, sport horse blood stock) and his dam Arab. He is a first generation AA because of this. Horses with Anglo-Arab parents can be second, third, fourth etc generation.

'Anglo-Arab'- Anglo taken from the French word 'Angleterre' meaning England, referring to the English bred TB. Anglo-Arabs are a very popular breed in France and many French names are used as registered names (my horse's dam's reg. Name- 'La Faarette'). And of course 'Arab' short for Arabian.

Of course the majority of TB blood is originally Arab e.g. The Darley Arabian. So Anglo-Arab breeding can often be described as 'putting the Arab blood back into the TB'

A desirable Anglo will have sturdier conformation than that of the TB, stronger legs like the Arabian. They should also have speed and endurance, combining desired characteristics from each breed. They are fantastic dressage horses and Eventers. Personally I use mine for Show Jumping at the moment, but he could event in the future. They can also be great for endurance races as they have Arab stamina and Thoroughbred speed.

Country Man (William), 12 yo anglo, in action
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    08-18-2010, 04:24 AM
  #17
Weanling
Wow so many breeds this is waay cool my favorit is appalosas so when that got posted I squealed with excitment xD thanks soo much

Ya i'm ok with arabians they are known as high strug that's always at the back of my mind but I really don't think about them to much like their crazy

TBs I sorta got over that one horse I guess not all can be perfect o_O its my mom who dosesn't like them now -_-
     

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