Originally Posted by Nuala
Yes he is does look fine boned on the front side however Arabians are know for their thin refined look and are among the top endurance and competition horses.
What a lot of people do not realize is that for their size, a well-bred arab actually has high bone mass. Look at the cannon circumference on a 14.2 hand arab and compare it to many 16 plus hand thoroughbreds or even quarter horses and you will likely see they are the same size; therefore, the arab has the better bone in relation to body mass.
Now, I do realize that people now seem to be breeding the sturdiness out of arabs for show, but these are certainly not the horses that are winning in endurance.