Aaah. I am in love with this gorgeous animal. He was visiting from a neighboring farm today and he had this amazing temperment dispite there being quite a few mares right by him. He piaffed and bowed at the single touch of a light rod to his legs! Very well trained and absolutely beautiful. I was really suprised at his size though! He looked to be at or very near 16 hand. Our arabian Xcia is barely 15 hands. I loved the fact that he wasn't as delicate looking as the showcase arabians now days too. He was pure brawn and muscle, but still had the refined head of an arabian. THIS is what arabians should look like.
My mare is 15.3, best guess (I've gotten results of 15.2-16). Her sire was Gazarr (Gazarr++ - A Black Horse Community), who also pushed 16 hands. Not quite what people think of when they think Arabian. Gazarr was born in 1968, so it isn't something recent. My mare Mia was born in 2001, the final year of his life.