What to know

The Arabian Horse

Standing tall, strong and majestic, the the Arabian horse is without a doubt one of the world’s most fascinating creatures.

As its name implies, the Arabian horse is a horse breed native to the Arabian Peninsula. Distinguished by the shape of its head and high tail carriage, it’s one of the most recognizable breed of horses.

Standing between 145 and 155 cm tall, they are known for their exceptional strength compared to their size. The Arabian horse has greater bone density than other breeds, as well as short cannons, sound feet, and broad, short backs, which gives them more strength than other animals their size.

Archaeologists have found remains throughout the Middle East resembling the Arabian horse dating as far back as 4,500 years, making it one of the oldest breeds of horses known.

They have dominated endurance riding due to their high endurance abilities, and compete in competitions such as the Tevis Cup, which can cover as much as 160 km in one day alone.

Arabian horses were a symbol for fortune and exquisite taste in the 1980s, and taxation laws allowed horses to act as tax shelters. They were auctioned, traded and bred like a artifacts. In fact, in 1984 a mare named NH Love Potion was auction for the record sum of $2.4, and Arabian stallion, Pardon, was behind the biggest horse syndication is history, at $11,000,000.

Claims say that Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horses today.

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