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Horse of the Month for February, 2018 - The Arabian Horse

A breed that is over 5,000 years old and is known as the oldest breed recorded has carried kings, royals and equine enthusiasts through war, celebrations and world sporting events. The Bedouins, a desert tribe in the Arabian Peninsula were the first to domesticated this breed and to this day they have kept is breed old horse as purebred Arabian. In keeping with tradition many purebred Arabian names begin with ‘Bint’ or “Ibn”. These prefixes are rough translations for the Bedouin words for ‘daughter of’ or ‘son of’.

The Arabian Horse Unique Characteristics:
  • 14 hands and 15.2 hands & weigh from 800 lbs to 1000 lbs.
  • Arabian horses of Polish, Russian and Anglo bloodlines exceed 15.3.
  • Black skin underneath their coats, except underneath any white hair.
  • One less vertebra than other breeds of horses.
  • Coat colors: grey, bay, chestnuts, blacks, and roan.
  • Dished face, arching neck and wide intelligent eyes.
  • Gaits: “floating” - forward movement.
  • Purebred Arabians bloodlines are used to refine any bred. Selective breeding insures that certain bloodlines retain the size and type they were selected for. Certain breeds will keep their fine boned, while others are more substantially built.
A terrific sports horse and no challenge is to great. The purebred Arabian and the breeds that carry the Arabian genes are excellent competitors in Dressage, Hunters- on flat /over jumps, Endurance, Driving, Western events and week-end trail rides.

Purebred Arabian Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
Photo Courtesy: http://www.ajmanstud.com/home.php#!/horse/gender=stallion&horse=a.s.-natsir-apal&id=393

A.S. Natsir-Apal, IBN ESTASHA x SASKIA RJ 
2005 Reserve Champion Stallion, Ajman & 2006 First Place Stallions Nine Years Old and Over, Dubai.


Examples of Arabian Bloodlines Refining Selected Breeds

Polish Arabian Filly

Horse of the month for February 2018
Photo Courtesy: https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2016/02/23/support-grows-leading-polish-arabian-figures-sacked-state/#Up1uHuRIWBvSJk6w.99

Two-year-old filly Piacolla fetched €305,000 at the Pride of Poland sale in 2014 for Michałów Stud.


Russian Arabian Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
Photo Courtesy: https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/770889661187548478/?lp=true

KAMELOT (RU) 22.2.2000  Bay Straight Russian Arabian stallion. Anchar {Moment x Nutria by Topol} x Kameia {Mastak x Kaya by Semen} Bred by Khrenovoe State.


Thoroughbred & Anglo Arab Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
Photo Courtesy: http://stallionai.co.uk/stallions/future-gravitas/

Future Gravitas’ sire is the only horse in history to qualify for all 3 Bundeschampionats – in Eventing, Show jumping &Dressage.  He has more than 50% thoroughbred & Anglo Arab blood & demonstrates outstanding movement, a scopey effortless jump & an incredibly cool and trainable temperament.



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