Environment: Desert Origin: Prehistoric Blood: Hot
About the Arabian:
The Arabian is the oldest of all purebred horse lines. There is evidence that the breed existed on the Arabian peninsula as early as 2500 B.C. Most horse breeds today have at least some Arabian blood. This breed is admired as much for its courage and strength as for its beauty. People have ridden Arabians as war horses and for long journeys across the dessert. Arabian horses are one of the most popular, and most common horses in the wold. The Araibain horse is considerd the fountainhead of all the world’s breeds and acknowledged as the purest decent and is the most ancient of all the equine races.
These gentle, affectionate animals are known for their intelligence, energy, and agile moves. Arabian foals are very smart and even while hey are just a few hours or days old, they know how to jump small fences, and run really fast like this foal,. Whan the foals are born, they are usually black, gray, brown, reddish-brown with white markings.
NAME: from the Arabian peninsula, where they were first bred
DATE & PLACE OF ORIGIN: perhaps as far back as 2500 B.C., on the Arabian Peninsula
USUAL HEIGHT: 15 hands (60 inches)
USUAL WEIGHT: 800 to 1,000 pounds
MAIN CHARACTERISTICS: a small head with large eyes, a long neck and short back, high, curving hindquarters, a long silky mane and tail.
Arabian horses have very long legs that are slim, but strong. A slandered feature of Arabian horse is this horse that has its high-carried tail:
In most Arabian horses have 16 tailbone and 22 vertebrae (backbones). Other breeds have 18 tailbone and 24 vertebrae. Here is a diagram of the horse body:
A race of horses of Arabian type existed on Arabian peninsula at least 2,000 years before the Christian era. This is indicated by the Bedouinpeople, who were closely connected with the “desert horse.”