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ARABIAN HORSE BREED



ARABIAN HORSES

The Arabian horse is quite possibly the most beautiful and the noblest of all the breeds.

The origins of the Arab are surrounded by romantic legends. One popular story says that the prophet Mohammed wanted to select the very best horses for his soldiers. He ordered his men to bring a herd of horses to an enclosure and keep them there for seven days without water.

At the end of the week, part of the enclosure was taken down and the thirsty horses raced towards a nearby pool. Suddenly Mohammed sounded the battle call and five mares turned back toward him-the only horses to respond despite their desperate thirst.

All pure bred Arabs are said to have descended from those five mares.

The Arab is unusual-they differ from most other horses because they have 19 instead of 18 pairs of ribs.

Height: 14-15 hands

Color: most often bay, chestnut, brown, or black

Personality: Famous for it's intelligence and lively nature as much as for its loyalty and love of human company. Fast and of great endurance.

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