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Arabian Horses

Updated on May 5, 2013

What Are Arabian Horses

Arabian Horses, also known as Arab Horses are horses with distinctive head shapes as well as a high tail carriage. The Arabian Horse originated from the Arabian Peninsula, a landmass that is northeast of Africa, a giant sized continent. The Arabian Horse is one of the oldest breeds of horse known to man because according to archaeologists, early Arabian Horse remains have been found that date back to 4,500 years ago. The Arabian Horse is a fascinating creature that started out in the deserts of Arabia and can now be seen in a lot of places in the world.

Size of an Arabian Horse

Arabian Horses have been seen to stand at a height of 57 to 61 inches which is equivalent to 145 to 155 centimeters. The height of an Arabian Horse is in between the cut off of a horse and a pony (58 inches, 147 centimeters), but Arabian Horses are still considered as horses. However, the Arabian Horse makes up with muscle and has some of the densest muscles out of all of the horse breeds in the world thus making the Arabian Horse a very strong horse.

5 Fun Facts About Arabian Horses

  • The nomadic Bedouin people brought Arabian Horses into their family tents in order for the horse to protect the family from theft (like a watch horse).
  • Arabian bloodlines can be found in nearly every riding horse in the entire world.
  • Arabian Horses have very dense bones giving them good endurance in horse races.
  • Arabian Horses are found worldwide.
  • The Middle East is the land of the Arabian Horse's origin.

What Do Arabian Horses Eat?

Like every horse, Arabian Horses are vegetarians that focus on hay as a food source. Arabian Horses also eat many grasses, plants, and grain. An Arabian Horse must eat 15-25 pounds of food per day.

History of Arabian Horses

Arabian Horses are the oldest horse in the entire world, and there are many sources that could have been the origin of the Arabian Horse. Some people believe that the Bedouin tribe took the Arabian Horses to their tents so that they could protects their families from robbers. Another story about the Arabian Horse's origin is that God gave this horse to us as a gift for Abraham because of his great faith. The name "Arabian" is unclear even to this day, and the origin remains a mystery. The Arabian Horse has been traced back to 5,000 years.

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    • siobhanryan profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice Lens

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      6 years ago

      I enjoy seeing the Arabain horses, they look fasinating...

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      Johann The Dog 

      6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Beautiful animals!!!


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