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The Arabian Horse!

The purebred Arabian horse is the product of centuries of selection and use in difficult climatic conditions so as to allow the survival of only the most hardy and brave. To this is added the fact that the criterion of breeding Bedouin tribes has always been to use the subject with the maximum speed and the bottom and can withstand long marches, whose epilogue, often culminating in warlike actions where speed and boldness constituted the simple difference between living and dying. This has meant the horse to the Arab tribes in the course of hundreds of years.

When Europeans sought to improve their breeds began the importation of stallions from Arabia with which cross them. The British developed the making extensive use of famous thoroughbred stallions Byerly Turk, Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian. There thoroughbred on tracks all over the world in whose veins flows the blood of 85% -95% Arabic.
Other countries then, like Hungary, Poland, France, Germany, Spain engineered the improvement of their breeds with massive injections of Arabian stallions from the deserts.

Today, no remarkable breed of horse is exempt from the impression miglioratrice of the Arabian horse. Blaze descendant of Darley Arabian was the founder dell'Hakney.
From Messenger, derived Arabic, giving rise to the American trotter. In the Lipizzaner Siglawi the important line is descended from a famous Arabian stallion called precisely Siglawi.
The influence of the Arabian horse races is still evident in the South of Italy (Persano and derivatives in eastern Sicily) and in the races Sarde.
A great interest has focused on the Arabian horse for over two centuries, but always, more on the improved breeding of indigenous breeds that of Arabic in purity.
Its low uptake due to excessive costs of importation, difficulty obtaining and transport, today is topped by overcoming these problems.
Thousands of thoroughbred Arabian horses are registered each year in the world under the control of WAHO (World Arabian Horse Organisation).
The U.S., Canada, England, Russia, Poland, Germany and Egypt excel in breeding and in the number of registered horses.

Why so much attention today revolves around the purebred Arabian horse?
To understand this it is first necessary to analyze their characteristics.
Height of mt. 1.55 and over, but there are other small entities and higher, short hair, fine, soft, silky mane and tail; cloak bay, gray, chestnut and black.
Beauty is more suited to inquadrarsi in the canons of art than in the morphology equina.
Head short, broad forehead, large eyes full of expression, ears and fine furniture, arched neck, shoulders and pastoral well-inclined. The broad back and short, the depth and breadth of chest hallmark of his strength. Arabic differs from other horses for the constitution and temperament, is compact in conformation and famous for its resistance.
In the distance races is unrivaled due to its particular metabolism. It also notes its ability to carry heavy loads, out of the usual reports carried weight / weight of the horse, which apply to all other races.

Gen. Dumas in his book "Le vrai cheval arabe" provides detailed tables of loading for Arabian horses in service with the French troops of the Sahara, in short: 153 kg load including knight, harness, weapons and food for 7 days and distances covered on the origin of 100 km daily.
Arabic is famous for its wonderful availability, temperament and taste, style and beauty combined with ease of learning and seriousness.
Even the stallions, do not present any particular difficulties and can usually be fitted with safety, even as children. Versatility is another powerful feature of the breed. Subjects selected properly can run as fast as English thoroughbred, trot at the highest speeds recorded as a Hakney or Saddle bred cattle can work as a Quarter Horse, hunt and jump like a Hunter, serve as a parade horse or pull a carriage elegantly, a carriage or sled. Arabic is really an all-purpose horse and attacked or decked out like you want, it will remain unmistakably an Arab.

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