The oldest breed of horse in the world (archaeological evidence indicates over 4,000 years), the Arabian horse originated in the Middle East, where centuries of careful breeding by the Bedouin tribes has produced a maternal and caring partner that today thrives on human companionship, is intensely versatile in what it can do and is, indeed, the horse who loves you back. To learn more about the origin of the Arabian horse, read: 'Where Did The Arabian Come From?'
The arid desert was also responsible for the development of physical attributes that today make the Arabian a favorite of artists throughout the world: a sculpted, dished face incorporates large nostrils for greater oxygen intake and dark, liquid eyes allow them to see great distances; and their high tail carriage was a way to more effectively stay cool on hot days.
“The Versatile Arabian” is a slogan of the breed. Arabian horses dominate the discipline of endurance riding worldwide and compete today in virtually every field of equestrian activity imaginable, from racing to jumping to carriage driving to reining and on. To learn more about the wide range of disciplines Arabians are suited for, read: 'The Versatile Arabian'
Lesson programs are a great way to be introduced to the Arabian horse. If even for one visit, we promise that you will leave with a warm spot in your soul for the world's oldest breed of horse. Read the articles below from Experience Arabian Horses magazine to learn more!