White Arabian Mare

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White Arabian Mare

Horses with one of the purest blood lines, White Arabian Mare are known for their fiery natures, impressive speed, and courage in battle. Arabian blood has influenced the development of many other breeds of horses, including American Saddlebreds, Morgans, and Quarter Horses.


Content List

1. Scientific & Common Names

2. Characteristics

3. Breeding

4. Behavior

5. History

6. Present Status

7. References


Scientific & Common Names

Genus & Species - Equus ferus caballus

Common Name - Arabian


Characteristics

One quite distinctive mark of an Arabian is the shape of the face. Arabian Mares have small heads with a "dished" or concave face. They have pointed ears and small, refined muzzles. Their bodies are powerfully built for speed and endurance with broad chests and muscular hindquarters. The set of their tails is also quite distinctive with a higher tail carriage than many other breeds of horse.


Breeding

Arabian mares are of breeding age when they are around 3 or 4 years old. They usually give birth to a single foal after a pregnancy of around 11 months. They nurse their foals for six months to a year.


Behavior

Arabians are excellent for trail riding, and they excel in racing. These horses can be spirited and independent, so they are generally more suited for experienced riders. Arabians are intelligent, curious, and energetic. Their movements are also quite graceful and agile, so they are quite popular for as dressage and reining horses.


History

The first breeders of the Arabian horse were the Bedouins of the Middle East. They desired mounts that were dependable, intelligent, agile, and incredibly fast. These tribes treasured their horses, trained them carefully, and developed close bonds with them. They often lived in close quarters with their Arabians, sometimes sharing their tents with the horses during dust or sand storms. Bedouins were extremely careful with their breeding mares. They paid close attention to blood lines and only bred the best stallions with their mares. Their careful efforts preserved the Arabian blood lines so that they are still essentially the same horse that they were thousands of years ago. In the 1700s, the English royalty imported several Arabian stallions to their island and used them to improve their own horses. Soon, these horses were transported to every corner of the globe and used in the creation of many other breeds of horses. Everywhere there are horse lovers, an Arabian stud farm can be found.


Present Status

Arabian horses are available all over the world. They have significant populations in the Middle East, Northern Africa, Russia, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


References

   http://horses.animal-world.com/Light-Horse-Breeds/ArabianHorse.php
   http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-breeds/profiles/arabian-horse-breed.aspx
   http://agarabianhorse.com/articles/65-arabian-horse-history.html
   http://www.discoverarabianhorses.com/pdfs/History%20of%20the%20Arabian%20Breed.pdf
   http://www.discoverarabianhorses.com/pdfs/History%20of%20the%20Arabian%20Breed.pdf