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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gaited horse, May 21, 2011.
How do you tell the differnece between the Egyptian arabians, Spanish arabians and Polish arabians?
Good question! I've wondered the same thing!
Quote:I got a nice Arab mare from a horse auction two years ago and this year I really started looking at her and wondering.
I would go with pedigree.
Quote:She didn't come with one sadly. If she was pedigreed I would breed her.
I heard that egyptian arabs were the craziest of the arabs.
My arab is polish and russian. They are wide thick bodied and calm way down I heard around 5-6. Still not very tall or heavy though. Here are some most recent pics of her from a couple weeks ago.
Egyptians are very fine boned and have a very deep dish. Polish tend to be heavier built and slightly less severe a dish. Spanish, I've not dealt with.
SOME strains of Egyptians tend to be finer-boned and dishier
SOME strains of Egyptians are bigger, raw-boned but still dishy
Polish tend to be tall, athletic, bigger boned and less typy
Russians are like Polish only usually leaner
Spanish tend to be smaller, a little more compact
Crabbet look a but like Egyptian, a bit like Polish. Typically with shorter necks and rounder hindquarters
CMK look a lot like Crabbet but more variation
Current domestic strains are going 1 of 3 ways.
Halter horses are beginning to look like deer: skinny, big eyes, kinda useless for riding
Show horses are tending to look like Saddlebreds
Sport horses are tending to look like Warmbloods with nice heads
Only distance/endurance horses seem to realy be retaining Arabian build and type
I've noticed that too, only in endurance does it seem you find more of the "typical" Arabs that one usually thinks of. These halter horses , especially Egyptians, IMO look like you could blow them over with a feather..... hardly look like a horse for hardy desert riding or riding at all.
I had a registered Arab mare with old lines....HeR sire was a son of Bey shah..she looked like a qh in body but had long lean legs And a dish face to die for...the straight Egyptian stallion we had looked like a mustang. He had no.dish but a very lean And small frame.he was a nut. I have seen some of the barrel racers that looked like qh. ..my mare was a full sister to the 2010 champion. He was built exactly like a qh...but it could be all the muscling from running barrels. They do seem to have hot tempers as compared to other breeds. But buy are they gorgeous!!!