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Arab question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gaited horse, May 21, 2011.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    How do you tell the differnece between the Egyptian arabians, Spanish arabians and Polish arabians?

  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Good question! I've wondered the same thing! [​IMG]
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    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.
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    I would go with pedigree.
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Quote:She didn't come with one sadly. If she was pedigreed I would breed her.
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    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.


  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    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.

  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Physical appearance.

    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
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    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. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  10. heathersboers

    heathersboers Songster

    Dec 2, 2010
    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!!!

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