History of the Arabian Horse

And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying:

«I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil And a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth… I give thee flight without wings.»

From ancient bedouin legend

(Byford, et al. Origination of the Arabian Breed)

The oldest breed of horse, Arabians are the only true purebred in the equine world. They have played a significant role in the history of man and horse, and will continue to provide enjoyment and companionship for years to come through the work of national and global organizations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the breed.

Through the centuries, Arabian horses have been cherished as a horse of great beauty, intelligence, courage, endurance, and romance. The Arabian was bred and reared with a strong kindredship to man. Surviving amongst the harsh desert climate, ancient Bedouin tribes and Arabian horses existed with a mutual inter-dependence.

Living in such a close proximity with man, Arabian horses developed a gentle and affectionate nature that is now inherited, and is observed even today in foals that are bred in a foreign environment.

In most cases, the Arabian was considered a gift from god, and treated as such by the Bedouin society. The Arabian horse grew and flourished in the rich grass along the Fertile Crescent, now Syria, Iraq, Iran, and the Arabia peninsula. Though the origin of the Arabian horse remains a mystery, his lineage traces back five thousand years.

His ancient ancestors were slightly smaller than the Arabians of today, but otherwise the modern Arabians are exceptionally similar in appearance. There are several characteristics that set the Arabian horse apart from other breeds, the most noticeable being their face. The Arabian’s head has a characteristic dished profile with a prominent eye, large nostrils and small teacup muzzle.

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The Arabian’s broad chest, short, but strong back, and sloped shoulder give him power and floaty gaits.  Arabian horses come in many colors, grey, chestnut, bay, brown, and occasionally black.

Most Arabians stand between 14.1 and 15.2 hands (one hand is equivalent to four inches) and weigh between 800 and 1,000 pounds as adults. People enjoy many activities with their Arabians, from showing to pleasure in a variety of discipline, which include English, park, country, hunter, and western pleasure, sidesaddle, jumping, dressage, gaming events, and halter. They have also become the breed of choice in the endurance world because of their stamina and agility which not only makes them ideal for racing but just as skilled in diverse environments such as cattle and ranch work, and pleasure trail riding and are a popular choice for instructional programs and therapeutic riding.

Arabians become devoted companions, a testament to their long history of importance in the people’s lives they share. For centuries Arabians have been the mount of choice from world leaders to backyard horse owners. Even Napoleon, George Washington, Genghis Khan, and Alexander the Great rode Arabians.

Their exquisite beauty, intelligence, stamina, and devotion to their owners has made Arabians one of the most popular breeds to own and show. With the help of clubs and registries, the Arabian will remain unchanged from the Asil of the Bedouin tribes. Thanks to careful breeding programs, the Arabian will be enjoyed for generations to come, and the black stallions of children’s dreams may eventually be a reality.

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Key Stakeholders in the Arabian Horse Industry

CABALLUS INTERNATIONAL

Caballus International is a global equine sales, management and entertainment provider. The backbone of the company is honesty and integrity, and its through these values that Caballus International provides its clients with an unparalleled level of service. The Caballus International management team has many years of experience within the equine industry and has forged lasting relationships with its peers. The integral belief at Caballus International is that true equine beauty is one of the greatest connections to the soul. The team is committed to be at the forefront of improving and evolving the equine industry, in addition to Arabian horse owners experiencing all that the Arabian horse lifestyle has to offer. With this in mind Caballus International organises and executes several gala Arabian horse events throughout the year.

Caballus International welcomes you to the exclusive Arabian horse lifestyle. It offers a unique, personal approach to equine and lifestyle acquisitions, and addresses the needs of those whose sophistication is of great standard.

Caballus International was formed strictly to benefit Arabian horse enthusiasts around the world to enter a community of enjoying the Lifestyle of the Arabian horse and the luxury lifestyle that involves this special breed. Through Caballus and its 5 Star website, Breeders, Enthusiasts and Investors can interact amongst themselves and eliminate the controversial 20% commission.  However you do have the option to utilize the consultancy expertise of the Caballus Team at a much lower rate than the industry standard.

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