What are some uses for Arabian horses

The Arab or thoroughbred Arabian horse is considered to be the oldest horse breed in the world, which was bred by the desert Bedouins over 5000 years ago. Arabs are colloquially referred to as "drinkers of the air". The breed is characterized by its tenacity and frugality, which have developed through the harsh living conditions in the desert. The desert climate is harsh, there is little water and the temperature differences between hot days and cold nights are enormous.

The Arab can be traced back to original type 4 horses (steppe horse belonging to the southern horses - sometimes also called original thoroughbreds, which is not entirely correct). However, some strikes Muniqui are more similar to the archetype 4.

The fanatical pure breeding and systematic breeding of the Arab began with the wars of conquest of Islam. The lineages were passed down orally. Good horses could not be sold to unbelievers.

There are five main lines: Kuhaylan, Siglavi, Hadban, Hamadan and O’Bajan. In addition, the Muniqui is listed as not completely clean.

Another special characteristic of the Arabs is their focus on people. The Bedouins cultivated very close relationships with their animals, which was shown, among other things, by the fact that the best horses were housed in people's tents. Despite their natural temperament, Arabs are gentle horses who are quick to grasp and willingly join people.

In the 19th century, the breeding goals in the Arab region no longer corresponded to the ideas of the Europeans. That is why Arabs were brought to Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia and thoroughbred Arabian studs were founded, which are still known worldwide today.

The WAHO - World Arab Horse Organization - is responsible for all breeding questions today.