Breed Standards


BREED HISTORY
"From the ancient deserts of the Middle East evolved the oldest known breed of riding horse, the Arabian. Now one of the most popular breeds in America, the Arabians' incredible energy, intelligence and gentle disposition allow riders to excel in most equine sports and activities. Today, Arabian horses spend as much time on the trail as they do at horse shows and other competitive events." (from the Arabian Horse Association)
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~ All 2nd Gen + Horses MUST be out of registered parents ~

Head

The head should ALWAYS be refined, never coarse, exhibiting a vague wedge-shape, with broad forehead, large expressive eyes. The nostrils should be large, while the muzzle tending towards small and delicate. The neck should be arched, and throat latch clean. The face should be dished, with the profile concave. ROMAN NOSES (CONVEX PROFILES) ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
While we will accept horses with blue eyes, please be aware that blue eyes are undesirable for Arabians, and constitute a MAJOR fault in halter shows.

Build

Should be slimmer, never heavy; however, a substantial barrel will not be discounted against and may in some cases, be preferred as long as proportional. Thick legged horses, draft build horses will be disqualified. Overall impression should be one of grace, agility. The croup should be relatively flat, NOT sloping.

Permitted colors

Gray, Black, Bay, Chestnut, Sabino, Rabicano (as Roan), Manchado (only found in Argentina, NOT genetic)
While Arabians cannot truly be roan, we will accept strawberry roan coats (rabicano). We have not found evidence of blue roan coats in Arabians and they are therefore not accepted at this time.
BLACK HORSES MUST BE OF REALISTIC COLOR - if we cannot see the natural shading on your horses coat, and they appear to be a silhouette they will NOT be accepted for registration.

Banned colors

Palomino, Buckskin, Dun, Grulla, Paint (Sabino type permitted), Cremello, Perlino, Appaloosa.
Arabians do not possess most dilution genes, and therefore horses with dun, cream, or champagne dilutions will not be accepted for registration.

Mane and tail

Flaxen manes and tails are acceptance on chestnut horses. We do not accept horses with multicolored manes and tails, nor manes and tails that are different in coloration save for gulastra plumes.

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