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Exploring the Origins of the Arabian Horse

Known for their stamina, Arabian horses are commonly found in long-distance sports of endurance. Thought to be the oldest breed in the world, Arabian horses were once the constant companions of the Bedouin people. These nomadic tribesmen of Arabia relied upon the horse breed for survival. As such, the nomads frequently shared their food, water and sometimes even their tents with their Arabian horses.

Measuring 14 to 115.3 hands, Arabian horses can be found in a variety of colors. These include:

  • Bay
  • Black
  • Chestnut
  • Gray
  • Roan

Arabian horses are also characterized by their distinctive dished profile, arched necks and large nostrils. Other features include wide-set eyes and a broad forehead.

Known for their sociable personalities, Arabian horses found their way into Europe and other parts of the world following the religious wars. European crusaders then crossed the lighter Arabian horse with heavier breeds, creating the breed as we know it today.

The Arabian horse made its way into North America in 1725, at which time Nathan Harrison of Virginian imported the breed. The breed was not recognized by the national registry, however, until 1908. Today, the United States is home to more Arabian horses than all other countries combined.

Whether you own an Arabian horse or some other breed, you can count on The Last Ride to remove your deceased pet with dignity and respect. Contact us today to learn more.