Today’s Horse Facts: The Anglo-Arabian

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The Anglo-Arabian is a crossbred horse that just got its own status as a horse breed. It is a Thoroughbred crossed with an Arabian, therefore giving the prefix “Anglo,” In  the United States, the Anglo-Arabian is considered a “part-bred” Arabian and, consequently, is registered within a separate section of the Arabian Horse Association. At one time, there were 9,400 Anglo-Arabians registered with the AHA, in 1991 there were 200 more registered, 111 more in 2004, and then 144 more in 2005. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. A horse must have a minimum of 15%  Arabian blood to be considered an Anglo-Arabian.
  2. Anglo-Arabians average 62–67 inches in height.
  3. Anglo-Arabians most popular colors are bay, chestnut, and gray.
  4. Anglo-Arabians are a good choice for a racing horse
  5. The Anglo Arabian horse is considered  shy and very smart.
  6.  In  modern times,  Anglo Arabian horses are one of the favorite horse breeds in all of  Europe.
  7. They have a long neck, prominent withers, a compact and strong body, a deep chest, and solid bones.
  8. In Canada, an Anglo-Arabian is defined by the Arab Horse Society as a horse whose pedigree contains only Thoroughbred and Arabian blood.
  9. The overall physique of the Anglo Arabian horse is masculine in nature.
  10. Spain is one of the greatest producers of Anglo-Arabians.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are an Anglo-Arabian horse expert! Here are the answers:

  1. F  For a horse to be considered an Anglo-Arabian, it must have at least 12.5% Arabian blood.
  2. T
  3. T
  4. T
  5. F   Anglo-Arabians are bold and very smart.
  6. T
  7. T
  8. F   In Great Britain the Anglo-Arabian is defined by the Arab Horse Society as a horse whose pedigree contains only Thoroughbred and Arabian blood.
  9. T
  10. F   France is one of the greatest producers of Anglo-Arabians.

How much do you know about Anglo-Arabian horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful Anglo-Arabian Horse breed:

http://anglo-arabians.com/AAs.htm

http://www.terrificpets.com/articles/102233065.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Arabian

http://www.omypet.com/anglo-arabian-horse-breed-information/

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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