A Breeder’s Journal - Part 1

A Breeder’s Journal
Arabian Breed Characteristics
Part 1: Type and Quality

by Christie Metz

When I first thought of writing about Arabian horses, from a breeder’s perspective, it made sense to me to start at the beginning. Like so many other people, something happened when Henry and I were first introduced to this breed, up close and personal, back in 1989. The Arabian horse captured our hearts immediately and inspired us to devote much of our lives to the breed. After all these years, they still have the same impact on us. An Arabian is ethereally beautiful, so animated and expressive in motion, yet so gentle while interacting with humans. Their physical beauty and characteristics are distinctive; no other breed of horse has this look. There is no mistaking an Arabian.

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