Arabians are known for their unique look, and various skills. The Arabian's coat varies different colors, and markings. You can find a black to a light colored Arabian. Personally, I prefer the elegant, buckskin colored Arabians. Usually, they will have at least one sock on their foot, and one face marking. Their arched neck, and low back give them a distinctive look that looks beautiful with any colored skin/coat. They are very sweet, calm, gentle, and are very easy to train and handle. That is why it is very easy to train your Arabian to do versions tasks, tricks, and more.
Arabians are one of the smallest, but oldest horse breeds. Standing to only a little over 14.2 hands heigh, this horse is great for small kids and any age. On average, they will weigh between 800 and 1000 lbs. It is debatable whether the height, and size of the Arabian affects it's sport level, but many think the concept doesn't apply to their performance at all.
"The Influence of Racing and the Thoroughbred Horse on Light Horse Breeding," " . . . balance is of more importance than mere height, a fact it is as well to bear in mind." - William Scarth Dixon
Arabian Horse Association
Comprised of over 26,000 youth and adults, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) strives to serve those who love, and are passionate for the Arabian breed. The AHA provides various riding activities, competitions, and much more with your Arabian. T.A.I.L is a program provided by AHA to teach children of all ages the importance of the Arabian horse, and the proper way to ride one. AHA also promotes an equine care, and welfare program for your Arab. You can contact AHA at (303) 696-4500.
Speed and beauty is the name of the game for an Arabian horse. Arabians commonly compete in dressage, jumping, barrel racing, trail, and endurance competitions. They have awesome endurance skills, and can beat out most of the other horse breeds. You can also enter an Arabian in cart competitions, where your horse pulls you in a cart/wagon. Best of all, Arabs are great horses for beginner riders. They are usually very calm, aware, and gentle.