Arabian Horse Aesthetics

Black Arabian horse

There is an overwhelming consensus among world experts on the horse, that the Asil (or Aseel) (pure-bred desert Arabian) defines the aesthetic standards of a horse.

Harmonious balanced proportions, Head short, prominent forehead, concave face, small muzzle, large nostrils, eyes set far apart, large circular and expressive, the jowl is deep and wide between the branches, the ears are small, alert and curved, the neck is long and arched, the withers are not too prominent and slope into a strong level, short back, long shoulders and sloping, broad and muscular chest, and deep girth.

The Arabian horse has long and level croup, muscular quarters and tail set high. The limbs are strong with hard bone, clearly defined tendons. Pasterns are long and sloping, feet are round and hard with good hoof walls.

Anatomy of a horse

The Arabian horses have one less vertebra than other breeds, they have compact body with short back, allowing them to carry even heavy rider with ease. These horses average 14 to 15 hands (56-60 in./140-150 cm) high and weighs about 1,000 lb (450 kg).

Original colors chestnut and bay – currently it could be found in most solid colors, white, grey or black.

Chestnut color Arabian horse

White Arabian horse

The Arabian horse moves with head and tail held high and ears pricked. It gallops as if it is floating across the ground with fast strides. It moves with a grace that no other horse can match. It has the stamina to maintain speed for exceptionally long periods.