Purebred Arabians Registry What is a Purebred Arabian? – US Arabian Horse Registry


Comparatively small head, profile of head straight or concave below the eyes; small muzzle, large nostrils, extended when in action.
Large, round, expressive, dark eyes set well apart with white (sclera) showing in the eye not to be penalized (glass eyes shall be penalized)
Comparatively short distance between eye and muzzle; deep jowls, wide between the branches
Small ears (smaller in stallions than mares), thin and well shaped, tips curved slightly inward
Arched neck, set on high and running well back into moderately high withers, in balance with the rest of the body
Long sloping shoulder well laid over with muscle
Ribs well sprung
Long, broad forearm
Short cannon bone with large sinew
Short back with loins broad and strong
Croup to be comparatively horizontal, that is a croup not necessarily flat, but a good working croup allowing rear action to come well underneath the horse when traveling
Natural high tail carriage and when viewed from rear, tail should be carried straight
Hips strong and round with well muscled thigh and gaskin
Straight, sound, flat bone, large joints, strong and well defined with sloping pasterns of good length
Round feet of proportionate size
Height from 14.1 to 15.3 hands, with an occasional individual over or under
Fine coat in varying colors of bay, chestnut, gray, roan, white and black. Dark skin, except under white markings.
Stallions especially should have an abundance of natural vitality, animation, spirit, suppleness and balance.

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