Arabian horses were bred by Bedouins and lived with the families in the desert - sometimes they even slept in their tents! Today these remarkable horses can be recognized by their tails and head form. Almost all horse breeds go back to an Arabian bloodline, as Arabian horses were crossed in order to pass on certain characteristics such as speed, endurance and a disposition for healthy bones to other breeds. Arabians are characterized by a readiness of mind and a willingness to cooperate, as well as alertness and temperament. The 'Versatile Arabian' often wins at endurance competitions and is a popular breed worldwide.
A horse show is an amazing event for horses and riders. The horses’ manes are braided to make them look resplendent on the “big day”. This often results in miniature works of art with enchanting names like fishnet braid, Spanish braid or baroque braid. After braiding, brushing and cleaning, a fly blanket is placed over the Arab mare to protect her against irritating insects, and she is led into the horse box with a handy halter. During the journey to the arena, she is allowed to nibble on delicious apples and beetroot.
Fun fact: In competition Arabians can cover almost 160 kilometers a day. The mane of the graceful Arab mare is decorated with beautiful pink rubber bands.
Mare Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.2 x 3.9 inch (W x D x H)
Mare with Blanket Dimensions: 7.3 x 2 x 6.5 inch (W x D x H)