My love and passion for horses originated in childhood and led me to raise thoroughbred Arabian horses, that have an attractive appearance, movement, nobility, enduranceand loyalty to man. Since the year of 2001 I have held thoroughbred Arabian horses. I first bought two foals and later a stallion named Akram who is the son of famous Kubineca, from which I raised more fine foals and sold on the territory of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia.
The Arabian horse
Arabian horse is a horse race that has emerged on the Arabian Peninsula. With the characteristic shape of the head and tail set high, this is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. The archaeological evidence of horses like the contemporary Arab dating from 4500 years ago shows that this is one of the oldest breeds of horses. During the years of the Arab race, horses were spread all over the world. This was mostly caused by wars and trade as well as the crossing with other breeds to improve certain characteristics, among which are strong bones, speed, sophistication, durability… Today, in almost every modern breed of horses you can find this Arab ancestor.
The head of the Arab horse is a refined, wedge- shaped with a wide forehead. The eyes are large, expressive with long eyelashes. Many of these horses have mild frontal bulge, which provides additional sinus capacity which facilitates breathing in the desert climate. The snout is small with thin lips. The nostrils are thin, triangular shaped, painted bright red with a large capacity expansion. The distance between the eye and the nostril is small. The ears are very erect and distant, small and pointed in males and in females slightly longer. The neck is of medium length and medium height. The croup is straight, often with horizontal well set tail. According to the standard race horse federation of the United States Arabian horses arethe height of 145-155 cm, with occasional variations above or below these values. This means that all Arabian horses, regardless of size, are classified as “horses” although 147cm is thetraditional cut off height between a horse and a pony.
These horses reach a body weight of 400-450 kg. The common myth is that Arabian horses are strong because they are small and sophisticated. However, they have a higher bone density than other races, short metacarpal and metatarsal bones, strong legs and short, broad backs, which gives them a power that is comparable to many of the higher races. Thus, even a small Arabian horse can carry heavy riders. As far as usage Arabian horse are very versatile. They dominate the discipline of long range riding, and compete today in many other fields of equestrian activity. For centuries, Arabian horses have lived in deserts closely related to humans. For shelter and protection from theft, priced war mares were sometimes kept in their owner’s tent, close to children and everyday life. Only horses with a naturally good nature were allowed to reproduce, that resulted in Arabian horse having a good temperament.