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A good Arabian breeder produces horses with a long, lean appearance, expressive eyes and streamlined bodies. Recognize an athletic, high-quality horse with helpful advice from the owner of a training and riding facility in this video on Arabian horses.
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Hi! I'm Tim Wigren, owner and operator of Command Performance and I'm here to talk to you about how to evaluate a good quality Arabian. Good quality Arabian what we'll going to be looking at here right now is a halter horse. You're going to be looking at the long, snaky neck, the big alert expression, that attitude that definitely says, look at me, the alertness, we're also going to be looking how this horse is very clean. Good Arabian should be nice and smooth all the way through the body. There should be no lump sticking out. His body should actually be able to be cut into three different sections, equal section, the shoulder, the mid-section and the hip. Each one of those things are very important because everything forms function. Everything functions to the form. You'll also be noticing as you look down, long, straight legs. As we pan around, we'll walk to the front, look at his front feet, you'll see nice, long, straight leg, very solid, good size hoof underneath, very very athletic. Very very solid. Remember, these are horses which originally were bred to be war horses and these are horses that are also bred to be very very athletic. Endurance is one of the highest qualities of an Arabian. As you look at the, as you look at his expression, you realize this horse does know he has quality written all over him. We'll come around and take a look, see if this horse is solid body, he's very equal from his shoulder, nice angle from the end of his shoulder to the point, from the end of his withers to the point of his shoulder and on down to his forearm. This angle from here to here should definitely be the same angle from here to there to there. Everything should all tie in. We want to see that look. We want to see that athleticism and we want to see that power. All of these qualities that I've just described are what we seek in a high quality Arabian. We want to see that horse whose athleticism, power and attitude are all combined to make that beautiful picture. That horse will take you from endurance to the show ring to being your best friend.
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