The Anglo-Arab began as one of the modern horse-breeds in early 20th century France.
Meet our Anglo-Arab-Horse Leviticus... or Levi to those of us who know him well.
Height: 15-3 hands
Job: 3 day event horse
Level of competition: 1 star
Origin of the Anglo Arab: Cross between Arab and Thoroughbred.
Most notably produced in France, the breed can be traced back to the early nineteenth century. The French Anglo-Arab-horse traces back to 2 stallions: Massoud(an Arab) and Aslam (a horse of Turkish origin). These two stallions were crossed with English thoroughbred mares and produced the three mares that became the foundation of the Anglo Arab sport-horse breed. Delphine, Clovis and Danae. .
Uses: produced to be a sport horse the Anglo Arab has excelled in dressage, eventing and jumpers.
Famous Anglo Arabs include :
Marquis III, a very successful Grand Prix horse.
Ali-Baba winner of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
The Anglo Arab combines the endurance of the Arab with the athleticism of the thoroughbred. The breeds conformation has more of the thoroughbred but is usually sturdier through its back and limbs.
Height: 15-3 to 16-3 hands
Color: Most commonly brown, bay or chestnut
Interesting facts : Recently the Anglo-Arab-horse has been influential in the development of the Selle Francais , the modern day French sport horse.
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