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Breed Description:

The Arabian is the oldest and purest breed of horse in the world. Though the breed's exact origins are unknown, we do know that horses of the Arabian type existed on the Arabian Peninsula as long as 5,000 years ago. The Arabian is well-known for its incredible stamina and soundness, which it owes to its evolution in a harsh desert environment.

Arabians have been used to improve other breeds of horse for centuries. Many modern breeds were founded on Arabian bloodlines, most notably the Thoroughbred.

Today, distinct strains of the Arabian breed exist in such varied places as Spain, Poland, and Russia. Arabians are extremely popular in a variety of disciplines, particularly endurance and pleasure showing.

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