And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath upon it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. He said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me.
There are several characteristics that set the Arabian horse apart from other breeds, the most noticeable being the face. The Arabian’s head has a characteristic dished profile with a prominent eye, large nostrils and small muzzle. There is also religious significance in the Arabian’s features; the large forehead is said to hold the blessings of Allah; the high tail carriage was symbolic of pride and the arched neck and high crest signified courage. The Arabian’s broad chest, short, but strong back, and sloped shoulders give him power and ‘floaty’ gaits. Arabians have also become the breed of choice in the endurance racing world because of their stamina and agility. They are well-known for being affectionate and bonding well with humans and it is this particular characteristic that supports a discreet but invaluable therapeutic use for the ancient breed.
Power, grace, sensitivity and a symbol of a long established and noble tradition, the Arabian horse has much to teach modern generations.
To ride the Arabian is to ride history and to fly without wings. A well fitted saddle is a must, enjoy our vast collection of Arabian Saddles.