Anglo-Arabian Horse

The Anglo-Arabian horse is a breed that is known for its versatility.

They are used for everything from racing to dressage, and they are the perfect choice for anyone who is looking for a horse that can do it all.

If you’re thinking about adding an Anglo-Arabian to your stable, here’s what you need to know.

Anglo-Arabian Horse Breed Info

Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Anglo-Arabian horse:

Height (size) 15.2 – 16.3 hands high
Colors Any solid color is allowed, however, chestnut and bay are the most common for this breed.
Country of Origin Both France and Britain lay claim to being the country where the Anglo-Arabian Horse was first bred, and both nations have been actively striving toward the development of this multi-purpose equine for more than 150 years.
Common Uses Used in sports such as hunter/jumper, cross country, dressage, show hack, endurance and competitive trail riding. This breed was used for developing Selle Fran├žais horses.

Anglo-Arabian Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

France is one of the world’s leading exporters of Anglo-Arabians.

In the past, the Anglo-Arab was used for military purposes.

De Bonneval began breeding Anglo Arabs at the Le Pin stud in 1833.

The French National Studbook was formed the same year by an order issued by Louis Philippe.

At least one-quarter of an Anglo-Arabian horse’s blood must come from the Arabian side.

However, at the same time it must not have a genetic makeup of more than 75% Arabian blood.

In addition, the horse must have Thoroughbred, Arabian, or Anglo-Arabian ancestry.

As long as the 75/25 rules are maintained, Anglo-Arabs may be mixed with each other or purebreds to achieve the desired qualities of each breed.

If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!

Alternative Names

“Anglo-Arab”

Temperament/Personality

Energetic, intelligent, brave, tough, high-spirited but manageable, sweet-natured

Physical Characteristics

These horses possess outstanding athletic ability.

Overall, the body is strong and short, but the frame will be solid.

The majority of Anglo-Arabic physical characteristics are inherited from the Thoroughbred.

The Anglo-Arabian was developed with the intention of producing a horse that possessed the most desirable qualities of both the Arabian and the Thoroughbred.

These desirable qualities include endurance and soundness from the Arabian and speed and scope from the Thoroughbred.

The profile is straight, with a generally straight face and a delicate head.

The neck is really long and has an arch to it.

The withers are prominent, with strong shoulders, chest, and legs.

The tail is set and carried high.

The size and appearance of an Anglo-Arabian are noticeably variable due to the various possible crosses.

The average Anglo-Arabian, on the other hand, is a little taller and of a less refined type than the average Arabian horse.

Similar to an Arabian, Anglo-Arabians should have elegant heads, yet, their profiles should not be too “dished.”

Colors

Any solid color is allowed, however, chestnut and bay are the most common for this breed.

Height (size)

15.2 – 16.3 hands high

Stallions

n/a

Mares

n/a

Weight

About 1,000 lbs (450 kg)

Blood Type

Hot

Common Uses

Used in sports such as hunter/jumper, cross country, dressage, show hack, endurance and competitive trail riding.

This breed was used for developing Selle Fran├žais horses.

Health

Generally healthy

Popular Traits

They possess sport horse characteristics such as calm and light movement.

Feeding/Diet

n/a

Country of Origin

Both France and Britain lay claim to being the country where the Anglo-Arabian Horse was first bred, and both nations have been actively striving toward the development of this multi-purpose equine for more than 150 years.

Ancestors

Arabian, Thoroughbred