The Beauty of the Arabian Horse

The Beauty of the Arabian Horse


A slideshow of Arabian horse artwork; thanks to Salem of Jordan for the beautiful Arabian music. The correct name of the song is “Salma Ya Salama” by Dalida on the album Le Rêve Oriental.



  • every one should this the fact the arabian hours still like this is because the arab efforts to conserve arabian hours series a long time

  • My first and forever favorite breed. Loyal and willing. I have a black arab. There is just nothing like them.

  • @purplejumpergirl ??I am puzzled re “scaryness” of the breed? I respect your opinion, but personally I love the elegance, refinement & spirit of the Arabian Horse..

  • They are the FOUNDATION for most of the great breeds we cherish.
    Beautiful video !!! thank you for sharing it.

  • @Naseer958 Maybe yes, maybe no, but they have the right to their opinion..some people love their breed better & think their breed is best..but it all comes down to the fact that the Arabian horse is the foundation of every breed..:)

  • @sedonasong That is not true. Arabians are NOT the foundation of EVERY breed, though more breeds have been influenced by them than not.. The other foundation of modern breeds is the old Spanish horse, which has its foundations rooted in the Barb, a North African breed completely separate from the Arabian. (One of the greatest horse breeds is the Arab-Barb, a horse decended from the cross of these two distinct, magnificent breedsm, considered by many to be better than the Barb or Arabian).

  • @WhispertheWolf Thanks for your comment . here is an excerpt of an article that was written without prejudice as it is from a website for ALL breeds. It states: “The Arab is the most important breed of all time because it is the foundation of all modern horse breeds. All breeds can trace their roots back to the Arab.” There is some controversy over whether the Barb & Arabian horses share a common ancestor, or if the Arabian was a predecessor of the Barb.

  • @sedonasong Interesting. Might take a couple comments to fully answer back to that in the way I want to. (Stupid character limitations!) But out of curiosity, what is the website?

  • @sedonasong I have to agree that, when studying the history behind horse breeds of the modern day, the Arabian is the most important existing breed to study and the most important breed in horse history in the last 3 centuries; “of all time”, though, sounds a bit like a bias claim to my ears, or at the very least unthoughtful, for we can’t say for sure which genetics were most influentia hroughout history or if their even is predominance throughout horse domestication.

  • @sedonasong What of the Turkmenian, a breed that predates the Arabian and is believed to be the root of all European horses? Or the “heavenly horses” originating in central Asia that were the basis for all Asian breeds and also most European breeds by way of the Mongol horses? What of the Iberian horse/Barb horse (forgive me for bringing it up again) that gradually spread eastward over nearly the entire horse population, valued for key traits that differed them from Arabians?

  • @sedonasong Though extinct, we cannot afford to forget the great breeds that have passed into the dark void of history. Calling any breed, Arabian or otherwise, the most “important breed of all time” is scientifically and historically narrow-minded. It was not until very recently in history that Arabian was of any great influence on the world’s horse breeds.

  • @sedonasong As for the modern world, there is no doubt; the Arabian is the most influential. Though it is possible, you’d be hard-pressed to find a breed of horse that has not had Arabian influence in the last 300 years. As for “foundation” . . . that depends on your definition of foundation. In speaking of breed origin, less than forty horse breeds actually have Arabian “foundation”, while nearly all have Arabian “influence” due to modern trends. Still, forty is a hefty number. Quite impressive

  • @sedonasong As for the controversy over the origins of the Barb & Arabian: yes, I’ve heard that, too. Most genetists seem to have come to a recent conclusion that’s more of a theory than a law. It is likely that the Barb migrated from the Iberia Penisula in the last Ice Age. So the Sorria of Spain and the Barb are considered merely isolated gene pools of the same type of horse, with no specific common origin with the Arabian. That’s the most accepted explanation in everything I’ve read post-2010

  • @sedonasong One more thing: due to limited word space, my writing tone has been rather harsh. I’m not trying to be, and I do think Arabians are great horses (though I’m not certain about modern American Arabian trends). I’m just anal about horse history, so your comments on foundation spurred me a bit to jot down what I know. I thank you for humoring me, and I especially thank you for responding to me in the first place!