The Anglo Arab is a cross between the Arab and Thoroughbred, combining the best of both breeds that produces a horse, which is both athletic and fast with greater stamina.
The cross can be made between a Thoroughbred stallion and Arabian mare, or vice-versa.
It can also be a cross between a Thoroughbred and an AngloArab, an Arabian and an Anglo-Arab, or between two Anglo-Arabians.
No matter what the cross, the Anglo-Arabian must have at least 12.5% percent Arabian blood to be considered an Anglo-Arabian.
It has the beauty, intelligence and stamina of the Arab, and the size and speed of the Thoroughbred along with the straighter head profile.
This breed originated in Britain, but found its greatest popularity in France and has been bred extensively.
The breed possesses one of France's oldest studbooks, and the Selle Francais, the country's leading sport horse, still bears the stamp of significant Anglo-Arab influence.
It stands around 16-16.3hh (1.60-1.67m) and typical colours are grey, chestnut, bay, brown and black.
The best of the breed have more of an Arabian-type conformation, though they should not look entirely like either a Thoroughbred or an Arabian.
They have a long neck, prominent withers, a short and strong body (more sturdy than the Thoroughbred), and a deep chest and strong bone.
They have small fine heads, although not overly dished in profile.
This horse is versatile enough to be used in most areas, and has been used by the military, as well as a general riding and sport horse
The breed is also excellent at eventing and jumping, having both stamina and speed, along with dressage and racing.
In the United States, the Anglo-Arabian is considered a part bred Arabian horse and is registered in a separate section within the Arabian Horse Association.
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