The name of the Anglo-Arabian horse comes from the base horses. Arabian horse, which is originated on the Arabian Peninsula, crossed with a Thoroughbred that is originally produced by the English, will give a horse that possesses distinct traits of both, a horse with the strongest characteristics of both.
Its a breed that has the third oldest studbook in France and the third oldest breed in the world as an event horse. That is the Anglo-Arabian horse. Its a mix between Arabian intelligent, stamina, soundness, refinement and Thoroughbreds size, scope and speed. The Anglo-Arabian is an aristocratic athlete with athletic qualities that are required of a Sports Horse and with competitive clout.
To be able to register in a studbook, an Anglo-Arabian horse must have at least 25 or not more than 75 Arabian blood, no matter of the crossbred combination it has been made, either the cross is between a Thoroughbred and Arabian, Thoroughbred and Anglo-Arabian, Arabian and Anglo-Arabian and between two Anglo-Arabians. The cross between these two breeds is so well because they both come from the same genetic pool.
They are the only breed in the Arabian family that at least one parent doesn`t have to be a purebred Arabian. The origin comes from France in the time of Napoleon when he came back from Egypt with a liking for Arabian horses and brought several of them when he was returning. Actually, that is the period when officials were crossed Arabian stallion with two English Thoroughbred mares.
A crossbred between a Thoroughbred sire and Arab mare didn`t give good results. Each country is crossing only the best of the Arabian horse and Thoroughbred breed, have associations with different names and are very proud, especially Canada that has special shows only for this breed.
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