An Anglo-Arabian is is a Thoroughbred crossed with an Arabian and either parent can be a member of either breed (or another cross). However the remaining offspring must have no more than 75% and no less than 25% Arabian blood.
The Anglo-Arab horses differ in looks and height, owing to the fact that there are many various crosses can be made to create an Anglo-Arab they usually stand from between 15 to 16.3, this is dependent on the individual’s parentage. Anglo-Arabs are typically bay, chestnut and grey, other colours are a lot less common. The finest examples of Anglo-Arab horses should have Arabian confirmation traits; however the Anglo-Arab should be neither more Arabian nor Thoroughbred in appearance. The Anglo-Arab must have 12.5% Arabian blood to qualify as a true Anglo-Arab.
The Anglo-Arabian originates from France. The French name for a Thoroughbred horse is “Pur Sang Anglais”, the French for an Arabian horse is “Pur sang Arabe”. The translation from the French “pur sang” means pure blood. The name is derived from the combination of the two breed names to give the name “Anglais-Arabe”, which became commonly known as the Anglo-Arabe, the translation from the French is the name “Anglo-Arab”. France is one of the major producers of the Anglo-Arab breed; the Studbook Francais has records of the Anglo-Arab that date back to the early 1800s.
Average height 15.2 – 16.3 hands
Size and confirmation varies because of the many different crosses
Often taller and less refined than the average Arabian
Strong and correct action
Intelligent and high energy
Built for speed and endurance, a great competition horse
Tough and always willing to go