This breed comes from the dream of local Moroccan tribesmen and was initially created as warhorse using Arabian and Barb (or Berber) bloodlines.
The cross drew on the best characteristics of both breeds an created a bold, fearless desert animal that was incredibly versatile.
Today this breed is perhaps the most common one in Northern Africa and their popularity has grown into Europe.
Interestingly enough, the Arabian-Berber is also known to display the told gait making their strides smooth and comfortable.
Average height 15 – 16 hands
Loyalty of the Berbers
Speed & endurance of the Arabian
Head can follow Barb convex profile or Arabian dished face
Neck is long & muscular
Wide chest with oblique shoulder
Withers are high and back is short & strong
Body is square and harmonious
Mane and tail are thick and long
Courageous and bold
Strong and steady