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Anglo-Arab Sepia Brown Coat (left view)
Sepia Brown Coat (left view)
Anglo-Arab Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Anglo-Arab Sandy Wild Bay Coat (front view)
Sandy Wild Bay Coat (front view)
Anglo-Arab Red Chestnut Coat (right view)
Red Chestnut Coat (right view)

An Anglo-Arab is any horse that carries between 25% to 75% Arabian blood, with the rest being Thoroughbred blood.

French origins:
Since the creation of the Thoroughbred, crossings between Arabians and Thoroughbreds took place in various countries. However, the Anglo-Arab as the breed we know today is attributed to the French, who, in the 19th century, set up an entire breeding program which revolved around crossing Arabians with Thoroughbreds.

Even though French breeders began breeding Anglo-Arabs as early as the 18th century, it wasn't until the 1830s when the new breed was taken to the next level, thanks to the efforts of the French National Stud Service at Haras national du Pin, who started breeding Anglo-Arabs in an organized manner, and started the official studbook for the new breed.

Breeding the best:
The creation of the Anglo-Arab in France was a gradual process. First, Arabian stallions were crossed with Thoroughbred mares, but not the other way around. Then, after the Anglo-Arab herd was large enough, Anglo-Arabs were bred with each other.

Performance assessments in the form of official races started to take place during the 1860s, and this allowed breeders to select and breed only the horses with the best performance. The result of this endeavor was an energetic breed that is larger, faster, and stronger than the Arabian, has sufficient endurance, and is more level-headed than its hotblooded ancestors.

An international success:
By the end of the 19th century, the Anglo-Arab already enjoyed the reputation of being an outstanding riding and cavalry horse. During the first half of the 20th century, Anglo-Arabs also became famous for their athleticism and talent in show-jumping and cross-country. This is why, as the 20th century progressed and cavalries were largely disbanded, the Anglo-Arab remained immensely popular throughout Europe and the USA.

The success of the Anglo-Arab in Olympic disciplines made it one of the only two hotblooded breeds that are universally accepted as a possible cross in most sport warmblood studbooks (the other breed being the Thoroughbred).

Today, the Anglo-Arabian is a popular breed in Europe and the USA, where it is valued for its endurance, speed, and agility. It is primarily used for Olympic disciplines.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Anglo-Arabs in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 16.6-18.0, 17.2 (0.3), 0.07.
Sprint: 48-64, 57 (4), 0.84.

Accel: 0.85-1.06, 0.96 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.83-1.00, 0.93 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 5.19-5.44, 5.33 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.79-2.57, 2.24 (0.18), 0.04.

Turning: 42.50-57.60, 50.66 (3.41), 0.67.
Reverse: 2.2-2.9, 2.6 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 41.36-47.63, 44.99 (1.37), 0.27.
Reaction: 0.75-0.86, 0.80 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, brown, chestnut, grey, and, more rarely, black, seal-brown, cream-dilutes, dominant black, and dominant white.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, rabicano, roan, sooty, all rare patterns.

Pinto note: the coat of Anglo-Arabs is solid, but because there are no official color restrictions for this breed, then in Horse Isle Anglo-Arabs come in frame-overo, manchado, splashed-white, and white-spotted.

Height: 15hh to 16.3hh.
Anglo-Arab Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Anglo-Arab Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Anglo-Arab Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Anglo-Arab Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Anglo-Arab Sandy Wild Bay Coat
Sandy Wild Bay Coat
Anglo-Arab Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Anglo-Arab Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Anglo-Arab Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
Anglo-Arab Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Anglo-Arab Perlino Coat
Perlino Coat
Anglo-Arab Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
Anglo-Arab Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Anglo-Arab White Coat
White Coat
Anglo-Arab Ebony Black Sabino Coat
Ebony Black Sabino Coat


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