With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years.
Known for intelligence, courage, loyalty and a spirited yet gentle disposition, the Arabian breed has an amazing affinity for humans. For centuries the Bedouin treated their horses as members of the family. The foals were raised with their children, the mares sought shelter in their tents.
The price is dramatically variable depending on many factors. According to the Arabian Horse Association, the current listed prices range from $500 to $155,000. More commonly, it spans from $5,000 to $85,000. Still, the average cost for most of the Arabian horses will be $5,000 – $20,000.
Arabian horses are a very hardy breed and can be expected to live a long natural lifespan of 25 to 30 years, similar to the general horse population. Some individual Arabians have been known to live well into their 40s.
Arabian horses do not just have dished faces with less protrusion of the area between the eyes, but also... ... Arabian horses do not just have dished faces with less protrusion of the area between the eyes, but also have larger eyes in relation to the size of their heads and the eyes tend to protrude a little more.