A Picture of an Arabian Horse

Arabian Horse Facts

  • Name: Arabian Horse, Arab Horse
  • Scientific Name: Equus ferus caballus
  • Colors: Bay, black, chestnut, gray and roan (AHA)
  • Height: Between 57 and 61 inches
  • Weight: Between 800 and 1,000 pounds
  • Lifespan: Between 20 to 30 years

15 Arabian Horse Facts for Kids

  1. Arabian horses are a horse breed that originated from the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
  2. Arabian horses are also called Arab horses.
  3. Arabian horses are an easy to recognize horse breed with their distinctive head shape and high tail carriage.
  4. The coat colors of an Arabian horse include bay, black, chestnut, gray and roan.
  5. The most common coat color of an Arabian horse is bay.
  6. Regardless of the coat color an Arabian horse’s skin is always black.
  7. The Arabian horse is the first horse domesticated by humans.
  8. The Arabian horse was domesticated between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago.
  9. The average height of an Arabian horse is between 57 and 61 inches.
  10. The average weight of an Arabian horse is between 800 and 1,000 pounds.
  11. The average lifespan of an Arabian horse is between 20 and 30 years.
  12. Thoroughbreds, quarter horses and many other popular horse breeds were developed using Arabian horses.
  13. The average cost to buy an Arabian horse is between $5,000 and $20,000.
  14. The most famous Arabian horse in the world is Marwan Al Shaqab and an offer to purchase him for $20 million was rejected by its owner.
  15. George Washington, the first president of the United States used a half-Arabian horse called Blueskin as one of his primary mounts during the American Revolutionary War.

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