Movement • In all of its paces the Arabian Derivative horse should show free, smooth and forward going movement, with strong driving hock action. -6- ANGLO ARABIAN.
Definition of Breeding An Anglo-Arabian horse is one derived exclusively from horses of Arabian and Thoroughbred breeding, irrespective of the proportions thereof, PROVIDED THAT: i) Arabian horses so used must be registered in the Australian Arabian Stud Book or in the stud book of a recognized Arabian breed Society.
Ii) Thoroughbred horses so used must be registered in the Australian Stud Book or in some other stud book recognized by the AHSA as being acceptable for Thoroughbred horses, or must trace directly through both parents to horses that are so registered.
Iii) Horses representing a blend of Arabian and Thoroughbred blood in any proportion, when inter-bred or when back crossed to either parental breed to produce Anglo Arabian horses shall themselves be registered in some other recognized Society stud book and/or register for Anglo Arabian horses.
Appearance The Anglo-Arabian is an elegant, balanced and refined horse.
When viewed in profile, the overall appearance is of a square, with the length of rein in direct proportion to the length of body which, in turn, is in direct proportion to vertical height.
While an Anglo should display strong bone and substance, there should be no coarseness.
Head and Neck • • • • • • • The head is refined and chiseled in appearance, with highly veined skin and fine hair.
The profile may be straight or slightly concave.
The eyes are large and expressive and set relatively low in the head.
The ears are thin- edged, neatly set, with their length in proportion to the length of the head B neither small and pony-like or large and overly long.
The muzzle is fine, with a long mouth, and the jowl is deep and distinct.
The head is well set on to a long, elegant neck, with a clearly defined poll and matching arch of throat.
The neck is lightly arched and wither well defined. Body and Legs • • • • • The short to medium back is strongly coupled to long hindquarters, usually with a rounded croup.
The tail is set relatively low and, when the horse is moving, is carried with a slight elevation.
The Arabian influence may bring a flatter, more level croup and higher tail carriage but this should not be extreme.
The hocks are well let down, the gaskins well muscled and stifles low and set clear of the body.
The overall body appearance is of a series of curves with no sharp angles. -7- Height and Colour • • • Any height is acceptable and horses under 15 hands should not be discriminated against in judging.
Anglo Arabians are horses of solid colour B bay, black, brown, chestnut and grey.
The Arabian influence may impart Aloud@ white markings B long stockings and broad blazes B which should not be discriminated against in judging. Movement • • • The Anglo Arabian in motion exhibits smooth, flowing paces.
The walk is ground covering and rhythmical The trot is stylish and elevated, but without high knee action.
The hock action is vigorous and the hocks are carried well under the body.
The trot shows a strong forward thrust and the heels of the forefeet touch the ground prior to the toes The canter is light and smooth, with the forehand naturally elevated.
Clear impulsion should be shown at all paces. • • Presentation Anglo Arabians are usually presented for judging in hand as show hacks.
Manes and forelocks are plaited.
Tails are banged and either plaited or pulled.
English in-hand show bridles or halters are usually used, although Arabian show halters are acceptable. -8- ARABIAN PONY.
Definition of Breeding An Arabian Pony is one derived exclusively from horses of Arabian and Pony blood irrespective of the proportions thereof, PROVIDED THAT: i) Arabian horses so used must be registered in the Australian Arabian Stud Book or in a studbook of a recognized Arabian breed society.
Ii) Ponies so used must be registered in the Australian Pony Stud Book or in some other stud book recognized by the Society as being for pure bred ponies.
Ponies approved by the Australian Pony Stud Book or Welsh Pony and Cob Society of Australia for the purpose of breeding purebred ponies shall be accepted as purebred ponies by the Society.
Iii) Horses representing a blend of Arabian and Pony blood in any proportion, when inter-bred or when back crossed to either parental breed to produce Arabian Ponies shall themselves be registered in the Arabian Pony section of the AHSA Register or be registered in some other recognized society=s stud book and/or register for Arabian Pony horses.
The Australian Pony Stud Book is the oldest Breed Society in Australia.
The Stud Book is sectioned into Australian Ponies, Shetland Ponies, Welsh Mountain and Welsh Ponies; other Ponies such as Connemara, Icelandic, Norwegian, and New Forest are also registered.
The majority of Arabian Ponies registered by the AHSA are the progeny of Pure Arabians and either Australian or Welsh Ponies.
However, any APSB registered pony breed can be used in an Arabian Pony breeding programme.
Appearance Head and Neck • • • • • The head is short and deep and its size is in proportion to the ponys body size.
The head is wedge shaped B broad between the eyes and dished or straight in profile.
The eyes are large and expressive.
The ears are small.
The head is well set on to a moderately long neck, which is naturally crested and with clearly defined throatlatch. Body and Legs • • • • • The body should be strong and sturdy, exhibiting excellent rib-spring.
The back should be short, but not too broad, with strong, well-muscled loins.
The croup should be slightly rounded.
The tail, which is usually thick in texture, should be set level with the back or slightly lower.
The size of the hooves should be in proportion to the pony=s body and should match the slope of the pastern.
They should not be small, boxy or upright. -9- •
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