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Does my TB look like an Arab?

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  • Does my TB look like an Arab?





    I've been told this more then once but I just don't see it, at all.

  • #2
    In a word: No.

    More words: not even a little, teeny-tiny bit. Nada. There is absolutely nothing about that horse that looks even remotely "arab-y." Whoever tells you otherwise is smoking something funny behind the barn.

    Looks exactly like a TB...a very handsome TB, but he/she is ALL TB...zero Arab.


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      • #4
        Not even remotely. He IS very attractive though!


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Dazednconfused View Post
          Not even remotely. He IS very attractive though!
          Thank you. She is a girl though.

          I was starting to wonder because quite a few people had said she looks like an Arab.


          • #6
            Some people (who know nothing but think they know everything) think that a refined face = Arab. These people really know nothing about a nice Typey TB.

            To me, nope. Never. Not even close. Not even remotely araby looking in the least. Nice looking mare though.


            • #7
              Originally posted by kitsunegari View Post
              Thank you. She is a girl though.

              I was starting to wonder because quite a few people had said she looks like an Arab.
              That's angering/insulting to you? ??? LOL.


              • #8
                The only aspect fo your horse that looks even remotely Arabian is her tea-cup-ish muzzle, but that is very common in TB's with very refined heads.

                Does she stick her tail in the air when she moves??

                That might make her look a little arabian.


                • #9
                  Those folks need to be shown some pictures of Arabs or better yet, meet some in person You are correct in not seeing it in your horse.
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                    • #11
                      No way, but he is beautiful!


                      • #12
                        Nope, she looks like a nice TB to me.
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                        • #13
                          But she is a beautiful TB...!!!!!!!


                          • #14

                            By the way, is that last photo recent? Do you folks up north have snow already?


                            • #15
                              Not AT ALL, but she is lovely!


                              • #16
                                GEORGOUS mare, but fo sho not an arab.


                                • #17
                                  No...she doesn't. I wouldn't worry about it. Novices tend to think "Arab" very easily.

                                  My 16.2h WB gets called an Arab all the time. Sadly, I can't deny that he has some Arab characteristics. (Dazednconfused...I do not take it as a compliment. With my chosen discipline, it's actually quite disappointing to hear, but all I can do is laugh and shrug it off.)

                                  Here he is as a WB

                                  Here he is impersonating an Arab

                                  WB (or maybe TB)


                                  He's got a fantastic face and flatish croup and sometimes carries his tail a bit high. That all adds up to Arab-looking. Sucker can jump, though.
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                                  • #18
                                    Your horse doesn't look like an Arabian, at all.

                                    I used to own a TB who did have an Arabian type head, with a dished face, but overall she didn't look like an Arabian either.


                                    • #19
                                      TB? Yes.

                                      Warmblood? Could pass for one.

                                      Arab? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.


                                      • #20
                                        Holy cow. No. She looks exactly like a very gorgeous TB.
                                        Last edited by theroanypony; Oct. 7, 2009, 02:18 PM.