Arabian horses have obvious similarities to other breeds of horses and you can follow many of the same procedures for feeding, outfitting, and breeding your Arabian as you would any other horse. However, there are some important differences and considerations you need to take account of in order to have the best experience for both you and your horse. When you are breeding Arabian horses as a business, it is even more important to get it right. Here are some tips for effective, healthy handling of your Arab horse.
The process of outfitting your Arabian horse is the same process as you would take with another type of horse, but there are slight differences in the size of saddle, bridle and halter you will need. You need to consider a smaller size of bridle that best fits the Arabian, and also breast collars that fit tighter around the head and the higher neck. You can buy tack that is specifically designed for Arabian horses but there are some items of standard horse tack that can work for the Arab horse. You need to choose carefully so that you get items that fit the round chests and broad yet short backs of the Arabian horse. Take a look at how other Arabian horse owners fit tack to their horses, or ask at a specialist supplier what you need to use.
Feeding Arabian Horses
While Arabian horses tend to use the food they get more efficiently than other horses, they can eat less. They require less food in order to maintain their weight but they shouldn’t be underfed as this can result in poor health. Like all horses, Arabian horses need good calories and the same range of nutrients that contribute to an energetic, good looking horse. You will be able to see if your horse is carrying the correct weight as his contours will not look angular, but slightly rounded. The ribs on the horse should not be visible. However, you should not overfeed your horse in order to avoid underfeeding. Rich feed or too much can cause a horse to become obese and suffer from a range of health problems – just as any horse would. So just as you would any other horse, feed him plenty of good quality feed and a lot of fresh water.
Breeding the Arabian Horse
The process of breeding Arabian horses deserves a whole long article in itself. You have plenty to learn before you can rely on consistent, good quality breeding that will help you run your Arabian horses as a business. According to www.arabhorsesforsale.com, improving the quality of your breeding stock takes many generations and this means a significant amount of commitment in terms of time and money. It helps to have a clear notion of the horses you want to produce, and then to find out which bloodlines have generated these kinds of horses, and which may therefore do so in the future. Breeding is a skill and the Arabian horses under your control will reward you with future generations of strong animals, which can be enjoyed by many other people.
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