According to historians the Arabian horse is the oldest and purest breed of which there are records. It is a first-born race that does not derive from any other race. Although in its origins it was not as well regarded as in recent decades.
The Arab race in its beginnings was used as a pack horse mainly for its resistance. Later it was mixed with other mixed breeds but always predominating the pure blood of the Arabian horse.
The story goes that the first Arabian horses came to India at the hands of Marco Polo. The merchants paid large sums of money for these thoroughbred specimens. There were also many ships that came close to the ports, especially from the Persian Gulf, loaded with Arab specimens.
The Mongols were lovers of the good horse and its beauty. However, it was not until the XNUMXth century that the importation of the Arabian horse became aware and its real import from the Gulf, Iran and Iraq. More attention was paid to its speed, hence it is considered a genuine breed, for racing, precisely because of its agility.
It constitutes a primitive root, not derived from any other. He possesses the gift, which only true pure races share, of the absolute preponderance of his hereditary factors and the unmatched capacity for imprint your character on any other race with irresistible force. Arab is the main and noblest origin of our national racehorses, of the best North African breeds and of the light breeds of the whole world, wrote Lady Wentworth, a breeder of pure Arabian horses.
That is why the Arabic is called the father of all races. Because it is the only truly pure breed, without being crossed. Some of the races that were formed are faster, bigger, jump higher. But none has its beauty, character, or its unique stamp or distinction.
His role in history is recognized because their blood is part of most modern races of horses. It can be said that today the Arabian lines can be found in almost every breed of horse to ride.