Aged Arabian geldings.
Evaluate and place these 7- and 8-year-old Arabian geldings. Then see how your choices compare to our expert judge’s.
THE FIRST criteria when judging any breed is balance. It’s critical when form to function is a major criterion for meeting a conformation standard. All horses, no matter their intended use, should possess equal and even parts: neck and shoulder, back, and croup and tail.
Arabians have particular breed standards that set them apart from other breeds. In a class of Arabian horses, Arabian type must be considered. The most distinctive Arabian characteristics that set them apart and distinguish them from other breeds are very large eyes, the dished face, tiny ears that tip toward each other, a relatively flat croup, and a high tail set. Other desired traits include a nice high wither, a long and fine neck, long and sloping shoulders and pasterns, short cannon bones, and long forearms with nice flat bone. I base my final decision to break any ties by examining the Arabian characteristics.