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Barbs

 

History The Barb comes from the country of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The Coastal Regions of these North African Countries that were none as the Barbary Coast. Barbary means foreign for non Christian lands. According to one school, the Barb may be traced back to an isolated group of wild horses that survived the Ice Age. If that was true then that would make the Barb older then the Arab. Another Theory is that the Barb to the Akhal-Teke, the horse of the Turkmens. It very unlikely that the Barbs True back ground will ever be revealed. The most well-known Barbs were those ridden by the Spahis, men of Algerian and Tunisian calvary regiments of the french army.
Conformation The barb has a narrow head with a conplex profile, arched neck, flat shoulders, with well-defined withers. It has a short strong body, sloping hindquarters and a fairly low set tail, slender but strong limbs and narrow but hard feet.
Height

14.2hh- 15.2hh

(hh= Hands High, one hand is 4 inches)

Color Normally found as Gray, Bay, Brown, or Black

   

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