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National Show Horse
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Origin or Range:
United States
averages between 15 and 17 hands tall.
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National Show Horse

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National Show Horse Description
  The National Show Horse was developed in 1981, but not bred and recognized until 1982. It is a breed that is combined of the Arabian and the American Saddlebred for their characteristics. They are a chrismatic, exciting, athletic animal that thrill the crowds whenever they are brought into the ring. They have the beauty, stamina and refinement of the Arabian paired with the high-stepping motion and size of the American Saddlebred. It exhibits balanced, powerful motion coming from the hindquarters, with flexion and extension in the front legs. In addition to their beauty and charisma, it also has a wonderful disposition. The Nationl Show Horse is a fairly large and attractive animal. It has a small head with a straight or concave profile, much like that of an Arabian. It has large eyes and a small nose. Its neck is high-set and long and it does not have a pronounced chest. The withers are pronounced and it has sloping shoulders. Its back is short and level and its forearms are long and short cannons in the front, with long, angled pasterns on both the front and rear legs. The tail is natural and high-set. The National Show Horse can appear in any color that Arabians and American Saddlebreds do. They are sometimes called "Peacock of the Showring."  
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