Sunday, February 21, 2010

Driving Arabian Horses
















12 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

they look gorgeous!I like the Grulla

Sydney said...

Thats my kind of class though I do not drive fine harness as they are being driven here.

Callie said...

Wow! Very cool!

duffylou said...

I am getting my Arab education through your blog. I didn't realize there were so many recognized colors in the breed. So elegant!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

duffylou - I meant to mention that many of these horses are half-arabians and get their color from other breeds. The most common colors for Arabs are gray, chestnut, bay, and black. The pintos and palominos and other fancy colors usually come from the Quarter Horse, Paint or other breeds.

Shirley said...

Wow. Such beauty. But such grim faces! Smile everyone!

duffylou said...

Thank you for the information. That makes more sense now. I appreciate your help. I love your blog, but know nothing about Arabs. It's nice to follow along and learn something new about your chosen breed.

Ms Martyr said...

The lady wearing pink - what color is her horse? Just beautiful (all of them)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Ms Martyr - I think that's the one that fernvalley01 is referring to as a Grulla. I found a website that explains the color in more detail: http://www.bohlmanquarterhorses.com/grulloexamples.html

Janice said...

I'm with Shirley on this one. I loved the gruella colored horse. Not one of those people look very happy to be there.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Stunning! That grey horse second photo from bottom blows me socks off.
I wonder why they don't tie up the tails, though. Some are so long they are in the driver's faces or getting tangled up in the cart and harness.
I think their tails would actually look prettier braided and looped up.


~Lisa

lytha said...

i think that grulla horse is actually a body clipped bay.

often when they body clip, it turns out a muddy color underneath.

~lytha