Arabians Make A Come Back!
The most majestic of horse breeds, the Arabian is making a comeback in numbers. Arabians carried ancient kings and soldiers into battle in the time of the Ottomans. Their breed gave rise to the race horses we see today, thoroughbreds. An Arabian can be identified by its seahorse-shaped head and slender body. They hold their tails high and have the most spirit out of all the equine breeds.
Scientists are breeding Arabians through embryo transfer at Al Shaqab facilities in Doha, Qatar. There is a beautiful facility where 55 foals have been born via embryo transfer. Stallions are brought into a room and shown fertile mares to get them to produce sperm which we obtain and freeze in nitrogen until used. Some of the horses are not allowed to be ridden. Al Shaqab is not only a gym for horses by having treadmills, pools, showers. There are competitive teams who train there including jumping, dressage, and endurance. Beginner riders are welcome through the riding school offered. All the exercising stations are designed to help the horse’s muscles in a particular way before they return to their clean, cool, dry stalls. They are athletes. Al Shaqab was founded for research advancements and innovation. It is a non-profit organization.This establishment uses science to produce kind, beautiful, athletes for not only competition, but companionship.
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