Barb Horse , Origin Morocco: One of the ancestoral breeds, the Barb has bloodlines as old (or older) than the Arabian. Like the Arabian, it is a desert horse, however that is where their similarities end. Origins It is believed that the Arabian & Barb bloodlines met at some point during the Muslim conquests in he 7th & 8th centuries. Many of the Barb’s confirmation charactoristics proved to be dominate & few of the Arabian refinements are seen in pure Barb bloodlines.
beautiful chestnut stallion Mais
fantasia maroc marrakech
Sevilla, Spain Mais
Tissa Festival horses - photo Suzanna Clarke
1066 Senlack hill Anglo Saxon Huscarl chops the Norman rider off the horse. Here the huscarl is a mercenary Olaf the Oak shoulders. This October our fighters are standing in the hill waiting the horses.. defending King Harold Godwinsson to the end. No animals were harmed in real life :-) "Art picture by Egil Väkevä.