Iowa State University Veterinarian

Article Title

The Arabian Horse


Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

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SF601 V65

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Coincident with the increasing interest in light horses during recent years, the Arabian horse has assumed an important role in the development of this industry in California. His versatility, endurance, docility, and romantic history have appealed to many breeders and owners and the demand has far exceeded the supply. At present California has nearly four times as many owners of registered Arabians than any other state. The vast majority of these owners have from one to two Arabs maintained either for breeding or pleasure purposes. In addition there is an ever increasing number of farms devoted to the breeding of purebred Arabian horses, headed by the famed Kellogg Institute at Pomona now maintained by the U. S. Remount Service. The scarcity of the product in relation to the demand has served to keep the sales price at a highly satisfactory level as far as the breeder is concerned and as a result one is frequently consulted for veterinary service on Arab horses which would be neglected on less valuable animals.