|Zorro in Springfield,IL at the ABU Horse Show
(Prince Abdul x Illiamos Fyremaid)
Pictured to the left taken at the ABU All Arabian Horse Show Sept. 9th 2007. Western Pleasure Geldings
with Donna Woods riding.
Zorro is a true black Arabian linebred black old Egyptian/Crabbet bloodlines.
Illiamo Zorro ( Prince
Abdul X Illiamos Fyremaid)
Illiamo Zorro He is incredible under saddle on trail rides with Donna and showing in Western
The Arabian Breed Standard:
Comparatively small head, profile of head straight or preferably slightly concave below the eyes;small muzzle
large nostrils, extended when in action; large, round, expressive, dark eyes set well apart ; comparatively short distance
between eye and muzzle; deep jowls, wide between the branches; small ears(smaller in stallion than mares), thin and well shaped,
tips curved slightly inward; long arched neck, set on high and running well back into moderately high withers; long sloping
shoulder well laid back, loins broad and strong; croup comparatively horizontal; natural high tail caarriage. Viewed
from rear, tail should be carried straight; hips strong and round; well muscled thigh and gaskin; straight, sound, flat bone,
large joints, strong and well defined; sloping pasterns of good length; round feet of proportionate size. Height from
14.1-15.1 hands, with an occasional individual over or under. Fine coat in varying colors of bay, chestnut, grey and
black . Dark skin, except under white marking, Stallions especially should have an abundance of natural vitality, animation,
spirit, suppleness and balance.
A good Western Pleasure prospect must have a ground covering flat footed, true four-beat walk; a free, square,
slow and easy two-beat jog; a smooth, slow, easy and straight (both leads) true three-beat lope; a real hand gallop is not
just extended lope, must be a destinctly stretched canter, not extremely fast.
Good confirmation is the fondation of a western pleasure horse. Well shaped not an extremely long back or long
stride. A horse that can come under himself and collect in a nicely rounded frame. A good hind-quaters is essential
for lifting his back to support the rider and himself in a collected slow and easy manner, making the gaits smooth and