Warmblooded ancient breed and close relative to the Arabian. Originally from the coastal belt of North West Africa, the Barb has influenced countless modern breeds, with its fine skin, great endurance, and fiery temperament. Today it is in very low numbers, and is considered rare.

"The original and most purebred Barbs could be found in central parts of the desert in Tripoli, Tunis and Algeria. The Roman nose type Barbs could still be found in Tripoli, while on the coastlines was found mostly the Arabian type. In the mountain parts of Algeria and Morocco is bred a smaller type of Barb named Spahis, whose most treasured qualities are his endurance over longer distances and his sure foot on a rocky terrains. - Horsecare

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El Rancho Wakan
Dedicated to perpetuating the Spanish Barb Horse. Located in Greenville, Texas.
Horse Care: Barb (Berber)
Article discussing the different strains of Barb throughout Northern Africa. Includes Photographs.
Quien Sabe Ranch
Ranch and Registry for the preservation of the Barb horse. International Society for the Preservation of the Barb Horse and Barb Horse Registry.
Spanish Barb Breeders Association
Preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Spanish Barb Horse. Breed profile and standard, registry, membership, breeder directory, photographs, and for sale.

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