Arabian horses were bred by Bedouins and lived with the families in the desert - sometimes they even slept in their tents! Today these remarkable horses can be recognized by their tails and head form. Almost all horse breeds go back to an Arabian bloodline, as Arabian horses were crossed in order to pass on certain characteristics such as speed, endurance and a disposition for healthy bones to other breeds. Arabians are characterized by a readiness of mind and a willingness to cooperate, as well as alertness and temperament. The 'Versatile Arabian' often wins at endurance competitions and is a popular breed worldwide.