Portrait of Julie and Arabian Horse
by Richard Ancheta, Oil on Canvas (40"x30")
A portrait of Arabian horse named Jaybec and his beautiful rider Julie was oil painted on canvas, a symbol of passion, love and eternal friendship.
" I felt blessed everyday for Jaybec, whatever he is in the back of the field all I have to do is call his name, even late at night and it is dark out he winnies a response and gallops towards my voice and centers straight to me bowing his head into my hands, I really love him a lot, he is an amazing best friend."
Jaybec is an Egyptian chestnut Arabian stallion, with his tamed dishy head, bold eyes, his white stipe, pointed ears and arched neck gives him a poise of a champion. The arabian horse is the oldest breed that originated in the Middle East. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. With archaeological evidence of horses that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses from the Middle East spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and good bone. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse.
The Arabian developed in a desert climate and was prized by the nomadic Bedouin people, often being brought inside the family tent for shelter and protection. This close relationship with humans has created a horse breed that is good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please. But the Arabian also developed the high spirit and alertness needed in a horse used for raiding and war. This combination of willingness and sensitivity requires modern Arabian horse owners to handle their horses with competence and respect.
"The Versatile Arabian" is a slogan of the breed. Arabians dominate the discipline of endurance riding, and compete today in many other fields of equestrian activity. They are one of the top ten most popular horse breeds in the world. Arabian horses are now found worldwide, including the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, continental Europe, South America (especially Brazil), and its land of origin, the Middle East.