Not only does Elaine Landau introduce this popular breed, she presents information about horses in general. Owning a horse is a big responsibility and there are several things to consider before buying one as a pet – a place to keep it, equipments and tack, and the time it takes to care for one. As one of the oldest breeds, artwork shows Arabians in ancient temples and tombs. Originating in the Middle East, Arabians can be found today around the world working, racing, being ridden in competitions and shows, and being adored by their owners. Readers will learn about the history of Arabians, how to measure height, coat colors, shelters, necessary equipment and gear, riding styles, gaits, and activities for enjoying horses. A double page photograph shows labels for all parts of a horse. Text boxes are pleasingly placed with large, colorful photos. A good variety of information is packed into this 24 page book. A glossary, index, and an assortment of books to read and websites for activities are in the back.