The Arabian horse is a saddle horse breed native to the Middle East. With its distinctive head and upturned tail, Arabian is one of the most easily identifiable breeds. He is often cited as the "most beautiful horse in the world". He is renowned for being one of the best horses in endurance competitions, but he can be ridden for any type of equestrian competition. This breed is now widespread in the world, and is appreciated for its speed, maneuverability, and strength.