It isn’t just the persian Gulf that suffers from mistaken identity within west.
Iranian horse breeds such as Asil are refered to as Arab horses in the West.
the Asil has not only preserved the traditional strain system, ie., Koheilan Hamdani, Obayan, Saglavi, Hadban, etc. , but, has also preserved the original traits that made this breed world-famous.
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