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The Barb horse comes from Morocco and is one of the worlds oldest breeds. Sound and tough, they have great stamina and are capable of great speed over short distances. The Barb is such an ancient breed that its skull shape is similar to that of primative horses. Like the Arabian, the Barb has a great influence on breeding. The Spanish Horse, from which many different breeds were developed, was itself descended from the Barb.