In appearance and constitution Shagyas are just like big, substantial Arabs. They are intelligent, king natured, spirited yet gentle, and enthusiastic. They also have great toughness, speed, and stamina. Traditionally bred for the cavalry, today Shagya Arabs are superb riding, light driving, and competition horses. In appearance, the Shagya is of typical Arab conformation, but with rather more substance. As with all Arabs, the mane, forelock, and tail are of long, straight, and silky hair. Altogether the Shagya Arab is a horse of superb quality.
Shagya Arab Horses stand about 14.2hh to 15.2hh.