Although called an Arabian, there is little doubt he was a Barb pure and simple.
Spanker himself was by D'Arcy's Yellow Turk from a daughter of the Morocco Barb and Old Bald Pegg by an Arab horse from a Barb mare.
The probes, which contain a sharp barb, create a circuit by connecting to clothing or penetrating the skin.
Then it lowers its tail over its head and gently lifts you with its stinging barb.
The shroud completely supports the tubing, reducing stress on the fragile hose barb.