bubba13 if you research Arabians you will find that they are the original race horses. Few are still raced as people have found more thrill with thourobreds and quarter horses.
Arabians are also nearly as fast as Quarter Horses....not by a long shot. Racing the two against each other would be ridiculous. Their advantage lies only in endurance.
These breed "mature" at a younger age than arabs and can be easier to train.
Not true. All breeds mature at the same rate, and if you're talking about "hotness," you should meet some QH's and TB's. They'll rival the nuttiest Ay-rab.
Also you will find that most breeds have arab in there background including all stock horses. Arabians are the smartest breed that I have ever seen and because of that they can also be the hardest to handle. You have to train an arab differently than a stock horse as they think of many different things than soley the task at hand.
No, you don't. They're horses. A horse is a horse is a horse. I learned to ride on dead-headed old Arabs, then showed some high-stepping half-Arabians before switching to stock horses. They all train out the same, and the intelligence factor depends on the individual horse.
They are also the most loyal breed I have ever had the pleasure of riding. My mare is a barrel racer, trail horse, shows every aspect of the western world and does a grand job if I do say so my self and is also starting english riding and jumping. She is the only horse I will trust to put a little child on when trail riding because she will always take that child back to the trailer even if we get separated. I know few horses that will remember the exact way that they came on the first time they are ever even on a trail.
So your mare is a nice mare. There are nice, broke, trustworthy horses in EVERY breed.
Quarter/ stock breeds are not the only breeds competitive they are just the one heard about.
They're also the best, by definition. They're bred for the Western sports and are best suited to them. At the top levels, other breeds just can't compete against them.