Originally Posted by BlueSpark
If a thoroughbred is too flighty at this point, many arabs would fit in the same category.
I agree with you, to a point.
I grew up riding at a TB barn and, to this day, I don't really enjoy Thoroughbreds [that is to say, I'm sure there are some out there I'd like...I just haven't met them]. At all. They were, for the most part, sweet horses but not the breed for me. I found them to be flighty and reactive in a way that didn't suit me.
But I'm 100% an "Arab person." I haven't met an Arabian that I don't like. I've met one that I had a hard time dealing with [orphaned foster horse last summer - she didn't 'get' being a horse...more of a mental-sort of issue than a breed one] but that was the first. Even flighty, reactive Arabians don't 'scare' me the way flighty TBs do!
Maybe it's a size thing...Arabs are smaller and therefore "less dangerous"??