I know that pretty much every single Arab I've encountered does the whole Flip the Head thing in the pasture at liberty, and many will do it undersaddle when they get excited if they aren't taught 'restraint' in that area!
Jessabel: it's funny that you say that you feel like you have no engine under you when you've been on an arab...all the arabs I've ridden feel like 'greased lightening' compared to alot of stock horses I've ridden; they are always ready to go, and have MUCH more stamina and ground covering stride than alot of larger breeds even. They are a desert horse, so they were bred to cover alot of distance; their 'unique' strides that you have pointed out, helped them do that as well, as they needed to be able to 'paddle' through the desert sands; their gaits allowed them to be able to easily manage that task without tripping over their own feet, or the deep sand.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
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