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        06-03-2014, 04:00 AM
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    Foal
    Arabian for a beginner???

    So in my search for the perfect horse I stumbled upon a few Arabians at first I thought thet were all hot headed, highly strung, crazies. But after a few months when still no horses that I actually liked and wanted to buy and come up I started researching different breeds. I know that the breed doesn't matter but after looking up arabians and reading how loyal, friendly and people oriented they are I have fallen in love with them.
    But I think they are too much horse for a novice like myself to handle but I have read articles about people buying arabs as a first horse while they are still beginners and the horse being an absolute gem and really calm.

    If anyone has any advice I would be grateful!!
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        06-03-2014, 06:46 AM
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    Foal
    Very smart horses & can out wit a novice ever so subtly...

    I've experienced it first hand :)
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        06-03-2014, 07:21 AM
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    Foal
    I know several people who had Arabians as their first horse. They all enjoyed owning and riding their horses. Don't let the breed scare you. Find the right one for you.
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        06-03-2014, 07:26 AM
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    Started
    Nothing wrong with arabians other than you have to be at least as smart as the horse to get along with it. Most of them are very good at taking care of beginners, when treated well. And most of them WILL get even when treated poorly.
         
        06-03-2014, 07:51 AM
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    Green Broke
    There isn't any set in stone rules about first horses. You can go by general rules, like buying older horses or quieter breeds but you have to eval every horse individually. Not every Arabian or TB is going to be hot and not every 6 year old is going unmanageable. I'd say stick to the general guidelines, but evaluate horses on an individual basis.
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        06-03-2014, 08:16 AM
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    Green Broke
    If you are just looking for a 1st horse to trail ride on then breed isn't really going to matter.
    Just find a horse you like and that is suited for you that's safe, sane, and sound.
         
        06-03-2014, 08:43 AM
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    Foal
    Thanks for all the advice!
    Hmmmm that's interesting, I must say that owning an arabian does sound fun(but also challenging).
    I've been watching many horsemanship videos to try and understand natural horse behavior and how they act in the wild, hopefully it comes in handy!
         
        06-03-2014, 09:00 AM
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    Showing
    How a horse acts in the wild has nothing to do with under saddle. My Arabian was an absolute gem with children and beginners. He had one odd quirk - if he tho't the rider had no idea of how to use a snaffle bit he wouldn't move. He was fine in a flat nylon halter. Yet he was full of fire when racing around the pasture with his buddy.
         
        06-03-2014, 09:13 AM
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    Foal
    Thank you, Saddlebag! I'm trying to soak up as much advice as possible and your post was very helpful!
    I have one teeny question:

    Do arabians have any specific requirements, or are they pretty much the same as other horses? (feed care wise)
    Thanks!!
         
        06-03-2014, 09:17 AM
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    Started
    They're the same as other horses to feed. Each individual has its own needs, just like with any other breed.
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