I have always ridden/owned arabians in real life, and they are my favorite breed. There used to be arabian barns in my area, but with the economy, not so much. I now have my horse at a quarter horse barn with a quarter horse trainer. As you may guess, she is not too fond of dealing with my little arab! The trainer is great though, and I don't really mind. But throughout my horse experience, people have always bashed my arabs at shows. It seems that everyone thinks arabs can't do sports or western also! This is a total lie, which I know because at all the arab shows I go to western pleasure, reining, barrel racing, etc. have been very popular and they are great at it. It's hard. I can't stand it when people bash my horse. You don't have to like him, but just because he is an arabian doesn't give you the right to say your horse is better.
Anyone else face these issues?