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    01-05-2013, 07:39 AM
  #41
Foal
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Originally Posted by 66Domino    
I'd like to believe it! True horsemen (women) know this. There's always someone with a snotty attitude willing to try and knock your horse. Tell you a funny story: we were blessed a few years back to have the means to by a horse that had belonged to the British team and he was in his prime. This horse cost more than most people's farms and had medaled. My daughter had just purchased him and wanted to get a feel for him. She was riding FEI. No one knew his background and we considered it our personal business. She entered him in a schooling show at 4th level. Little r judge said he was off balance and lazy. LOL. Not hardly, dear lady.
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Hope that didn't sound pompous, it wasn't meant that way. I guess what I'm trying to say is regardless of the breed, you need to be confident in who you are and what you have. Never let anyone tell you because your horse isn't carrying a fancy European brand he is worthless. Stay true to yourself and your horse. A judge's score is simply one person's opinion on a particular day. If you care about what others think of you or your horse, the horse world is not the place to be.
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    01-07-2013, 06:06 PM
  #42
Yearling
How could anyone not love this?




Well admittedly, I don't love the last one. I think Arabians are lovely western horses but I hate the exaggerated slow thing. I wish they would pick up the pace ever so slightly.
     
    01-07-2013, 06:25 PM
  #43
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Originally Posted by TheBayArab    
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?
All the time. I've learned to just smile, nod and keep moving. I save my comments for when their "OH SO STEADY" whatever breed dumps them on their a$$ or rears or bucks or does any of 1000 things, and then I say, from my rock steady Arab, "OH, MUST BE ONE OF THOSE CRAZY F*N AY-RABS! Oh wait, that's what I'm riding, what the HeLL is that?".

The best instant Karma I ever saw was on a huge trail ride and I unloaded my lovely, little Arab mare and some big mouth about 3 sheets to the wind already says, "OH F*>>>>, that Ay-Rab is going to ruin the ride.". I didn't say a word, just rode along with everyone else and when HIS horse reared, went over backwards with him, kicked him in the head and stomped all over him, I held the other people's horses while they got him ready to airlift. Yep, that Ay-Rab sure ruined his ride.......... I did casually mention to his wife, as I was holding 5 other horses, that this was Odie's first trail ride.....EVER. Left it at that.
     
    01-07-2013, 10:47 PM
  #44
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
i find this kinda funny, in my world I see the exact opposite. Show up at an endurance event with a TWH. I have quite a few reactions. Other riders don't bother me, but when the problem is a ride vet it can be a problem.
Ditto - joe - same here. Luckily in my region, one of our ride vets rides MFT's on a regular basis so he'd be on the sidelines just for us during checks....but the other vets caught on pretty good after a couple of seasons and now everyone is on the same page - thank goodness.
     
    01-11-2013, 02:43 AM
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I owned Arabians for over 30 years. I've heard it all, and it's all such nonsense. In my opinion it all boils down to total ignorance. Like Dreamcatcher Arabians mentioned, sometimes Karma bites those Haters in the behind, LOL. I was on a trail ride one day, many years ago, with some folks on horses of other breeds who always had to let me know what they thought about Arabians.... we came upon an over-turned row boat stashed out in the trees along the trail, their horses all freaked out and bolted, and my Arabian never batted an eye and kept on walking along quietly at the front of the line of horses. Yup, I sure was glad to be riding my "crazy Ay-rab" that day, ha.
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    01-11-2013, 04:58 AM
  #46
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Remali    
I owned Arabians for over 30 years. I've heard it all, and it's all such nonsense. In my opinion it all boils down to total ignorance. Like Dreamcatcher Arabians mentioned, sometimes Karma bites those Haters in the behind, LOL. I was on a trail ride one day, many years ago, with some folks on horses of other breeds who always had to let me know what they thought about Arabians.... we came upon an over-turned row boat stashed out in the trees along the trail, their horses all freaked out and bolted, and my Arabian never batted an eye and kept on walking along quietly at the front of the line of horses. Yup, I sure was glad to be riding my "crazy Ay-rab" that day, ha.
I have had very similar experience with my Saddlebreds trail riding. In my scenerio it was a Buck that had jumped up right in front of us. My horse was less then 6 feet away from it and she just stood there and snorted at it while the others were running full out in the other direction or bucking and rearing to get away. Yup, there are those PRIDE moments when the individual horse proves once and for all, it isn't about the breed. Ha ha
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    01-11-2013, 11:42 AM
  #47
Yearling
I have an arabianx rocky mountain and my own parents hate his breed! Plus my stepdad hates my horse itself. They were trying to convince me to sell him multiple times.
1) when I was showing 4H and all the horses were stock. They said I needed to have a stock horse too.
2) when I started showing eventing. They said I needed to sell him and get a Thoroughbred.
Both attempts have failed. In 4H, I would beat all the stcok horses in my English class. Even the ones who were worth thousands of dollars. And in Eventing, I would have placed among the highest at my first show, except we had a slow xc round (my trainers fault)
The Arabian side definitely goves him qualities no other horse would have!
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    01-11-2013, 11:43 AM
  #48
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Remali    
I owned Arabians for over 30 years. I've heard it all, and it's all such nonsense. In my opinion it all boils down to total ignorance. Like Dreamcatcher Arabians mentioned, sometimes Karma bites those Haters in the behind, LOL. I was on a trail ride one day, many years ago, with some folks on horses of other breeds who always had to let me know what they thought about Arabians.... we came upon an over-turned row boat stashed out in the trees along the trail, their horses all freaked out and bolted, and my Arabian never batted an eye and kept on walking along quietly at the front of the line of horses. Yup, I sure was glad to be riding my "crazy Ay-rab" that day, ha.
Same thing happened to me!
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    01-11-2013, 05:43 PM
  #49
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Honestly, a good horse is a good horse. Period.
I adore my Egyptian Arab.
I've owned two crazy Arabs and ridden another one. First gelding was halter bred, stunning. A big unpredictable diva. The second was pleasure/halter bred. Would spook herself off a cliff, with me on her. The one I rode for a friend was also halter bred, gorgeous mare. Embodied the perfect Arab physically, and every negetive quality haters harp on. Spooky, dumb, crazy, opinionated. She nearly killed her own foal spooking on top of him.

Yet you can find the crazies in any breed. I happen to love Arabs, but there are bad ones and good ones, just like all other breeds.
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    01-12-2013, 02:04 PM
  #50
Yearling
Ha, yes, I know what you mean! I've had this experience as well and it's always sweet retribution when you can prove people wrong. I lived in an area where QH's were popular and took a lot of flack for riding my Arab. Despite this though, we regularly won Trail classes & Western pleasure classes at shows, did better than everyone else in a mock cutting exercise we did in the 4-H club, and on trail rides, when the other horses balked, were always the ones to lead the way through dense scrub or deep water. In fact, my mare earned the nickname "bulldozer" because she regularly "plowed" the trail for those following. Everyone was always surprised that my Arab was always so fearless in what would be considered (at least in that locale) QH disciplines.

I think Arabs get a bad rap because SOME can be a little on the "hot" side. However, so can every horse. The first horse I rode in 4-H when I was 9 years old was an absolutely nutso QH gelding. After him, we bought my Arab. But I've ridden Arabs where it's a struggle to get anything more than a slow jog out of them. Like anything, the "crazy Arab" is a generalization based on a few crazies, just like the stereotype that all QH's are slow, mellow creatures. Anyone who has watched any type of Gymkhana will know this is not the case!
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