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    09-02-2008, 09:03 AM
  #1
Weanling
Arabian Horses

I might have the chance of getting a free Arabian Horse.(I have a paint now.) Can anyone tell me about them? Are they hard keepers? What all do I need to know about them.Please tell me what you know...thanks
     
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    09-02-2008, 11:13 AM
  #2
Weanling
I'd wait for an answer from WSArabians... but for now... I'll tell you what I know:

No... they don't tend to be overly hard keepers, though they're extremely intelligent, and from what I've seen, that can sometimes be a bad thing. They need as much care as a normal horse. They also tend to be very hyper, most of them at least. Depends on the age, the amount of training, bloodlines, etc.

LUCKY...
     
    09-02-2008, 01:20 PM
  #3
Trained
Aww, thanks VetGirl!

Generally speaking, Arabians are not hard keepers, but this does depend on the individual horse and it's metabolism system and behaviour. Mine are all super chunky right now from eating and not working.

My Arabians are all quiet, however they are handled everyday right from when they are born, thus they've got a very strong bond. Some Arabs can be hyper and might require more handling. Sometimes they take longer to get the hang of things, but once they've got it, they've got it forever. They don't usually step back in their training unless of human error.

They are extremely intelligant animals and I wouldn't suggest training them like you train another horse. They really focus and are willing to trust, and will form a bond with you like no other.
However if abused, they do tend to be unforgiven and can hold a grudge, making you work a bit harder to gain their trust back.

Polish/Crabbet/Russian/CMK lines tend to be more of the quieter, stockier built working Arabians. Eypgtians I've found a bit more high strung, and with more delicate bone structure. They are mostly the halter Arabians.

They are wonderful animals and I couldn't ever imagine raising another breed. They have a special power that just grabs onto you and won't let you go once you get to know them.

That being said, I would ask questions as to WHY the horse is free.
You don't want a free horse for a good deal, just to find out it's got health problems.
How old is the horse? Body condition good? Is s/he okay to handle? Any training done? How are their feet/teeth? Do you know the person given them away?

And if you decide to take the horse, know that it's okay to realise that s/he might not be the horse for you, and you're willing to find s/he a home where they are more suited.

Go out and meet him/her, and if you click or see something workable, go for it!
They are awesome horses and truly one of the best sort of friends you can have. :)

PS - I always love pictures! ;)
     
    09-02-2008, 01:33 PM
  #4
Foal
I've known a fair few arabians and generally their owners adore them. They are smart and beautiful horses, and most of the ones I see do well with feed.

It would be worth considering what you want it for though, it would probably very different from your paint.

I wouldn't get a horse because its free, but I would definitely not turn down a horse because its an arabian. I think working out the suitability of the horse is more important that the breed, but remember arabians are considered "hot blooded", but I don't think that's a bad thing.
     
    09-03-2008, 01:38 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Just wanted to add that generally speaking, arabians have short pasterns = bouncier ride (esp when compared to many quarterhorses)
     
    09-03-2008, 11:45 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kickshaw
just wanted to add that generally speaking, arabians have short pasterns = bouncier ride (esp when compared to many quarterhorses)
I would have to disagree on the bouncier ride... I believe Arabians, for the most part, have beautiful very fluid gaits... Its part of what makes them amazing!!

But WS Arabians pretty much nailed it other then that!
     
    09-04-2008, 12:15 AM
  #7
Banned
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Originally Posted by kickshaw
just wanted to add that generally speaking, arabians have short pasterns = bouncier ride (esp when compared to many quarterhorses)
Actually, I want to agree with this. Please note that I've only ridden two purebred Arabians. Both were bouncy, which made it hard, but not impossible, to sit the trot.
     
    09-04-2008, 11:49 AM
  #8
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Originally Posted by o0hawaiigirl0o
Quote:
Originally Posted by kickshaw
just wanted to add that generally speaking, arabians have short pasterns = bouncier ride (esp when compared to many quarterhorses)
Actually, I want to agree with this. Please note that I've only ridden two purebred Arabians. Both were bouncy, which made it hard, but not impossible, to sit the trot.
I leased an arab that was the bounciest horse in the world... I rode my trainers arab, who is properly trained and he is so flipping smoothe... he floats... he go's english, western, sidesaddle, does trails and all kinds of crazy stuff..... SMOOOOOOOOTH.....
     
    09-04-2008, 01:23 PM
  #9
Trained
I had one Arabian stallion... his trot was absolutely awful, but his lope was to die for.

My gelding is like riding a cloud, and my mare - who was trained dressage and now going western - is beautiful to ride, and will be more so when she learns more balance with a western saddle.

I've definitely rode more smooth Arabians than bouncy, but the bouncy ones are out there. Some pick up their feet more instead of extending out. But so far - knock on wood! - all of my guys are smooth as can be! :)

I think it's hard to generalize on this because it is up to the individual horse with it's movement and conformation regardless of breed.
I think you've got rough horses in all breeds, and smooth horses in all breeds.
     
    09-21-2008, 12:53 AM
  #10
Started
I've owned Arabians most of my life (since about 1972), and they are such quiet and wonderful horses....some do get a bad rap but Arabs will not tolerate rough training...and there are some bloodlines that are more hyper than others (such as the Nazeer-bred Egyptains, and the Padron Psyche horses, and some Bay Shah horses), but mine were all very quiet and so easy to work with, and their gaits are to die for...very fuild and very comfortable, they have great minds and are very sweet and people-oriented.
I prefer the Crabbet and CMK lines, and the Babson-bred Egyptians....they tend to be more quiet and athletic, as do the Polish Arabs.
     

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