I love horses in general but even though I ride QH's now, I will always have a place in my heart for Arabs. It saddens me how they tie a bag on the end of a lunge whip to "perk" them up when presenting them to clients or fellow breeders. When I see a mare with her baby snorting at the bag the handler has in his hand, I want to cry. It's sad to me. I've known horses that if they don't "fire" up in halter class despite beautiful conformation and type, they didn't place well. I realize Arabs can be hotter than other breeds but if these horses were raised on a ranch, exposed to a variety of things, you would see a different Arab. Some of the Arabs are "off the wall" because breeders and judges make them that way, it is encouraged. That isn't a true representation of the Arabian horse.