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        08-31-2011, 12:21 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    I like all of them! I've never owned a specific line though, mostly mixtures of polish and crabbet. I did go take a look at a beauty bred by North Arabians (I know they are halter horses, but I don't know what lines) He was being sold by a third party, so I am not tryin to bash NA, since I have no idea how he was trained. He was gorgeous, but kinda psycho... Hold the kinda. This is coming from someone who likes hot horses. He was my only bad Arabian experience though.
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        08-31-2011, 03:30 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Bred my bay SE mare to him and foaled a beautiful bay filly back in 2001. I had to euthanize her a few years back due to OCD in her stifle. I still like his type and structure to this day. Abraxas Arabians in California bred him. When I bred my mare to him, Chapel Hill Farms owned him. The owner of Abraxas Arabians has an educated mind when it comes to breeding these horses.

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        08-31-2011, 03:35 PM
      #33
    Yearling
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        09-01-2011, 12:13 PM
      #34
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Not a fan of the SEs, especially the Al Khamsa horses. They've been inbred -excuse me- linebred so much they're fugly, stupid, and over reactive. They look like bad cartoon caricatures of the original breed.
    WARNING: RANT
    O M G--I am a crusader against ANY animal INBREEDING!!
    Just in my lifetime I have seen the direct result of inbreeding dogs when my friend (in the 1980's) had a 1 yo Lab with hip displaysia. Then, I discovered that the BKC has been rewarding inbreeding in dogs for >150 years. TB's have the WORST feet, plus leg, back and heart problems because of inbreeding. When I was a kid NOBODY had an Arab with bad feet. Now it's not hard to find them, because of inbreeding. CC danced around cutting QH's and their inbred health problems in the last 2 programs re: Austrailian cutting horses. I guess he was making the point that they outcross and get a healthier horse.
    Inbreeding, in a day and age when communication has Never been faster, and animal transport is the easiest it has even been is uncalled for and SLOPPY and LAZY. It's unconscionable when it is deliberate. Why or why would anybody in their right mind would deliberately cause the pain and suffering of a horse whose future is ALways going to be undetermined, since we cannot predict who gets to live a long and useful life, and who will die young, by breeding them to break down when they are young?
    I am old enough to have seen lots of horses sold to a "good home", because their health was compromised, but those people sold them again, and they got passed on until the meat market bought them.
    Sorry about the rant, but perhaps someone will think twice and prevent a horse's suffering.
         
        09-01-2011, 01:55 PM
      #35
    Trained
    I realized that I wasn't clear. I was referring to inbreeding as father/daughter crosses, mother/son crosses--closely related animals bred to each OTHER, not within the breed itself.
    And YES, it's still done. Despicable.
         
        09-01-2011, 08:38 PM
      #36
    Green Broke
    Hmm, I have a very special, big, smart pure polish boy, but I'm not sure about his look. A LOT of people think he is a quarab. :/

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        09-08-2011, 01:32 PM
      #37
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Poco1220    
    I think a lot of breeders need to take into consideration that although these straight lines are great on paper they are seriously limiting themselves to extreme "line breeding" of the same horses repeatedly and creating horses with limited abilities.
    I don't disagree with you there. I prefer horses that are outcrossed for hybrid (though strictly speaking in horses they aren't hybrids) vigor. When linebreeding to set certain traits I think a lot of folks forget that while you may need to set certain good traits, you run just as much risk of setting the bad ones you want to avoid. When looking at horses to breed, I try to see that if any linebreeding occurs it's not too close up in the pedigree.

    Inbreeding (father to daughter, mother to son, full brother to sister) I try to stay away from all together.
         
        09-09-2011, 06:21 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    I have always loved the Polish Arabs, but with my aquisition of a Gainey bred mare (through the sire, but a double Ferzon G-daughter) I am sold. She is so willing and friendly, but you can just see her thinking about things. I love watching the coggs in her little head turn as she figures things out. Fascinating! She is on the more narrow side, which is a change from my wiiiiiiiiide CMK mare, but I've gotten used to it. She just has such a great attitude. She's very typey. Can't mistake her for anything but an arab. <3
         
        09-09-2011, 08:31 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    I have a soft spot for Polish Arabs because both Arabs that I have owned have been Polish. Personally I find them to be beautiful, athletic, smart (too smart, but that's with ALL Arabs!) and overall amazing. I am also rather fond of Egyptian Arabs, but, then again, I've been lucky enough to see some wonderfully bred Arabs. This is the one time I'm actually grateful to live in Arizona- there are LOTS of GREAT Arabs!

    Like other people have said, if the horse is an Arab, I'm pretty much already in love with him/ her.
         
        09-09-2011, 10:52 PM
      #40
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy    
    I have a soft spot for Polish Arabs because both Arabs that I have owned have been Polish. Personally I find them to be beautiful, athletic, smart (too smart, but that's with ALL Arabs!) and overall amazing. I am also rather fond of Egyptian Arabs, but, then again, I've been lucky enough to see some wonderfully bred Arabs. This is the one time I'm actually grateful to live in Arizona- there are LOTS of GREAT Arabs!

    Like other people have said, if the horse is an Arab, I'm pretty much already in love with him/ her.
    Gotta agree with you on all the above. I used to live in Tucson and we showed in Snottsdale frequently.

    One of the best things about all Arabians is, they can make you love looking like an idiot because they out think you so nicely!
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