Lots of good descriptives on Arabs
"won't put up with bullying" and that one gets them into trouble with trainers that don't understand them as those trainers think they're stupid and keep "beating them until the morale improves"
Which segways into "undying loyalty" that has to be EARNED.
"They are tricksters". I know when my 13.3H, 26+ Arab is getting ready to do something to me because his ears come waaaay forward, his eyes get all sparkly and he lowers his head/sticks his nose out
The little winter pic in my sig is my Arab when he was 23:)
I rescued him 19+ years ago starving and with an injured vertebra. He ended up being a fantastic lesson horse for children. Stopping and refusing to move whenever the 12 & up crowd thought they knew more than he did - lol lol
Or, he would wait until they got off their seat and he would quick step in the other direction, then look at them on the ground - ears forward eyes sparkling. Streeter never bucked anybody off but if he was annoyed with their know-it-all antics, he sure was good at disloging them from his back once they lost their seat
My vet just shakes his head at Streeter and says "these Arabs are tough, he will be going strong when he's 30"; which is only three years away, so I hope to stretch that to 35 or more
I can't wait for pictures. Many years ago I had a Lippett Morgan/Egyptian Arab cross that was a solid Blood Bay -not a white hair on him. I've never seen another true Blood Bay