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        12-31-2012, 04:48 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Yeah I know that they typically won't run people over, but I can't help but think she didn't really want to hurt me. It was like when I get cranky and snap at family. I feel bad for it later and it was the heat of the moment kind of thing. And she has never done it since to me or anyone else. Silly Arabs...so unpredictable. I've always loved TBs. I'm starting to think that Arabs may not be so far different from them, having good feet aside, of course.
         
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        12-31-2012, 04:49 PM
      #22
    Showing
    They're both bred to bond with people, and Arabians were one of the TB foundation breeds so no, they're not so different.
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        12-31-2012, 05:57 PM
      #23
    Trained
    My first horse was a TB. My second horse was a TB. Then I got my first Arab, but always had, up to a year ago, a TB also. The difference I saw is the TB is more "business" like, the Arab more "personal". Both are very in tune with their person, the Arab is more outspoken, if you want to call it like that. More reactive, more playful. A TB, when worked every day, functions. The Arab functions also, but is always up for some entertainment.
    I've also found that an Arab "works" better when I act as if he/she hadn't done anything wrong and just keep going, instead of correcting. To the point where they get over a scare or spook easily when the person simply laughs about it.
         
        12-31-2012, 07:49 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    That is a great explanation. You are lucky to have had both. Hopefully someday I'll get my TB, but for now, my heart is taken by an Arab. I'm attaching a few pics that I took of her over the past year. Please feel free to comment on her as well as post pics of all your own Arabs! I'm still up for learning as much as I can about the breed. Is is true that don't "need" alot of water due to having me desert horses?

    This is Chasing Dreams AKA Dreamer. (She used to be called Najah, a stupid name imo. So I changed it!) I'm buying her in Feb, simply because I want to have enough money saved up for a few months of board so I don't strech my savings, lol. I've been working with her for about a year already and love her to death. She is SOOO sweet.
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        12-31-2012, 07:53 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    She is beautiful! I absolutely love that color of bay =] I can see why you're in love with her. I changed my horse's name when I got him, too, haha. His name when I got him was Image, so I made his show name "Just Imagine". Everyone started calling him Imagine, so that's what I call him now. Sometime's I'll still call him Image for short, though =]
         
        12-31-2012, 08:18 PM
      #26
    Banned
    I've had a lot of Arabs and half Arabs as I bred Araloosas for many years. I like them, but I have a sense of humor - Arabs are smart and have a sense of humor, so you need to be able to laugh it off when they mess with you, because they will...and when they do you can see them laughing at you. They are the only horse breed I know that laughs...
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        12-31-2012, 08:28 PM
      #27
    Trained
    There is a reason Arabians were bred for war and tent horses.
    I wouldn't trade them for the world!
    I didn't see if you posted a pedigree link. Just curious; she looks like a Fame VF horse. :)
         
        12-31-2012, 08:31 PM
      #28
    Trained
    My first Arabian, Lady Barbieri aka She Who MUST Be Adored, taught me about Arabians being practical jokers and laughing at you. I never knew horses could be such pranksters until I got her. AMAZING horses!
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        12-31-2012, 09:10 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Faceman    
    I've had a lot of Arabs and half Arabs as I bred Araloosas for many years. I like them, but I have a sense of humor - Arabs are smart and have a sense of humor, so you need to be able to laugh it off when they mess with you, because they will...and when they do you can see them laughing at you. They are the only horse breed I know that laughs...
    Soooo true. My farrier asked for hazardous duty pay....nothing was safe...not even his knitted cap. Doing repairs in the barn, you had to constantly push noses away from running powertools.
    When picking poop in the paddock I was never alone....when getting the last one who would fit in the wheelbarrow it was dumped while I had my back turned...horse running away, tail straight up, laughing......

    We need the pedigree, WS is right
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        12-31-2012, 09:20 PM
      #30
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Soooo true. My farrier asked for hazardous duty pay....nothing was safe...not even his knitted cap. Doing repairs in the barn, you had to constantly push noses away from running powertools.
    When picking poop in the paddock I was never alone....when getting the last one who would fit in the wheelbarrow it was dumped while I had my back turned...horse running away, tail straight up, laughing......

    We need the pedigree, WS is right
    LOL
    That just reminded me when my mare (who wasn't being trimmed - she had already been done and was just hanging aroung ) grabbed my farriers cigarettes off the ground and took off with smokes trailing behind her. Ahh, priceless.
    Or when Roxy pulled the gas line off the quad and had me there for HOURS (while she stood by and got scratches while I cursed modern motor vehicles - little brat - wasn't until I found out what was wrong that I realised what she was doing over by the quad).
    Or when Maiden grabbed the plastic bag and ran through the herd scaring the crap out of everyone.
    Or Bree unplugged the welder while my gate was getting fixed.
    Or Rev, who grabbed my mom's dog by the scruff of the neck and tried to carry him.
    Ah.... Memories... LOL
         

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