I think almost anyone who has ever owned an Arabian has had a similar type of experience with people who stereotype the breed.
I see it on a regular basis wherever I board because mine is goofy, intelligent, and will absolutely try to get away with murder. I see it time and time again. All because people have a stereotype that he's crazy, unpredictable, and not safe for just anyone to handle. Then, they get to know him and realize he's "all talk". It takes a while for some, though.
He and I have had a few conversations about how he should behave when inexperienced people let him get away with bad manners. Typically, though, he knows better with me, so I tend to hear things like, "How do you get him to behave so well?" Or, "Is there a trick to getting him to behave?" Umm... make him behave?
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