My sister had (well still has, now he's just a glorified lawn ornament) a half arab saddlebred that did dressage, we ribboned in arab and all breed dressage shows. I guess it depends where you are, here in kentucky from what I've seen in my few years of living here people are very prejudice towards arabians
Hey... I'm always boasting about Arabs and how versatile they are... I show my QH at the local Arab shows for practice because the judging is similar...
I think the biggest thing is the latest trend, which is long legged and big, you know... 17hhs.... Arabs are... NOT 17 hands, not even the ones that are bred to standardbreds, which I think is a nice cross... they are fine boned and elegant... they are flashy and slowy and because of there high strung nature people don't look at them, it's funny because alot of those warmbloods are really hot headed! I like arabs....I just like QH's better.
I rode an Arab. His name was Saba. He had the shortest neck ever (almost went over his neck a couple times) But he was a really good horse, rather lazy at times. He wasn't hot headed or crazy. He was very down to earth.
There was also a few arabians at the same place. The only reason why they were a little crazy was because they didn't get much turnout (per the owner's request)
They were beautiful though. Joshua was a deep bay with the blackest mane and tail and the whitest blaze ever. I never rode him, but I could stare at him for hours!
There was also a one eyed Arabian but he was put down by the time I left, I believe. He was cool, but a little spooky, but I figured it was because of his eye.
Then there was a filly, I forgot her name. But she was gorgeous! Full of energy and life. And she grew up so fast. She was sent off to get trained so I don't know how she turned out.
Like others have said all breeds have the spirited ones and the clamer ones so I do not dilike any breed because of their additudes, it is possiable for every horse to show who is alpha(you).Although most arab's do have alot of spirit and character...It's just their nature.
Ither way I like Arabs, Arabs and I have alot in common, our energy level, our curiosity ect... I have worked with 3 arabians 2 very hot headed and the other very calm and willing. I've never owned an Arab because I don't like the way they are built. I'd rather own and ride a tall stocky built horse that doesnt look like it will shatter if you brush it. They are a beauty to watch in a herd running around though. I have trained 3 and rode a stallion that was a drem to ride....
I love my arabs. I will always have at least one. I love their loyalty and spirit. And the way they will bond with you for life. Nudge follows me everywhere lol.
That costume is nice, probably my favorite native ones I've seen. Once baby starts his show career, he will have a lovely show costume, light pink and blue hehe. He will primarily be a dressage horse tho. And I think a good one, he has the most amazing paces, his canter is so nice to ride, it just feels sooo smooth!!
I'm not really a big fan of arabs, but I can't say I've had a lot of exposure to them. I have ridden two and both seemed to be overly spirited. Confirmation wise, I'm not very fond of the dish they have, or the raised tail. I honestly doubt I would considered buying one. Like I said though, I havent had a bunch of exposure to them and I can't really base an educated opinion when I have only ridden two (one was purebred, the other was arab x tb).