I love Arabians (and Arabian crosses) for their cheerful, forgiving nature, outstanding endurance and athletic ability, excellent work ethic, amazing versatility, and unbeatable temperament. They are easily one of the most people-oriented breeds I have come across.
I have an Arab mare; she is possibly the most intelligent, gentle, loveable goof I have ever met (horse wise :P). She has the most outstanding temperament- being both incredibly down to earth and extremely patient with an unflagging spirit that shines through her soft-as-cloud eyes and people-pleasing disposition. She can be rather cheeky though; she's a TOTAL tease and loves to go prancing around in front of anyone and everyone who will watch (shes a total attention *****).
She's also incredibly versatile. She has quite the jump on her, has the movement for dressage (though we've never tried it...yet), the patience, and strive to please for totting around little kids, and the heart and stamina for long distance. She would be quite the little show mare if I had the time and money to trailer her to all of the off-island shows. She would also be great at Western Pleasure.
Yeah..... I'm kind of obsessed with Arabs, if you couldn't tell