Arabians - They're something else aren't they?! - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Arabians - They're something else aren't they?!

This is a discussion on Arabians - They're something else aren't they?! within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-23-2010, 04:07 PM
You have to keep an Arabian interested. If they're unhappy, bored, or just don't like what they're doing, they let you know in no uncertain terms!

It's no accident that the horses who generally win in endurance are Arabians or Arabian crosses. They love the sensory stimulation.
Sponsored Links
    08-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Speaking of Arabians, this is off-topic, but has anyone heard of an Arabian mare whose registered name is Moonlight (or Moonlyte/Moonlite) Jazz? If you know, could you PM me? My husband rescued a retired therapy horse a few years ago and our beautiful girl's (who has a clubbed foot, so I'm surprised she was bred) history shows she dropped a gray filly who was registered under that name. I'm just curious to see what our old pasture companion (who is so noble and spry at 27 years) will be leaving behind. I just asked for our mare's info when I called the AHA... then thought about it and thought it would be neat if someone had a picture of her baby! These are pics of our mare from this morning: to people who think that Arabs are all flighty and stupid (NOT in this thread, of course ), this mare served people as a therapy horse for many years in her mid-teens until she was about 20-21.Therapy horses are far from flighty and stupid. Tolerant and patient is more like it. Here is a pic of our girl from this morning!
    08-23-2010, 04:50 PM
I'm sorry for the ginormous photo: I downsized it by more than 1/2 in paint, and it still popped up here as giant? Ugh.
    08-23-2010, 05:05 PM
Green Broke
Wow, I feel honored, I have an Anglo Arab and Arabians are my favorite breed.

My boy is very very smart, too cheeky for words though and plays tricks on me :\ But I love him!

He is very affectionate (when he wants to be) and reads me like a book. Went for my first ride on him after my operation today (nearly 4 weeks) and he really looked after me :) He was a little eager but who cam blame him.

We Show Jump and we've never come away without a 1st, he is a really fantastic horse. The TB in him gives him the edge in the jump-off! But also a disadvantage to me when i'm trying to catch him from the field :P

Innocent face
Autumn 09 1.jpg

21_03_10 (4).jpg

4_7_10 jumping (2).jpg

4_7_10 Flat (3).jpg
    08-23-2010, 05:06 PM
Oh, those lovely Arabians. :) -sigh- I have always been captivated by their beauty and emotion. I think they're the most emotional and expressive horses I have ever seen, that's for sure!

The first horse I leased was an Arabian. His name was Tony. He was probably the first purebred Arab I had ever ridden and worked with. He was a mess. He made me understand how sensitive the breed is. He completely fell apart when his original trainers had used harsh and abusive methods with him. Poor guy couldn't calmly canter with any confidence for his life! I loved that horse to death. No one else in the barn ever had the guts to ride him. Heh! I miss that guy. He is the reason I fell in love with Arabians. Despite their terrible reputation. I guess it just takes a special person to be able to see through the rep. And see the sensitive, intelligent, willing, partner and horse within.

My horse now, Doc, is also an Arabian and apparently a very well bred one at that! Unfortunately his first owner somehow ended up keeping his papers. He probably has the best natural movement I've ever seen on a horse. He's sweet and so incredibly smart! He just LOVES untying himself and getting out of his stall! He too, unfortunately is an example of how sensitive the breed is. Nothing was ever good enough for his old trainers/owners. They pushed him until he couldn't take it anymore and he learned how to object by bucking. He was the horse that would give his all for his "person". But when that wasn't good enough for them and they kept asking for more, he quit trying. Dressage will never really be his thing again, unfortunately, but he is a wonderful trail horse! He much prefers just hacking around the property.

I think I will always want a crazy Arab no matter what other people think of them. They just can't see what special wonderful horses they really are!
    08-23-2010, 05:14 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
With some Arabians you can't use a crop or whip. They just simply will not tolerate it.

I know all about how an Arab can be if they disapprove of something.

They truly are larger than life, aren't they?
I know! I can tickle my gelding on the shoulder for encouragement but if I smack him on the butt he just stops dead as if to say 'how very dare you!, I'm not doing anything for you now!' and sometime has a little stomp and a strop... and then we carry on with schooling, lol and he is good as gold.
Arabs= definitely larger than life!
    08-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Someone I know said that an Arab's like a Jack Russel, while a quarter horse is like a Lab. Thanks for the lovely pics, sarahver!
    08-23-2010, 05:20 PM
Originally Posted by Northern    
Someone I know said that an Arab's like a Jack Russel, while a quarter horse is like a Lab.

Um, no. Arabians are nothing like Jack Russel Terrorists.

Sounds like your friend just dislikes Arabians.
    08-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Um, no. Arabians are nothing like Jack Russel Terrorists.

Hahaha! That made me laugh! My mom hates Jack Russels! The man who owned a barn I rode at for a while had one named Angel. Ironic, right?
    08-23-2010, 05:25 PM
Should have called the beast Demon Seed. That's a better name for them!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Let's See Those Arabians! Britt Horse Breeds 97 12-17-2011 11:07 PM
Arabians crystal8489 Horse Breeds 18 09-07-2009 02:35 PM
Arabians jemmamalone Horse Breeds 31 02-10-2009 07:42 PM
Arabians & Half-Arabians FreedomRider Horse Breeds 71 01-11-2009 04:52 PM
arabians Tammy Horse Breeds 10 08-29-2007 06:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0