Serg: Scared? No. You should not cross out arabs as your first horse. Not all of them are high strung or even a little jumpy, it depends on the individual horse. I don't recommend that you ONLY look at arabs for your first horse though, because like I said you should focus on the individual horse not the breed :)
I love arabs so much! My horse Vinnie is straight egyptian. He is smart (too smart for his own good), loyal, sensitive, and has so much heart... he would do anything for me and give it 110%. He is actually pretty laid back for an arab (esp. Straight egyptian breeding). He is so quirky! I swear he gets jealous and angry at me.. Lol.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman