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post #41 of 68 Old 02-25-2011, 11:13 AM
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It is worth remembering that Arabians have a lot of variety within the breeds, just like Quarter Horses do. I sold one Arabian mare in Dec because I wanted to get down to two horses. Lilly and Mia were both definitely Arabians, but of very different lines.

Mia apparently comes from CMK (Crabbet, Maynesboro, and Kellogg) lines. I don't know much about breeding, but I gather they emphasized endurance and military sales (back when the military used horses). Her sire tended to produce horses pushing or hitting 16 hands. Mia's estimated weight at her last vet check was 890 lbs.

Lilly is more what people think of as Arabian. She was 14.2 and weighed around 750. She carried me & my saddle pretty well, but 200/750 = 27% and she took a while under saddle to find her balance with me. Once she did, she didn't seem to have any trouble. Small, light, lots of spunk combined with a gentle nature...great horse. I would have kept her, but the rest of the family voted to keep Trooper, who in all honesty is probably a better horse for general riding.

A picture of both below, with me riding Mia in an English jump saddle and my youngest riding Lilly in a western saddle:

Both are good horses, and Lilly's new owner is riding her on trails3-4 times/week.

Oh, and while Trooper is an Appaloosa, 3 of his 4 grandparents were pure Arabian. It is a great breed!

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post #42 of 68 Old 02-25-2011, 11:47 AM
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Once my grandma sold her arabs that she bred, my dad said never again will there be one on this farm! Well then I came along lol :) First we brought home a grade quarter/arab, then I got a job working at a local arabian breeding/show facility. They had a good lookin little stud named Size Matters and I ended up gettin him for free. He had alot of problems, spooky. But he and I worked them out, but we never formed a real good bond, when it came to start him under saddle we just didn't click, don't know if its because I didn't have enough time to spend with him or just our personalities. Well I ended up selling him to a really nice guy and his family in northern MN. I do miss having him around, had a great personality and just a sweetheart! The last pic is from when he was a yearling, before I owned him.
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post #43 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 12:52 AM
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i love this thread! arabs are absolutely amazing horses. they are soo smart.. my horse learns faster than any other horse i've worked with. he's almost too smart sometimes. they're affectionate, and love to be with people, and they can go forever! it doesn't hurt that they are just GORGEOUS! i love all the pictures! i could go on and on and on about everything i love about them.
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post #44 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 01:05 AM
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I agree with your entire post. They just have amazing minds! (well, there are the exeptions, just as every breed :p)

Here is Vinnie in his halter I got him at arab nationals :) Oh, and excuse the white lipstick, it was after our ride!

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post #45 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 02:00 AM
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I think arabs are great, and a fun breed

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post #46 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 02:36 AM
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I watched an arabian show one time on RFDTV and fell in love with them when I was young. :) I finally got one and he is my life hes actually on the lazy side unless we do games. I love Arabians they are such a wonderful breed I have nothing against other breeds I just enjoy the arabian breed sooo much. Me and my 15 year old P. Arabian Gelding Cal

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post #47 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 02:55 AM
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Baileydawn he is SOO cute!
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post #48 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by baileydawn View Post
hes actually on the lazy side unless we do games.
This is true about a lot of the arabs I'm around! The mare I showed HUS last summer was LAZY. I had to pushpushpush to get her in a nice hunter trot. However, when we got in the ring she was ready to go, I had to slow her down!

I haven't shown Vinnie, but I'm sure he'll be like that. Even sometimes after a canter when he's fresh he'll get excited and speed around

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post #49 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 12:58 PM
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Question for Arab I said Ace is my first Arab, and she 'speaks' completely differently to my other horses, they wicker or neigh if I'm late or dawdling with feeding, but she kind of mutters under her breath. It's a most un horse like sound, but it just about makes me melt every time I hear it. Is this an Ace thing or a breed thing?

Oh, pics of my girl, because I've enjoyed seeing everyone elses

July 2010 a few weeks after we got her

Feb 2011, new Arab on the way

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post #50 of 68 Old 02-26-2011, 01:00 PM
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This is coming from a person whose never owned an Arab...

I love them! If I were to get an all-around horse that I could trust to do pretty much anything, I'd get one! My experience with them has been anything from trail to jumping and all the ones I've ridden (mostly Egyptian or some Egyptian crosses) have been fantastic horses.

Plus, gotta love the founder of the TB ;)

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