I am new and I just saw this post!!!! Ohh......I LOVE arabs!!! They are SO pretty!!! I have a 6 year old pure bred, straight egyptian, al-khamsa, blue list, bay arabian mare (that was a mouthful). Her name is GHA Stormys Moniet. And she is one of the best horses I have ever owned. I got her when she was three days old from an Arab breeder in Oregon, her dam had rejected her. To make a long story short I was totally blessed and this very nice lady brought me this gorgeous filly and only asked $100 in return (didn't even cover the cost in vet/gas bills! And this filly came to me very healthy and strong, no problems whatsoever, she has great conformation and one of the sweetest personalities. Now that isn't the full story but it would take me a long time to post the whole story on here so if you would like to hear the full story, or if enough people want to hear the full story message me and let me know cause I would be happy to tell it if people would like to hear it. Its kinda long thats all. Anyways I absolutely LOVE her and she is NOT your tipical Arabian (which are normally hot tempered and frisky), but not her, nope, just by her temperment you would never know she is a purebred Arab. Since I got her trained when she was 3 yrs. old I have riddend her with ONLY a halter and reins, NOTHING ELSE for control. She has never used a bit and I dont' think I'll ever have to. Like I said she is now 6 yrs. old and we have gone on NUMEROUS trail rides (even a couple up in the Montana mountains,very steep, hazordous trails!) and have never had any trouble with just reins and a halter. She is ALWAYS very calm and good on the trail, she has encountered DEEP rivers, ponds, mud, STEEP (up and down) hills, mountains, rocky hills, tied to trees while on a hill all night,hot conditions, cold conditions, jumping over logs, fallen trees, encountering moose, bear, many deer, coyotes, etc. She has pretty much done all the trail stuff she could do, and all with a halter and reins! We trust her enough to put almost any beginning on her, she knows her job and does it well. I absolutely love my arab, they are SO smart, loving, and drop dead gorgeous! Ok, enough talk, I'll show you some pics.!! THese are all older pics. from last year, but I'll be getting some new ones soon and will post them! I will also try to find some of the pics. that i have of me riding her on some trails around here. Well Enjoy!
One of our trips to the Montana moutains, Wanless Lake, Stormy was loaded up quite heavy but did a great job on the trail, I was very proud of her!~
Taking a break (trails in Montana)~