YAY! I couldn't live without my Charlie Boy my heart horse. Seriously though, it was night and day when I bought Walker my QH. Some as others have said can be ruined, or just BAD. You have to find the right one. I love their spunk.
The attitude, the general riding, everything is so much different. Charlie has such a fiery personality, and is definitley the epitome of the Arab. He has that floaty trot, the dishy face, the stature. Just everything that's to love about an arab. I told DH when we finalize everything with the house in the next fear years he shoud be expecting Charlie to have a new arab friend. He hates that fire, but still loves Charlie. I don't blame some for not liking, they're not for everyone. I've had more fun with Charlie than I can even write.
I would hang around some Arabs first and see how they interact, they are a horse obviously but tend to different attitudes about things. Ride some as well, most have a lot of spirit and "fire" but that's what I love. I couldn't give arabs up in my life for anything! I love having my QH Walker, and then my Arab Charlie it's so much different, but I will never not have Arabs.
Can't tell anyone that enough, most say I'm crazy to take on Arabs. They're definitley something to get hooked on and not for the faint of heart. I could write pages here, but it's something you really have to experience yourself.