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    03-22-2013, 12:58 PM
Arabs, Yay for sure. A nice Polish Arab, I'm a convert, after resisting for many years, I bought my beautiful Ace, and found that she was everything that I have been looking for. Now I have her, 2 daughters from her, and an ArabxSaddlebred, and they are the most gorgeous, intelligent, challenging, frustrating, loyal, fun, and so many other adjectives.
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    03-22-2013, 02:01 PM
The "hottest" horse I own is a straight Polish mare and the most laid back is a straight Egyptian mare. Shalom
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    03-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Green Broke
I say yay....
I had an old grey arab gelding who was my bestie for years until we had to pts due to cancer.

He was the most laid back of any of my horses (including Josie surprisingly) and I never saw any of the hotness from him except when we let them out in the field for the first time for the year and all the others were just as loco.
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    03-22-2013, 02:27 PM
My mare is part Egyptian Arabian, and I love every bit of her! She's high-energy, yes, and has a surplus of endurance, which isn't always a good thing, as she tends to make me tired before I can do much with her. She can be easily distracted and spooky, but at the same time, she's super-smart and loves every minute of her work. Oh, and she flirts shamefully with all the geldings ;) Arabs definitely aren't for everyone: they're smart enough to outsmart a human, and I know some people who dislike high-energy horses. My mare needs an especially light, sensitive touch, and I think most Arabs tend to be that way. But I love them!
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    03-22-2013, 02:32 PM
Green Broke
May I add.....

Josie, my steady eddy Josie that I could put a newborn on and she wouldn't blink for fear of baby possibly being unhappy, could NOT do trails. She would lose her ever loving mind and it would be 10 straight miles of the prance prance prance of a barrel horse.

Hawkeye (my old arab) would go all day with out stop on a trail. He was a smooth smooth ride and we could do laps around all the others....did I mention he usually had 10+ years on them all. I did trails on him up until he was 24 when his cancer got so bad there was no space for the girth. Otherwise he would still have been going and going and going until we put him down 2 yrs later!
    03-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Yaaaaaayyy!!!!!!! I love Arabians. But like every one else said they are not for everyone, and you have to look at each horse as an individual. I own a Arabian who is very friendly, but he can be stubborn and lazy sometimes. But, most of that is because he was green broke, and then left alone for 14 years before I got him. He was very spoiled and bratty, but I am working with him on that now and he is becoming much better. He is a wonderful trail horse and I love him. But my all time favorite horse, is my aunt's Arabian. He is what I would call an "old style" Arabian. He is beautiful, flashy, friendly, obedient, and he really WANTS to please. He is not as delicately built as the halter type and he is the best trail/ endurance horse I have ever ridden. He even won an endurance race with my aunt once. And, as a bonus, he is 24 years old and everything I said about him is still true!!!
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    03-22-2013, 06:25 PM
I am 63 years old have had a few Arabs in my life, the love of my life, my Polish Arab died after having him 22 years and now, I have two Egyptian Arabs. Neither my Polish Arab nor my two Egyptian Arabs are crazy or hot. I really believe it is the trainer that tries to bring out the high spirited look that a lot of show people/judges want to see. If taught by an experienced horseperson or one not interested in a highly spirited horse, they are not like that. Not all trainers seek that "high spirited look", but if you want to compet in the show circuit, that is what they want. What a shame. I also think, there are Arab people and then, there are the others...not Arab people. I personally love the breed and understand them. Apparently not all do.
    03-23-2013, 03:25 PM
I had 2, a mare and a gelding. The gelding was my heart horse. He had alot of crabbett lines in him. BP Magic Mist was his name. I LOVED that horse. He was a handful at first but after we hashed it out he became my best friend! Very aware of everything. IMO they are not "Crazy" just smarter then the average horse, gotta keep them busy!! Not to mention BEAUTIFUL horses!!!!
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    03-24-2013, 02:07 AM
I have an Arab/MFT cross and he is a wonderful horse. Intelligent, friendly, and trustworthy. Also stubborn and pushy, but we are well matched in that regard. I find his personalty to be very endearing even when I'm annoyed with him. He's sensitive and has a definite sense of fairness - if I loose my temper with him and start being too harsh he will get very sullen. He taught me how to have a soft touch very, very quickly. I could not ask for a better horse.
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    03-24-2013, 07:58 AM
I have only had my two Arabs since November, had surgery in January which kept me house bound and then again this month which has kept me house bound. My husband feeds and cleans for me, but I could not stand not being around them so went out yesterday and my gelding nuzzled my hair and neck which made me feel so loved and not forgotten. I look into their eyes and see the sweetest souls.
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