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        04-11-2013, 02:22 AM
      #81
    Yearling
    I'm a yay! I own half arabs. The trot on mine is a little bumpy, but not too bad! And my gelding has a trot so fast that he can catch up to a cantering quarter horse VERY QUICKLY! They are both very willing and try hard to do what I ask. My gelding IS a one person horse. Other people can ride him, but he isnt as trusting to them. He is a good ol' boy with me on there! I love my babies! I have noticed they attach to one person, and they can be a little difficult to start but that's it.
         
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        04-11-2013, 06:09 PM
      #82
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I have ridden both full Arabs and half Arabs and I like the smooth gait
    I've noticed that too and maybe I'm only talking about my own here but they sort of 'float' along - light on their feet as if gravity doesn't affect them the same way. Kind of like a feather in the wind. Riding my arab for an hour and then getting on my QH's and gaited horses right after always felt weird - it's like they were stuck to the ground and felt like they were trudging through sand.
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        04-12-2013, 01:15 AM
      #83
    Weanling
    I LOVE my Arabian/Saddlebred named Joey. He is the best horse ever. But, he's not for everyone especially, the some of QH lovers at my barn. Don't get me wrong, I like QHs but my Joey is a lot more fun in my opinion. I think he's intelligent, intuitive, loyal, energetic, smooth gaited, handsome, versatile and he's all mine! My horse has never disappointed me as he always gives his 110%. He's great with beginners and will even do "pony rides from hell" as I call it if asked or put his all into something new. I truly haven't found something he hasn't been able to do. All within my own limitations and always for fun only. I always feel safest with him. I love the way he watches me leave from his gate. He really can melt my heart.
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        04-12-2013, 04:39 AM
      #84
    Yearling
    Don't arabs supposed to have what's actually called a floating trot?
         
        04-12-2013, 11:44 AM
      #85
    Trained
    The floating trot doesn't make it comfortable. The Arabian trot, NOT collected, is as bouncy as a TB's trot, NOT collected. It's just that it Looks like the horse is floating. They snap their feet a little bit higher and hesitate slightly between touching and takes more energy to perform.
    A QH is more likely to give you a comfortable slow trot.
    My QH, "Buster" has a floating trot, when he is excited and "displaying."
         
        04-14-2013, 12:36 AM
      #86
    Weanling
    My Arabian/Saddlebred has a real smooth trot and he can really rack on naturally when asked to. I was so enthralled with my first post I forgot to say:Yea for Arabs! They're my fav since I was a child.
         
        04-14-2013, 01:51 AM
      #87
    Yearling
    I would called the Arab trot more animated than floating. As Corporal said, an uncollected trot can be very bouncy. Even collected, my Arab is harder to sit at the trot than my daughters Appendix mare. At any gait, my Arab seems to have much more expressive and animated movement than all my other horses.
         
        04-15-2013, 08:31 PM
      #88
    Yearling
    Yes - animated - that's probably the perfect word for it!
         
        04-15-2013, 09:46 PM
      #89
    Trained
    I want to weigh in on the versatility of Arabs and part-Arabs again

    My guy can REALLY jump. He's an Anglo Arab, and this oxer is about... 3'4" maybe? And wider than it is tall. We've done 3'7" of the same width before but don't have video. Please excuse my position :/ it's getting better!
    Scuse the quality, but VIDEO PROOF. He didn't clear the front ... | Facebook

    For some it's not much of a fence at all but for me it's enormous, and he's only 15.1... HE can and has jumped 4', apparently in competition [I haven't seen any results with his name on them but it's been a long time since he was competing at that level... and I trust the person who told me that he'd shown at that height], but I'm a wimp XD

    Edit; and apologies if the FB link is a problem, I can't upload it to youtube for some reason...
         
        04-16-2013, 10:38 AM
      #90
    Weanling
    I love my arab. I all ways have to have a Arab. They are however not for everyone. Now conformation plays a big part on how well their trot is. My arabs trot is super smooth. My arab comes from Sir Musk bloodlines.
         

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