I love Arabians! We have ppone at camp her name is buttons and she is so sweet, tons of energy and very willing! Scared of a lot though, blocks of ice and wall for instance, but in all fairness the arena wall backs onto stalls so you can hear the horses on the other side but you can't SEE them. It's kinda funny she has to be tied with most of the lead rope given to her and stretches it all the way out and just stares at the wall like it might eat her.
Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.