Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I'm an Arabian enthusiast, they're my breed of choice and always will be. So I'm probably a bit biased but I've been raised with them from birth. I find them the most sweet natured, personable, loyal and docile horses imagineable. I'm sure most people can say that about their breed of choice but there's just a presence, a spirit and a mischevious quality about Arabians that grabs me. I've worked with tons of other breeds, and I still stand by my choice. I value each breed and each horse for their differences, but Arabians have always had something a little extra that I adore.
A lot of people find them "hot" but I personally think that's just the Arabian who's had his spirit channeled in the wrong direction. They're brimming with energy, but a properly trained Arabian will only deliver when you ask for it. I spent my childhood racing around the pastures on our purebred broodmares bareback with nothing but a halter at 7 years old!
Anyway, I think you'll find even for 25 years old, the old guy has plenty of piss and vinegar left! Arabs are well known for the longevity. My good friend in Texas has a 27 year old Arabian mare who's nowhere near close to wanting to retire!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.