So I'm in the process of looking for a horse and am having a hard time deciding what breed I want. Initially I was interested in either a quarter horse or appaloosa as they are know to excel in western events, but I've also come across some great arabs and thoroughbreds. I know my number one concern is to find a horse that is compatible with me in regards to personality, but I still wanted to know what everyone thought about training an arab or thoroughbred in poles or barrels. I had an arab about three years ago and he was beautiful, also was started on level one dressage, we never rode him western, though that is what I am wanting to perform in more. Thanks for the help!