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post #11 of 127 Old 06-17-2010, 03:46 PM
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of course theres the crazy and calm in every breed, but personally I dislike arabs. Most of them are crazy, and I don't like the dished face. I would never want one.

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post #12 of 127 Old 06-17-2010, 03:48 PM
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Most of them are crazy
No, they aren't. You've been listening to too much anti-Arabian propaganda.

How many Arabians have you ever owned? None? Yeah, I thought so.

I don't like those big, clunky looking, tiny hooved halter QHs, but that's merely a personal preference, just like your distaste for Arabians.

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How can you say there's crazy and calm and then say most are crazy?
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post #14 of 127 Old 06-17-2010, 03:54 PM
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How can you say there's crazy and calm and then say most are crazy?
Because it's merely an opinion based on nothing more than what she's heard other people say over the years, and not actual experience with the breed itself.
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post #15 of 127 Old 06-17-2010, 04:08 PM
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You seem to be able to spot the propaganda and "facts"(..opinions..) that other people like to tell, that is good. The other posters have it summed up pretty well for you,but I just wanted to say that I appreciate you being open minded. I am owned by two Ay-rabs and I don't think that I could ever be without one again. I don't know about anyone else but, in my experience, I have found early teen geldings to be the most sweet and willing ones.That is, of course, a generalization, but something to think about coming from the owner of a mare. LOL Good luck in your horse search and keep us updated with any news on your new partner!
On a side note, I can't stand the diaper butts on those halter horses,but that's my opinion.

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My first horse was a 19 year old Arab mare and I honestly think it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. She taught me a whole lot more in 2 years than the Quarter Horses and Paints I rode for the 5 years before I got my own horse. As Speed Racer has noted, they're incredibly smart just as they're more reactive. However I found that if my mare ever did spook at something, the second she realized it wasn't going to come after her, she never spooked at anything like it again. Even if we went somewhere else and encountered a similar object. I trusted her with my life and I don't think you find many horses you can do that with.

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That's good. ^^
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My once in a lifetime horse was a purebred Arabian.

He was a little bay gelding who was barely 14.1 h but was absolutely convinced he was 17 h, and had the attitude and heart to match.

I trusted that horse with my life on more than one occasion, and he did the same with me.

Once you've bonded with an Arabian, they'll stick with you to the end. Until you've had that type of relationship with a horse, you don't know what you're missing. Once you have, you'll always want that kind of bond.

He and I were together 21 years. It's been almost 3 years since I stroked his neck and spoke to him softly while the vet eased him out of this life, and I still miss him every day.
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My once in a lifetime horse was a purebred Arabian.

He was a little bay gelding who was barely 14.1 h but was absolutely convinced he was 17 h, and had the attitude and heart to match.

I trusted that horse with my life on more than one occasion, and he did the same with me.

Once you've bonded with an Arabian, they'll stick with you to the end. Until you've had that type of relationship with a horse, you don't know what you're missing. Once you have, you'll always want that kind of bond.

He and I were together 21 years. It's been almost 3 years since I stroked his neck and spoke to him softly while the vet eased him out of this life, and I still miss him every day.
That is exactly how I feel about my horses. I don't want the day to come when that comes! :(
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post #20 of 127 Old 06-17-2010, 04:46 PM
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Live, the pain is worth it to have their shining presence grace your life.

I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance.

I wouldn't have missed that 21 year dance for anything.
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