This is my absolutely FAVORITE cross of all time.
Sure, they may not be a registered high-dollar arabian, but dang! The best horses I've ever had have been QH/Arab crosses.
My first gaming horse was one herself. Her name was Angel and she was so beautiful. She was big, around 16hh, and stocky enough to get down and slide in the ground and cut out cattle but quick and agile like any other arab. She was stocky but refined in her body type, if that makes sense. Like a lot of the newer arabs look like they'd break if you so much as tapped them wrong on the legs, but Angel looked like a working cowhorse in the ring but could rock any endurance race.
Its a very versatile cross. All the ones I've seen have been used for anything from Dressage to barrels, reining to jumping!
I'm not saying reg. arabs are bad, because I love them to death, but if I had a choice I would pick the Arab/QH cross.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.