Originally Posted by countfalcon
Hi. I've been looking around for a horse for a while to do eventing with, and I've found a young Quarab that I'm interested in. He's 63% Arabian, according to his papers, and he's got some obvious Arab characteristics. Would he make a good eventing horse, based on this vague description? I know its not enough information, but I really need to make a decision soon. He hasn't had much training, but I'm hoping to train him myself if I think he's got the potential. Anyway, I can post a picture if necessary. Thanks!
I'm going to say a qualified MAYBE. Arabs have all the stamina and heart in the world. They are not known to be real great jumpers, not at huge heights and spreads. So, depending on what level you are at, the jumping may or may not be an issue. There are some Arabs who EXCEL at eventing, but if I were looking for a horse for upper levels, I wouldn't look at an Arab as a first choice. I wouldn't look at a QH for it either, BTW.