As for crosses, I honestly believe a QHxArab cross is one of the best hroses you can buy....But you have to have a sense of humor and you have to be patient and make sure you click.
By stereotype, sometimes undeserved, Arabians are hot horses. However, they are also a breed of horse that is incredibly smart and will (And I mean this) remember everything. Every arabian and arabian cross I have been around shows that feature. They are sensitive and intelligent animals who will take work to befriend...But once you do befriend the you will never, ever want another breed again.
Quarter Horses are like smrobs said. Extremely versatile and good minded horses, just a really good all-around breed where you can find pretty much anything you want.
I believe in the QHxArab (Quarab, if you will) because when you breed the muscle and the athleticism of the QH with the speed, heart and stamina of the Arabian you get a horse thats fast, catty, can go for days and is extremely willing and athletic.
Now I'm not going to say I haven't met some stupid ones, because I have. But I would say that about 80% of the ones I have met I have absolutely fallen in love with, and then 15% I have not liked but others have just absolutely clicked with them.
Really, really wonderful horses IMO. You can get the cattiness of a cowhorse or the ability of a sporthorse, and the mind and beauty of a dressage horse too. Anything you want can be accomplished with "Quarabs" I believe.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.