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        08-05-2010, 03:13 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Keep your head high and ignore the discrimination! I get it alot with my mustang because #1 she is "dangerous" and "wild" and most people call her ugly and useless and because she doesn't have the brand needed (her mom had the brand, my girl was born in the hands of captivity) to be considered a mustang, they think she is just a mutt!, however since she is my first horse and I love her I ignore everything anyone says, because I know she is willing, kind, happy, and capable of anything anyone elses horse is!
         
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        08-05-2010, 03:56 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Actually, are you sure they're not saying all that because they're envyous? I can't imagine a person mocking arabs, I mean they're one of the oldest and purest breeds in the world and as far as I know from my own experience they're amongst the most valued and wanted horses ever. At least here in Europe. It's quite rare for a person to have a pure arab (during my 15 years of working with horses I've never seen one!) and when there's actually somebody having one people are mostly drooling over it (or pretending they don't give a ****, because they're envyous...). I know how US is all about quarter horses, they want a big ass, power and (visible) strenght so such a delicate looking creature like arab can be an odd sight but... I just can't imagine there are people that would actually concider arabians something low-class as pretty all my life I've been only hearing about them being the kings of all the horses

    Anyway, as everybody has already told you. Ignore them. There will be a day they'll grow up and realise how terribly wrong they were in judging something they don't actually know anything about
         
        08-05-2010, 04:03 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I just wanted to point out that everyone wouldn't have their TBs and warmbloods if it weren't for arabians. I am not a huge arab fan, but I would never bash one like your "friends" are. Just my opinion.
         
        08-05-2010, 11:31 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    Thanks everyone. Things have calmed down for the moment because I have pretty much stopped talking to the one girl who was enticing it all. And mum you are right they are the oldest breed on record dating back all the way to 1500 B.C. And are one of the purist. They also are built differently skeletal wise so they can go longer distances with no issues. And eventer you are correct Arabs make up many breeds of today.
         
        08-06-2010, 12:15 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Just ignore them, a lot of people don't like arabs. Im not a huge fan, but I definantly don't go around down talking peoples horses. I keep my opinions to myself.
         
        08-06-2010, 12:21 AM
      #26
    Trained
    Quote:
    I just can't imagine there are people that would actually concider arabians something low-class as pretty all my life I've been only hearing about them being the kings of all the horses
    Lol!

    At least in AUS, there are pretty healthy groups of Arab-haters around. Especially stock type riders. They are sarcastically referred to as 'Krazy Ay-rabs' and there is a lot of prejudice against them.
         
        08-08-2010, 02:53 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Well, being a breeder of Arabians in complete Quarter Horse country, I understand. I hear it ALL the time about how crazy they are, etc. Honestly, I don't give it any heed any longer because I know better. One thing you can't change is an ignorant person.

    Just love and enjoy your horse and to h*ll with the rest of them.
         
        08-08-2010, 07:10 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    How can people hate arabs?!?! I LOVE them! Haha lol Ignore them! Who cares what they think? When I had my arab (I have a tb now, but am intent on getting another arab... they are addicting) people told me that he was crazy and I should get a tb or a qh. Don't get me wrong, he was a little nuts, but in his own special way. I always told them that no way was I going to get a qh, they are boring! Tb's, maybe, but arabs are the best. They have the most amazing personality and dedication of any horse, you can't beat an arab
         
        08-08-2010, 09:26 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    I have had the same attitude from folks who where supposed to be my friends back when I had my first and second horses and lived in Phoenix. Both my very first (and second) horses were Arabians and I rode everyday, rain or shine, and often by myself, and nearly always out on the trails.

    My Arabians took me everywhere and were wonderful, people oriented horses! (I kept them until they died at ages 24 and 26).

    What I finally realized, and it was totally true, was the people who bad-mouthed Arabians couldn't handle and control their own horses. People who hardly rode, whose horses bucked them off, whose horses jigged and weren't trust-worthy, those were the people who said they didn't like Arabians.

    So what I finally decided was, when people say they don't like Arabians, what they really mean is they can't handle Arabians and Arabians are too smart for them, or they don't ride nearly enough to keep one in shape. If you ride a lot and are a dedicated horseman(woman), then Arabians are wonderful horses for you. They aren't for the weekend warrior types who treat horses like ATV's.
         
        08-08-2010, 09:36 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
    keep your head high and ignore the discrimination! I get it alot with my mustang because #1 she is "dangerous" and "wild" and most people call her ugly and useless and because she doesn't have the brand needed (her mom had the brand, my girl was born in the hands of captivity) to be considered a mustang, they think she is just a mutt!, however since she is my first horse and I love her I ignore everything anyone says, because I know she is willing, kind, happy, and capable of anything anyone elses horse is!
    Yeah, I have a Mustang too! What's so cool about my Mustang (John) is that he is SUCH a good horse, nobody can bad-mouth him. The worst anyone can say about him is that he walks a little slow. But everyone else's horses can be bouncing off the walls, and my Mustang, who was born in the wild, is the calmest, coolest horse in the group. I have literally had riders gallop past me on group rides (the dummies!) and John was calm, cool and collected. I have a friend who is a die-hard QH person (she said she would never own another breed) who said she would be happy to own John if anything ever happened to me. So that is a big compliment in my eyes.

    I guess as a horse lover first and foremost, I really love all breeds. They were all bred for different purposes and have different looks, but really I am a horse lover, no so much a breed lover. Sure, my first two horses made me love Arabians, John made me love Mustangs, but honestly, when I shop for a horse I am looking for a good, safe, sound, honest horse. I am not locked onto thinking one breed is best above all else. Other people seem to think "their breed" is the only breed worth having.
         

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