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post #11 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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I'm used to it now - I just can't dredge up the energy to get upset because I have no time nor patience for stupid people.

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post #12 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 07:18 PM
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Meh ... when someone tells me how much they hate Arabs ... I usually shrug and reply:

"Well, they certainly aren't for everyone. As a rule, you need to be smarter than your horse."

I smile sweetly while they take a moment to digest my statement.

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post #13 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 PM
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Hey, now! Don't be hatin' on the drafts!
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Totally just conjured up two other breeds for an example - (you know that Drafty!) - I Love Drafts, Palaminos, Arabians, Morgans, QHs.... Heck! All breeds are wonderful! :) Especially QHs and Morgans haha (just teasing)
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post #14 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 07:31 PM
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Totally just conjured up two other breeds for an example - (you know that Drafty!) - I Love Drafts, Palaminos, Arabians, Morgans, QHs.... Heck! All breeds are wonderful! :) Especially QHs and Morgans haha (just teasing)
I know. I just had to mess with ya. BTW- How is your bracelet holding up?
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post #15 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 07:32 PM
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Arabian's are incredibly smart and in the "bad" Arabs I've met I have always found that the horses imitate their owners and or riders. If she's had a bad experience maybe she should look at herself! Though I will say I've also known most Arabian's I've been around to be a bit high strung and flighty and the breed isn't for everyone! I learned how to jump on a super Arab mare who I loved and I've loved every other Arabian horse I've ever sat on as well!

The lady sounds like a stuck up snob who's not willing to open her mind to the idea that not all horses are the same. Shame for her. I'd rather have a smart, flighty over energetic Arab than a dumb QH (I've got a Paint/QH mare so I'm not trying to hate on the breed ;) ).
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post #16 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 07:53 PM
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Good, and still beautiful!!! Had a little pin/charm snafu but no worries :)
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post #17 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 08:12 PM
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My mare is the stereotypical Arabian mare. My Appy is 3/4 Arabian, and he rolls a cigarette and smokes it as he strolls down the trail, askin', "What's next, boss?"

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FWIW, a rancher friend brought down a Border Collie from Utah last weekend. After watching Mia, he looked at a mountain about 10 miles from here and said all she really needed was to be ridden to the top of the mountain and back...but then, he's spent his life on horses. Hard to fool him!

We sold the dark purebred Arabian mare in the picture below several years ago, but my youngest daughter rode her as her first horse when Lilly was green broke. And Green on Green worked out fine because of how sweet Lilly was. Pity Trooper and Lilly hated each other...


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post #18 of 63 Old 02-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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I can't believe this kind of bias still exists

Growing up in the Sixties, I put up with so much Arab/Cross hostility that I learned to strongly dislike Quarter Horses and Appaloosas for a lot of years.

I finally got myself over that because it isn't the fault of the horse, just the ignorant owners of the horse.

I've been riding Tennessee Walkers for 22 years in order to be able to ride and I even get hassled over them, on occasion

Those occasions are generally when the soring issues hit TV and the newspapers. I own three Walking Horses, therefore I sore them. In some people's minds you can't own a Walking Horse without being an abuser, ya know

I hope the OP can get over those criticisms a lot faster than I did
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While Arabs and Morgans aren't Appys and don't have spots, but IMO they are among the better of the lesser breeds...
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post #20 of 63 Old 02-17-2013, 10:25 AM
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Like a lot of sensitive breeds, it's the owners who mishandle them and make them nuts. I've met good Arabs, and I've met crazy, high-strung Arabs (they generally resemble their owner!). I encounter the same with pasos. A lot of people locally won't deal with a paso fino, because they've been made crazy and people-wary with bad training. I love the breed, but when I went shopping, I thought I was actually window shopping because I didn't think I'd find one that hadn't been pretty much abused. Then I found my little mare, and she came right home!
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