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    02-07-2013, 12:29 AM
  #21
Foal
I have had nothing but good experiences with Arabian, they can get a little crazy when barrel racing, but that is only some. I used to lease an Arab that was just very quick, and rarely too much when doing faster activities. Then I bought an Arab, and he had the world's best personality and was extremely willing to learn ( he didn't know how to barrel race or jump so I taught him that). So overall they are sweet as a button, have very smooth gaits and are very easy to teach. Hope this helps!!! (:
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    02-07-2013, 08:23 PM
  #22
Weanling
I have owned a few horses that were either arabians or arabian crosses. I like the breed when it comes to looking at them, or maybe riding in lessons, but I never enjoyed owning one of my own. I don't ride much, maybe once a week, and I have found Arabians need more saddle time that other breeds do. That's just me.

I do this Arabians are the most beautiful of all the horses when I comes to halter classes and such. :)
     
    02-07-2013, 09:02 PM
  #23
Started
My mare is straight Egyptian and is a diva all the way! Very smart and fun to ride, not spooky but playful. Her son (9 months old) is 1/2 SE and 1/2 Polish Arabian; he is very laid back and a quick study. My gelding.......mainly SE and Polish with a tad of paint. He's the flighty one (I blame it on the paint!! Just kidding) and takes a bit more to ride. But he's a wonderful mover and worth the extra work.

I think a lot of people don't like Arabians because they are so smart and you have to constantly keep one step ahead of them. There's not a breed that I don't like, individuals I didn't like though!
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    02-07-2013, 09:19 PM
  #24
Foal
My two favorite horses ever were arabians. The first one I've ever rode was a wonderful horse never spooky, very courageous. She just loved jumping so much! I also owned a arabian mare for two years, she had a strong caracter and really learned me a lot. Arabians are great horses
     
    02-09-2013, 02:04 PM
  #25
Weanling
I'm not a fan of them, I took riding lessons on one and it was really spooky. But then again so was my QH. My two mustangs are not afraid of anything, so I think I'll stick with them.
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    02-09-2013, 02:54 PM
  #26
Trained
Arabians are sensitive to the emotions of the rider. If you are nervous so too will they. Most require a confident rider. Shalom
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    02-10-2013, 10:20 AM
  #27
Foal
Arabians are my favorite breed. I've owned three half Arabs... all mares. One was half Egyptian Arab, half thoroughbred. The other two were half polish Arab, half saddened. The Egyptian Arab was higher strung than the other two, but, personally, I think that just adds to their charm. In my opinion, Arabs are probably one of the most expressive, and spunky breeds.

I still own one of the polish Arabian, and, while she doesn't look much like an Arabian, she certainly has the personality. The only problem that I've ever had with Arabians is my own fault. Being somewhat emotional and high-strung myself, I had a similar personality as one of the them. Now that was fun...
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    02-10-2013, 11:12 AM
  #28
Showing
My arabian was the best kids horse and great for beginners. His one quirk and a smart one was, was to not move until he felt confident the child could handle the reins. I'd switch him to a halter and he'd be fine. No matter how the child urged him to go faster, he'd remain at a walk. Usually about the third lesson he'd allow the bridle and snaffle bit. It was his choice. He treated children as precious cargo and never took a wrong step.
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    02-10-2013, 02:24 PM
  #29
Foal
My 5 year old daughter takes her lessons in a barn where most of the lessons horses are arab or half-arab. They have all been amazing and patient from our experiences so far.
     

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