One view, Arabians are just another horse, nothing different from the rest of them. Now a lot of that is true, they don't need special equipment, for the most part, or any special training.
Another view, Arabians are magically awesomely different, with their shiny coats and tendency to pee rainbows and fart butterflies. They need halters hand tied by arabian desert princesses, food created by the gods and servants by the thousand.
The truth, I don't know, I can only tell about my Arabian, she likes a french link snaffle, not loose ring thank you, must be an eggbutt. The special Arab saddle I bought because we hoped it may fit my Haflinger stud, it didn't, didn't fit my Arab either. The beautiful Haflinger saddle I bought fitted the Arab better than any of the Haflingers.
She is super smart, when she gets something, she gets it, and then will get bored if I keep repeating the lesson, so variety is the spice of life. She is all Arab, she loves to snort and blow at the world, that is her way, I don't try and correct it, and I never let myself get worried by it, it's communication. It's her way of saying "Hey did you see that big scary thing over there, did ya, did ya," My answer is, yup, I saw the huge scary thing, but you're an Arab, and you are awesome, so I know we will be fine. The snort and blow then turns right into "hey world I'm the best and I'm looking after my Mum here"
Truly working with Ace is a partnership, I trust her and she trusts me, and it is a more equal partnership than with any other horse I have, but that is hard to explain. Just trust your boy, and let him learn to trust you, and you may find the same joy that I have.
My one bit of 'hard' advice........do not try and run an Arab in a round pen or a lunge line to burn off steam, or tire them out, they do not appear to have a 'tired out' setting, you will just end up with a fitter and fitter Arab