Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
My first Arab was free, my second cost $250. :) (he was originally purchased for $50,000.00, so he came from great lines, apparently).
I was a QH girl through and through. My mentor warned me that Arabs were too hot/flighty when I was looking at an Arab mare to buy. A few years later, my mentor ended up getting an Arab by chance (a sort of a rescue situation) and it didn't take long for her to call me and say, "I was wrong, Arabs are WONDERFUL!" Now, despite the fact that she has 14 horses of various breeds, an Arab is her chosen personal riding partner.
I personally love both QHs and Arabs, but I have found Arabs to be a bit more openly loving. No matter how much time I spend away from my horses, my Arab is always like, "OMG I LOVE you and I MISSED you SO BADLY!" My QH is more like, "Where the heck have you been? It's not like I care, or anything... hey, where you going? You aren't leaving, are you?"