Nope, no special training. I always used a good basic dressage foundation, for a western horse or an English horse. The western horse still has to use their hind quarters for a nice rounded frame, collection comes from the rear. You still use your seat and legs for "headset", flexing at the poll always comes from the hindquarters, with a round frame. Arabians really do not hold their heads any differently, with the exception of the breed fads that come and go. A correct frame is still a correct frame, regardless of breed. Hunt seat Arabs move in a longer, lower frame than do the saddle seat horses, of course.
Also, riding a horse in the proper frame will develop all the correct muscles of the horses back and neck.
Last edited by Remali; 01-22-2013 at 11:46 PM.