Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
As others have said, there are no beginner breeds.
If you have to ask what breed you need, then you don't need a particular breed. Breeds are important when you get into serious competing, but not so much for the beginner or pleasure rider.
Think about the characteristics you want, like the height, age, training, experience and general type you want and search for that.
Arabians can be excellent horses, and can be suited to a beginner if they have the right temperament and training, as with any other breed. I've seen many Arabians carting around kids and beginners at pony clubs and competitions. However, they're not traditionally jumpers and while they can jump they're not the ideal horse for that, and the chances of finding one trained in that (to teach you) is slim.