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post #31 of 40 Old 09-28-2015, 03:49 PM
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I've only had experience with two full Arabians and they were chalk and cheese different, one was a really easy going mare that was lovely to look at but would never have set the world on fire in her performance which was at best average, the gelding who'd been a stallion until he was 8 was more like your typical 'hot' Arabian but he was super intelligent and a very fast learner though he could never see the point in jumping anything he could go around he'd jump whatever you pointed him at across country.
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post #32 of 40 Old 09-28-2015, 09:56 PM
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Some pictures of my egyptian mare. I've been in some interesting scrapes on her and she never let's me down. I can jump 2'6" on her and trail ride in the worst conditions. If you point her at something she will find a way to go over, around or through it safely. I can ride her with a string around her neck bareback. She is teaching a 14 year old to ride right now.

This is her son. He's 1.5 years old and an inch short of her height, so he should end up tall. He's also the nicest horse to work with I've ever had the pleasure to know. Brave, honest and intelligent. He's out of a stakes winning thoroughbred stallion I really like.
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post #33 of 40 Old 09-29-2015, 11:59 AM
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post #34 of 40 Old 09-29-2015, 10:26 PM
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An arabian thread, can't resist commenting!

I brought home my fourth arabian this spring.
All four have different personalities, but they share common traits:
-Highly friendly and interactive with their humans
-Very sensitive, bright and fast learners (for better and for worse, you have to be smarter-faster or they learn stuff you sometimes need to "unlearn")

My first horse was an arabian filly, Alizé. That was 14 years ago and she's still with me and the love of my life. She was spooky on trail as a youngster, but never anything more than a spook in place or a side-step. She's the calmest horse here, I can put a kid on her back. She was halter-bred, gorgeous but not the best in conformation.

Second is DH's gelding Rafale. He's the hottest and most sensitive; half-egyptian.. Again, never dangerous. Very forward, athletic and expressive, he needs to give his opinion and can put some drama into it. He jumps anything, does eventing.

Third is his half-brother Eole. In your pocket kind of horse, fun personality, thrives on human attention. On the hot side on the ground, but very calm in the saddle. Both geldings came to us as colts 14 and 12 years ago.

Fourth, my new mare Buttercup I chose for endurance. Crabbet-CMK, athletic, brave, calm, non-spooky at all and very forward. She's a dream to work with.

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#1 Alizé
#2 Alizé, Rafale, Eole
#3 Rafale
#4 Eole
#5 Princess Buttercup
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post #35 of 40 Old 09-29-2015, 10:39 PM
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I LOVE Arabians. I own one myself and he's been the best horse ever. He's taught me a lot. People think Arabians are "high spirited", and I do agree some are - however there are many that are calm and cool. My boy is a calm horse, but he will spooks at some things and act like a little child. XD

He's also bouncy. He has a really bouncy trot, harder to sit, and he has two canters, a fast one, and a slow one. He tends to prefer him fast one, though I don't agree. :P

Keep going, keep moving forward. You'll get it together someday.
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post #36 of 40 Old 09-30-2015, 09:33 PM
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my first horse was an Arabian - she taught me almost everything I know about horses - or, at least riding. When I made silly mistakes due to my inexperience, she always let me know i was wrong, but she has never attempted to hurt me. She just gives me this look like, "really? you just did that?!" :) She was older when I got her, so I've never trained one from the ground up, but she is smart and patient...good first horse qualities for an eager first time owner! She continues to be great with kids, and now that I've gained more experience and knowledge about horses, I'd definitely trust her with beginners. Still, I think temperament varies from horse to horse. I'm not sure how much you can rely on breed stereotypes... ultimately, you just have to find the one for you!
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post #37 of 40 Old 09-30-2015, 10:06 PM
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Roman- It's still crazy to me how much our horses look alike lol!
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post #38 of 40 Old 10-06-2015, 11:46 PM
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Arabians are fantastic horses for many disciplines. I have been riding them for quite some time and they are very intelligent and willing.
Obviously, like almost every breed they have their little quirks and personality traits that are relative to the breed, the main one being they can be highly strung.
It does depend on the horse, you will get some arabs that are slobs, some that will spook at a blade of grass and some that are beautifully mannered. It all depends on the horse, but as a whole, arabs are perfect for almost any discipline, and there isn't a soul alive who could deny those beautiful dished faces...
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post #39 of 40 Old 10-07-2015, 12:21 AM
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Whatever you do to your arab, he/she will REMEMBER - good or bad
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post #40 of 40 Old 10-07-2015, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post

Never TELL an Arab it has to do something. They are like husband's ----- the idea has to be planted, then the husband and the Arab both think the idea was theirs and it was a wonderful idea, lollol
Now there is someone who really knows arabs :)
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