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.
Pictures of course!
#2 Alizé, Rafale, Eole
#5 Princess Buttercup