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hey

Me and my family are going down to look at an Arab that we might be buying and i would like to know everything you guys have to say about them.

Hes and old guy 25 but hes doing well for his age : )

thanks

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I can't help you out too much as I've only had my Arabian for a short time but I sure do love him :)
25 is getting up there, what are you planning on doing with him? Do you have any pics?
 

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My mare is 28 (29 in March) and is still doing great. I wouldn't suggest any hard riding, but they are still great for leisurely trail rides and such. I just got the okay from my vet to start riding again, and I will be only doing short trail rides or ponying my daughter on her pony....

I love the Arabian breed. I have owned 2 now, one from birth. They are smart, and usually very people oriented... They can be hard to keep weight on as they get older. But I love my mare and wouldn't trade her for the world. (I've had her for 16 years btw) Good luck
 

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Arabs can get a bit hot at times but they are a very smart and pretty breed. :) I hope he's aweosme and you love him to bits like i do with my horse!! =D
 

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im not sure how do to it. but if you look on myaushorse.com and scroll down to SA Advert No. 4022 05/01/10 ryan Price: 900 youll see him : )
 

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I'm an Arabian enthusiast, they're my breed of choice and always will be. So I'm probably a bit biased but I've been raised with them from birth. I find them the most sweet natured, personable, loyal and docile horses imagineable. I'm sure most people can say that about their breed of choice but there's just a presence, a spirit and a mischevious quality about Arabians that grabs me. I've worked with tons of other breeds, and I still stand by my choice. I value each breed and each horse for their differences, but Arabians have always had something a little extra that I adore.

A lot of people find them "hot" but I personally think that's just the Arabian who's had his spirit channeled in the wrong direction. They're brimming with energy, but a properly trained Arabian will only deliver when you ask for it. I spent my childhood racing around the pastures on our purebred broodmares bareback with nothing but a halter at 7 years old!

Anyway, I think you'll find even for 25 years old, the old guy has plenty of **** and vinegar left! Arabs are well known for the longevity. My good friend in Texas has a 27 year old Arabian mare who's nowhere near close to wanting to retire!
 

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Hmm, Well I will tell you what I know for what it is worth. We had some arab morgan crosses years ago and they made an exellent cross, very smart and gentle but we never had a fullblood arab. Arabs are a hot blooded breed and are in the foundation of several other breeds such as throughbred. A fullblood arab can be very intellegent but also can be very highstrung and energetic plus some that have been overbred have too much dish in their face and a popeyed look with too small a nose. I guess more to the point what is your experience level? if it turns out to be one of the high energy ones would you be comfortable with that, what sort of riding would you do, I mean 25 is kinda of getting up there for a horse especially for strenous activities, you wont get too many years out of it possibly depending on what you want to do with it.
 

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Hi again, I looked on the aushorse site and found him, sounds like he has done a fair bit and looks like a nice horse, personally though not sure I like the part about "rears on command" too much.
 

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Do you have a pic of him?
 

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I've owned Arabians all my life, you won't find a more people-oriented and better horse! Mine never bucked or kicked or spooked, they are wonderful to work with and have the best disposition of any breed. My gelding was used as a breeding stallion for the first 7 years of his life, and he was as gentle as a lamb, even my elderly mother was able to handle him and she knew nothing about horses. Arabians are well-suited to any discipline and very hardy and versatile.

Would love to see a picture of the horse you are looking at!
 

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i love arabians! i have a 12 year old one.hes starting to slow down now because its winter but in the summer he is both trustworthy(id trust him with my life)and high spirited. we go to shows where my 3 and 4 year old neice and nephew ride him then i can trail ride all day with him.hes getting more fragile now but he has the best personality.i prefer the hot headed arabian more because i love fast horses!25 is really getting up there what are you gonna do with him?mine loves to jump and go bareback riding.and a plus is he is a flea bitten grey so i hear people all the time saying "wow ive never seen a horse that color" and people want to ride him and some take his picture.
 
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