Re: Arabian Mare ?
Normally its the owners that make Arabs highly strung.
This year not only have i had 4 of my own Arabs to work but ive also had 3 in to back and bring on as well as so called problem Arabs (had 4 of these in) and once we changed there diret and routine they were fine.
Arabs ARE forward going rides they are not plods by far but they are very loyal horses who love to please there owners.
They love to work and love going out and about, they are very intelligant Horses and they do get bored easy so doing diffrent things with them keeps them happy.
I trust all my Arabs with my Life including my Stallion they are only difficult ride if you make them a difficult ride.
Surly other breeds of horses are just as forward going, just as intelligent horses as the Arab, surly other horses get bored if you do the same thing day in day out with them.
The way i look at it is how would i feel if i was them, what would i do in there situration.
I got my first Arab (who is now 25yrs old) when he was 6 months old and i only been riding for 6 months i couldnt even canter and yes we have been though a lot of hard times but ive never givien up and its has shown by what we have achived over the 20yrs he has been in work.
BUT ALL TO THERE OWN as they say you either like them or hate them same with everything in life.
Life is to short so if you like the sound of this horse go and have a look it either feel right or it wont if you have "IFs" then its not the horse for you and you need to look at something else.
If you dont look you be kicking yourself