That's exciting to me! I grew up riding Arabians, but sold my last one when I started eventing. After getting a few OTTBs that weren't sound, I tried (in vain) to find an Anglo-Arab to event. I had several videos of sales horses sent to me, but they all turned out to look, and move, like National Show Horses I did find one that was a beautiful mover, but he was way too spooky. He went on to be a really nice dressage horse. I've kind of come to the conclusion that the really talented ones might be more of a professional's ride.
"Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George
I have an Arabian cross who could possibly be a good eventer, time will tell. Sometimes she jumps like a Connemara, sometimes like a typical Arabian. She is a lot of fun. Not easy, but super cool. So nice to see so many out there representing the breed.
I too got tired of lame TBs and WBs all around. The Arabs are tough cookies, that's for sure.
I know of a half Arabian yearling who is likely going to have that kind of talent - she's scoring in the 80s in-hand and just looks like a refined, prettier version of her warmblood dam. Very nice mover, brave, athletic when she's playing... Her breeder was going to sell her, but has decided she doesn't want to let her go!
My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.
Originally Posted by katarine
If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed
I always like seeing Arabians in the news for Eventing the good ones are just worth their weight in gold... then again, I do have a soft spot for 'em after having two (a purebred and half arab) that taught me a ton.
“They were not sitting backwards on their horses,” he said with a sly smile. “But they had no dressage preparation..." - Bert de Nemethy
Just for the record, Qz Poof of Purchase is owned by Katherine's mom. Katherine owns the full younger brother, Oz The Tin Man. The Tin Man is gearing up for Rebecca, where he placed 2nd in the three star last year. She will be showing both this year.
I started with Gainey Arabians and so even though I out grew Arabians I still love to see them do well. I breed Irish Draught and have been following the horses produced by Playland Farm, their base mares were mostly Al Marah/Crabbet bred mares. They also take their IDSHs to Arabian stallions. The Irish Draught takes a little of the pure reactivity out and gives a nice sport horse. PatO http://www.playlandequestriancenter.com/index.html