Two years ago if you would have asked me to ride an Arabian, I would have been terrified. Most of the barns I went to, two years ago, had many horses such as quarter horses, paint horses, thoroughbreds, ponies, and more, but the one horse I had never ridden before was… an Arabian. Because I had never ridden an Arabian before, I started to form thoughts in my head that Arabians were scary or “crazy” and it really started to impact my riding journey.
The first lesson I had at the stable I am currently at now, I rode an Arabian. Yes, the type of horse that I was nervous to ride. Even though I was nervous, I had to tell myself to be brave and to hop on. The first time riding an Arabian was an incredible experience for me. There were honestly no words to describe how amazing it was. Since then, I cannot say enough about Arabians. They are beautiful, energetic, inspiring, uplifting, strong, and loving animals. They can make you laugh, cry, and even pump your fist in the air.
So, today I want to be able to shed a new light and maybe change your opinion on Arabian horses. These horses can be known as “hot” and “crazy”, but it all depends on the person who takes care of them.
I believe that horses are shaped by the people who care, train, and ride them.
Arabian horses are very sensitive horses and they can pick up on the slightest emotion. They know when you are feeling scared, nervous, tense, or frustrated. So if a nervous rider was to ride an Arabian, the Arabian would be able to pick up on that feeling and may react to that. Horses mirror our actions, so if we are feeling nervous, they will be as well. On the other hand, if a confident and calm rider was to ride an Arabian, the reaction of the horse might be a bit different. The horse may be calm and confident as well, making it a more enjoyable ride.
So, the conclusion in all of this is that, yes, Arabians can be more high-spirited sometimes, but if you are a rider who is calm, then they will most likely be calm as well. Arabians are also extremely intelligent animals who learn very quickly. Every interaction you have with an Arabian means something to them and they are able to learn what you are asking from them very quickly.
So, what is your opinion on Arabian horses? Until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!