Acquired: Barn / trainer
Plantersville, Texas, United States
Posted Jan 13, 2019
I've met a few Arabians over the years, I even have friends whose parents breed top-quality ones, but I had only met them one time. Those ones were all highly trained and easy to handle, but the one I really got to know was one that ended up at my Reining internship because the boarder abandoned her. She was an absolute dream to handle and ride. She went out with one other horse and was very easy to lead to her paddock they shared. You could even lead her with her friend together without issue. They would wait patiently at the gate as you opened it, walk through calmly, and wait patiently while you closed it and removed each of their halters before running off in a blast of energy and excitement. We aren't sure why this horse was abandoned as she is an absolute model citizen. She knew her routine exactly and may not have even needed a halter at all when being led. She always knew where she was going at what times of the day. She stood quietly to be saddled in cross-ties, rode out the same way every time with no spook or high-strung tendencies, and enjoyed being groomed. She would lift her feet for you just by a touch and even children were able to ride and handle her. She knew when it was time to work and when it was time to play and even knew voice commands. She never had any health issues as far as I know and she ate very little but never lost weight. She, however, wasn't very clean in her stall and tended to spread her hay around and mix up all the dry shavings with wet shavings and she liked to play with her water, so that didn't help. She was quirky and knew how to make you smile while being as gentle as a feather when being handled. She was absolutely raised well and I'm sure a lot of it had to do with her natural personality. If I wasn't allergic, I'd happily own one of these Regal beauties! And She was especially fairy-tale worthy as she was a beautiful white grey with a wonderful carriage and face that was dished, but not distorted. I'd recommend this breed to anyone. Literally an all-around horse that can do anything. This mare was able to do Reining, trail, Pony club, and eventing and she excelled at all of them.